With the hike in Apple’s brand value, iPhone 5 seems to be bringing good luck for Apple. iPhone 5 has undoubtedly taken Apple to a greater height and is likely to be achieving huge success than all of its predecessors in the smartphone market. And to check that, Everything Apple Pro has put iPhone 5 and all of its 5 predecessors to an informal comparison test.
All of the six models were put on the test to measure the power down, power up and loaded webpages over Wi-Fi, and we bring you the video that shows some surprising results.
The first iPhone to power down was iPhone 3GS, followed by the 3G, the 4 and then the orignal first model. Surprisingly, the iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 were the last two phones that shut down approximately at the same time. Then on the Boot-up test, iPhone 4S was the first to boot up, followed by the iPhone 5 and then the iPhone 4. Although, in loading Apple’s own website, iPhone 5 came out to be the winner. The test however did not lead to any conclusion as the tester did not mention as on which device the iOS device is running, that might be affecting the performance, plus all the phones are not on clear factory settings like, iPhone 3G consists several extra pages of apps more than Apple’s own stock applications.
Apple has inbuilt an A6 processor in iPhone 5, which makes it twice as fast as its predecessor. This device includes 4G LTE network that adds as an additional benefit for some customers as it allows a significantly improved Data speed. This feature was praised previously also in the early reviews of the handset as the most impressive improvements. iPhone 5 already beholds a high demand with 2 million pre-orders in just 24 hours, hitting all the record levels.
Not only its predecessors, but iPhone 5 seems to be influencing the smartphone market also. Below shown is an infographic that shows how iPhone is affecting the smartphone market :
- 73% of smartphone users are likely to buy a smartphone only in the next 6 months.
- People who are using Android phones are 2.4x likely to shift to iPhone than vice-versa.
- 87% of current iPhone users are planning to buy an iPhone only in the next 6 months.
- Out of the total iPhone users, only 9% of them are planning to shift to Android.
According to the current smartphone market, there are 54% Android users, whereas only 31% iPhone users, followed by 7% blackberry users, 4% windows users and 4% others.
After 6 months, the smartphone purchase distribution would be around 49% Android users, 39% iPhone users ( from which 71% of prospective iPhone customers are planning to buy iPhone 5), followed by 3% blackberry users, 5% windows users and 4% others. Female are 2.7x more likely to settle for an older version of iPhone as their next smartphone. If we look at the excitement level then, those planning to buy an iPhone 5 are 2x as often declaring they “can hardly wait” for their new phone as those planning to buy an Android smartphone.
This is definitely becoming war of the legends, with iPhone being on a war against its predecessors and smartphones.