This is news to me. Apparently, not many people are interested in the power that could come with a 4G LTE enabled iPhone. According to a report from Piper Jaffray, a shocking 47% of Americans don’t care about 4G. That surprises me, as I guess I am part of the minority with LTE as one of the main reasons I am looking forward to the next iPhone.
Inside of that, 51% thought that there is no difference between any of the 4G networks, or that they had no idea as to who has the best network. Also, yet again adding on to the amount uninformed consumers, only 15% of those then knew that LTE was better than other forms of “4G” (such as HSPA+). This could be good for companies such as T-Mobile, AT&T, and Sprint, as they are just starting their ventures into LTE, and consumers don’t know which is truly better.
Last but not least, however, is the amount of people looking to buy new iPhones. I myself am included in this, and I will be going with Verizon as my carrier of choice. 44% of new iPhone buyers will be siding with me, while only 29% will be going over to AT&T for their iOS goodness.
What do you think? Are you sad to see that many consumers are still this misinformed? Are you going with Verizon or AT&T for your next iPhone (or neither)? Let us know in the comments.