iPhone 6, the Apple’s new iPhone with larger screen is now more popular than it was at the time of announcement. A survey was done on iPhone 6 and iPhone 5S/C, and the result released on 23rd December. From that survey, it is seen that the demand for iPhone 6 was 33% before its launch, and it reached to 37% after launching. For iPhone 5S/C, the demand before launching was 10% and this percentage remains same post launch. So in total, the demand for iPhones is 43% before launch and 47% post launch. For android devices, the demand before launch is 46%, and it’s same after launching. For other smart phones, the demand is 10% pre launch and 6% post launch.
Half of the surveyed people who are planning to buy a new smart phone in the next three months are planning to go for an iPhone. Piper Jaffray, the investment bank conducted this survey in the US in this month and the number of consumers who took part in the survey was 1004. Analyst Gene Munster released the results, and a copy was provided to AppleInsider.
A similar survey was conducted after the launch of iPhone 5S, which saw the demand drop to 44% from 50% in the same period.
So, this result shows that the consumers are interested in larger screen iPhone. Analyst Gene Munster said it’s a proof to the strength of the upgrade cycle.
The manufacturing partners of Apple are catching up with demand. Last week, 80 Apple retail stores were checked by the bank, and it is found that they have 78 percent iPhone 6 at their stock, which was 56 percent a week before.
The shipping time has also improved, and Munster said that Apple would be able to catch up it fully by the end of this year.