More than one-third (35 percent) of all Americans plan to purchase Apple’s next iPhone, according to an online survey by Pricegrabber.
Already wildly popular with consumers, the next version of the phone, the iPhone 5, could demolish previous sales records.
"Our survey data confirms the strong following Apple has built around its iPhone, with more than one-third of consumers planning to upgrade to the latest model only a little over a year following the release of the iPhone 4," said Pricegrabber general manager Graham Jones, according to reports.
Rumors around the tech world indicate the highly anticipated iPhone 5 could be released in September.
Of the 35 percent who claimed they will buy an iPhone 5, more than half (51 percent) said they will do so within the first year after it’s released, while 30 percent will acquire one prior to the end of this year, 14 percent within the first month, and 7 percent during the first week.
Pricegrabber also asked people online which phone they would most prefer as a gift. Again, Apple came out on top.
Nearly 7 in 10 respondents (69 percent) wished for the iPhone. Motorola Droid Bionic: (7 percent); Samsung Galaxy S II: (4 percent); and BlackBerry Curve: (3 percent), were distant also-rans.