John Paczkowski at AllThingsD reports today on the findings of a survey of 2,200 consumers carried out in August by ChangeWave for RBC Capital Markets, which said that 31 percent of respondents said they were either very likely or somewhat likely to buy an iPhone 5, either for themselves, or for a family member, in future – an increase of 6 percent from the 25 percent who said the same thing about the iPhone 4 before it was launched. The numbers get even higher for those respondents who currently have an iPhone, with 66 percent of those users replying that they are either very likely or somewhat likely to buy the iPhone 5. Paczkowski notes that this could mean a huge iPhone upgrade cycle for Apple this October, so much so that RBC has increased its estimate for fiscal 2012, up from 105 million to 110 million. All very impressive stuff!
Source: Prelaunch Demand for iPhone 5 Unprecedented - John Paczkowski - Mobile - AllThingsD