Survey: 30% of Chinese smartphone buyers to buy iPhone

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30 percent of Chinese mobile users planning to buy a 3G smartphone as their next phone plan to purchase an iPhone, according to the results of a new survey. An Alphawise/Morgan Stanley survey of 2,029 Chinese mobile users, reprinted by Fortune, found that 88 percent of respondents said they expected their next phones to be smartphones. Price appears to be a major limiting factor for the iPhone in China, however, as 53 percent said they would purchase an iPhone as their next phone were price not a consideration. Still, the iPhone’s 30 percent share among 3G smartphone purchasers was the most of any handset or company.

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Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.