Research Firm Yankee Group has published figures suggesting that Apple iPhone owners in America will outnumber Android users by 2015.
Based on a 12 month survey of 16000 people, the Yankee Group argues that currently 50% of U.S. smartphone owners have Android phones, with 30% of smartphone users owning an iPhone. However, according to the survey, 42% of those surveyed would be buying an iPhone in the near future, with 42% planning to buy an Android Phone. Despite the split, further numbers show that 91% of iPhone users plan to stick to their device, with only 6% switching to Android. However 18% of Android users plan on buying an iPhone.
Based on this data, Apple should have an extra 7% of the population by next year, and that by 2017, 42% of the US population will own an iPhone, in comparison to only 34% for Android.
Do you think these figures are realistic? What could change this outlook?
Via: Phone Arena