A new survey conducted by ChangeWave has revealed that, despite the fact that new Android hardware is continually being released, most customers still prefer the iPhone.
According to the survey, 46 percent of respondents who planned to buy a smartphone within the next 90 days will choose an iPhone, compared to just 32 percent who plan to purchase an Android-based handset.
The survey polled over 4,000 North American consumers, and also showed that RIM has now reached their lowest point ever, with just 4 percent of users planning to purchase one of their BlackBerry handsets.
The brand satisfaction results for the iPhone were also excellent – a whopping 70 percent of respondents said they were satisfied with iOS, while only 50% reported those same feelings for Android, while only 27% were satisfied with Windows Mobile, and merely 26% with BlackBerry OS.
These numbers only stand to further benefit the iPhone once iOS 5 and iCloud are released this fall, as the survey found that 29% of Apple product owners say that iCloud increases their likelihood to buy Apple products in the future, and 13% of non-Apple owners responded that iCloud would increase their likeliness to buy new products as well.