Poll: iPhone 5 Sales Happening Soon
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Apple's (AAPL) iPhone 5 went on sale this weekend, selling more than 5 million units. While that number might disappoint some, there could be an explanation, as users hold off purchasing the device.
TheStreet recently polled readers, asking them when they planned to buy Apple's latest and greatest offering. The majority of respondents, just over 43%, said they would get the iPhone 5 within the next month. Some 549 people voted in the poll.
Almost 20% of those surveyed had already pre-ordered the device. Last week, Apple announced iPhone 5 pre-order sales topped 2 million in the first 24 hours. Just 3.27% of respondents, however, said they were waiting on line to get one when the poll was published on Friday.
Though more than 66% of respondents said they planned to get the phone between now and next month, perhaps the next number is something Apple needs to worry about. Of those surveyed, 33.87% said they would wait until the iPhone 6 to upgrade.
Initially, there was plenty of disappointment with the phone's features (or lack thereof). Some Apple fans were expecting Near Field Communications (NFC), while others wanted a wireless charger. There were also calls for Apple to make the screen even bigger.
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--Written by Chris Ciaccia in New York
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