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New iPhone poll ends, exclusivity polls begins

With over 2,900 votes from iLounge readers, our latest poll—“Do you think you’ll purchase a new iPhone when it’s released in June or July?”—has ended. Readers were given choices including yes, they had been holding out for a new model and will buy it no matter what, yes, they’ve bought both prior models and plan on continuing to buy each new iPhone, yes, but only if it includes significant hardware improvements, or yes, but only if it’s smaller or less expensive than previous models. Negative responses included no, they’ve just purchased an iPhone 3G and/or will otherwise not be eligible for upgrade pricing, no, they’re happy with their current phone/service provider, and no, they don’t have any interest in cell phones.

Over half—57%—of responding readers indicated that they hoped to purchase a new iPhone when it’s released, though there was a major split based on different release scenarios. A solid 16% said that they’ve been holding out for the new iPhone and will purchase it no matter what, and 8% said that they’ve purchased both prior models and plan to continue this time. However, 28% said that they will buy a new iPhone only if the new model includes significant hardware improvements, while 5% said their purchase depends on a smaller or less expensive model being introduced. Another 23% of readers said they wouldn’t be purchasing the next iPhone because they just purchased the iPhone 3G and won’t be eligible for upgrade pricing, 16% said they were happy with their current phone and service provider, and, finally, 4% said they have no interest in cell phones. Thanks for all your responses!

Our new poll focuses on iPhone exclusivity agreements. We’d like to know: do you think Apple should abandon iPhone carrier exclusivity in your country? Would you like to use the iPhone on a different GSM carrier, or would you like to use it on a different, non-GSM carrier, which would require Apple to make a different model? Or do you think the exclusivity agreement is fine, or is the iPhone not exclusive to one carrier in your country, or simply not offered at all, or do you not care about the iPhone, no matter who offers it? Our new poll, “Should Apple abandon iPhone carrier exclusivity in your country?” lets you answer that question. You can find the iLounge Poll in the left hand column of the main home page. Vote today!

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another good option for the poll, would be that i like iphone on its current carrier, but want to have the choice to use another, an unlocked iphone sold by apple would be much nicer than current exclusivity deals.

Posted by mcfedr on April 18, 2009 at 2:48 PM (CDT)


Until Apple allow me to chose my provider, I will continue to use the Nokia I have had for the past three years.

I would love to move over the an iphone, but the carrier issue is a big one for me.

Something else I would like to see is an iPhone with much more storage. I currently have a Classic 160Gb (which is currently 25% full and will be completely filled when I complete my CD rips) and a Touch which was a freee gift and I love it although it has far too little storage.

My ideal scenario is to sell both the Touch and Classic and then get an iPhone.

Posted by Captain Slow on April 19, 2009 at 12:33 PM (CDT)


I completely agree with Captain Slow.  I’d love an iPhone, but I certainly won’t be getting one until I’m allowed a choice of carrier.  In the meantime, my trusty Nokia does the job.

Posted by Damien on April 25, 2009 at 10:00 AM (CDT)


“Trusty Nokia does the job” ???? Alternative to iPhone is a Nokia junk ?? Wow !

Posted by Surprised !! on April 27, 2009 at 2:11 PM (CDT)

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