Survey Says: 91% of Japanese Won’t Buy iPhone
Prior to the big announcement of the 3G iPhone, iSHARE conducted an internet study among adults aged 20 to 49 trying to gauge the interest of the Japanese in the phone, now that it is on its way to Japan.
The biggest shocker was that only 9% of those surveyed said they were planning on buying one.
The survey was conducted from June 5-6, right before phone availability and pricing were set. Compared to a study from a year ago, it seems that Japanese interest in the phone has dropped immensely. One reason the study points to is the lack of ability to replace the battery in the iPhone.
Softbank is slated to offer the iPhone in Japan, which came as a surprise to most considering Softbank has the fewest customers out of the major wireless carriers there. Pricing is not official yet, though UV broke news today about rumored packages available for iPhone purchase, including the ability to pay the cost in 24 monthly installments.
Follow the link to get all the scoop on the different questions asked and how the respondents answered.