Android users secretly lust after iPhones

Android-based smartphone sales may be up, but a new survey has revealed that many still harbour secret desires for Apple’s iPhone.

Android sales have risen more than 1000% in the past 12 months, yet Android owners are four times more likely to covet an iPhone than the other way around, according to a poll by mobile comparison website

Almost a third of Android owners admitted to longing after an iPhone, whilst just 7% of iPhone users stated they’d prefer an Android model.

The survey also revealed that more than half of men who didn’t own a smartphone would opt for an iPhone as their first model, but less than a fifth said they would go for an Android phone.

Even BlackBerry users have come under the spell of Apple, with more than half those surveyed saying they would like to swop.

Downtime wonders if price has not got something to do with the fact that so many people desire an iPhone, yet do not own one. Perhaps Apple should take note that style and brand is not everything in tougher economic times.

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It comes down to price and choice. Apple makes beautiful products but at a price. If you are on a tight budget you can choose something like the wildfire at £15 for the cheapest contract compared to the Iphone at £35. Not as good but competent. What irritates me and I suspect alot of other people is the way Apple holds back on features to maximise having to upgrade to next model. (i.e. multi tasking) This is a good business model and makes Apple alot of money but I don't like being exploited.

Also look at the choices with Android Small like Sony X10, Keyboard like Desire Z, 4.2 inch screen like Galaxy S. Apple makes a point like a designer label to have a smaller part of the top end where profits are highest.

They have to continually innovate as if they stay still they will be cloned then superceded by the mass market.

They have a lead in the iTab and massive profits, but by this time next year Android will do the same as to the iPhone.