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Everyone Loves The iPhone. Will Anyone Buy It?

Those of you who downloaded the iPhone countdown widget in early January are probably jumping with joy that June is within such a short distance, but will everyone who has been praying to the iPhone gods actually purchase one when it comes out? According to Wired Magazine's Gadget Lab, that answer is probably no.

A new market research survey says the average U.S. mobile phone user knows about the iPhone and thinks it sounds swell but does not plan on buying one. Here's more:

Research company Markitecture polled 1,300 people who owned and paid monthly fees for a cell phone. A whopping 77 percent had heard about the iPhone, and 44 percent had a favorable impression of the to-date mythical device.

The numbers get much lower, though, when people imagine owning one. Just 6 percent of respondents said they'd like an iPhone, and a full two-thirds said there's "zero chance" they'd ever buy one. Price and carrier selection were the main enthusiasm-dampeners.

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LadyGloria LadyGloria 10 years
Are you kidding me?? I'm already drooling over the commercials. I want one, but will try to show restraint...wish me luck ;)
alisaa alisaa 10 years
i really want to get one, and with not many people getting it will just be better for me =D
verily verily 10 years
I'm sure there's plenty of heavy cell phone users out there who would buy one. I'm not one of them. I don't have a need for all the extra features. I use my cell phone to make phone calls and that's it.
MandyJoBo MandyJoBo 10 years
I can't wait to get one. I've been waiting forever. It's really an all-in-one device and it makes my heart skip a beat just thinking about it! Am I the only one that gets schoolgirl-giddy after watching all this: ?
ddene5713 ddene5713 10 years
i work down the street from apple and a bunch of those guys come into the tech store i work at and i've seen a few of them use the iphone [b/c they get first dibs/preview it first]... it looks cool but nothing too WOW to me. i'm definetly a blackberry girl. and the whole fingerprints forever being on the screen bothers me.
catstarr catstarr 10 years
I know a lot of people who have started an "iphone fund". I don't think they'll sell out immediately but I'm sure they'll be an overall big success.
Mme-Hart Mme-Hart 10 years
I want one!!
krisua krisua 10 years
I'm not very acquainted with the idea of iPhone so I'd better watch aside a little at first...
Bonne Bonne 10 years
I dont't like cell phone. They're evil. I have a prepaid I keep in my car, just in car I get lost or get in trouble.
macgirl macgirl 10 years
Well this works out perfect for me, shorter lines me I'll get one sooner ;-)
misogi misogi 10 years
FlyrFn4eva, I own a PC and a Creative Zen Vision:M, but I'm not totally anti-Apple. I am anti-iPods and anti-iPhones, though. :)
Saaralynne Saaralynne 10 years
I'm so tired of being a poor college student... Must.... Get... MBA.... Must... Get.... iPhone.....
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
I don't even have an iPod, and I have no plans to get the phone. I'm trying to avoid getting a new phone for the next year and a half so my contract can expire, and I'm a big fan of not paying for my phones.
lilprincess lilprincess 10 years
my boyfriend already put a down payment on one- so i'll just play with his!!
Kazagirl Kazagirl 10 years
I can't afford it plus I am such a klutz and don't need to carry around something I could easily break. It sounds cool but even if I had the money I don't think I would buy it anyway.
FlyrFn4eva FlyrFn4eva 10 years
I'm just not into the whole "Apple" thing... As a proud PC user and Creative MP3 player owner, I think its overpriced and over-advertised...
LuciLu LuciLu 10 years
I just got a new red Krzr, so until Verizon gets the iphone, im SOL. Ha. But id like to wait and see how it is first...
agrepina agrepina 10 years
ive had my cell phone for 2 years now..and im pretty sick of yeah im waiting for the iphone to come out!! i cant wait to get it
glam-sugar glam-sugar 10 years
I'll wait til after it's on the market a while. Kinda like how I never upgrade my OS until there's patches for the little bugs. It is a lot of $ but I'm starting my own company so it'd be very useful.
theworldloves theworldloves 10 years
I am in love with the iPhone, but I know I will never be able to afford it. It's pretty to look at though!
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