Readers are much more likely to hold on to their phones than they are to splash the cash on new 5C and 5S iPhones this Friday, according to a Light Reading poll.
We asked last week if you'll be rushing out to spend $99 to buy a new plastic iPhone 5C on contract when they arrive in stores Sept. 20. Only 49 out of 830 respondents -- fewer than 6 percent -- said they'll be in line for the 5C tomorrow morning. Forty-two more say they will be waiting for the reviews of Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL)'s cheaper smartphone before digging into their wallet or purse. (See: 5 Things to Spend $99 on Instead of an iPhone 5C.)
Nearly 15 percent of you will be spending more on the higher-end 5S model as it arrives in stores, and 119 respondents said that they'll be spending $399 -- with a contract -- for the 64GB gold-colored iPhone 5S. (Classy.)
Nonetheless, the largest portion of respondents said that they are not rushing to pick up a new iPhone this time out; 331 said they'll be sticking with your current phone, thank you very much. (See: Apple Underwhelms in China, Too.)
We'll start to get an idea of how well this survey maps to actual sales figures tomorrow, when the 4G LTE-capable phones go on sale in the US and 10 other countries. (See: Apple's New iPhones Pack in LTE Bands.)
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— Dan Jones, Mobile Editor, Light Reading