Despite an array of wide criticism surfacing around Apple iPhone 5 for its flawed iOS 6 Maps and lightning port, the demand for the device has not slowed down a bit. The rising popularity clearly indicated that users consider the firm’s latest Maps app fiasco to be the least problem.
According to certain reports, the demand for the iPhone 5 has even surpassed the sale record of the company’s 4S as was reported earlier too.
According to a poll of 4,270 primarily North American consumers done by ChangeWave in September, around 31 percent of respondents were either “very likely” or “somewhat likely” to buy the iPhone 5. And a similar survey done last year indicated that 21.5 percent of respondents were interested in buying the fifth generation tablet.
As per Dr. Paul Carton, Vice President of Research, ChangeWave, “Despite the media attention surrounding both the Apple Maps issue and the Apple Lightning port issue, neither has had an impact on the massive numbers of buyers queuing up to buy the iPhone 5. Rather, the survey results show both issues hardly rank as bumps in the road.”
The iPhone 5 is Apple’s sixth-gen smartphone. Launched on Sept. 21, the device came out with no Google Maps, instead it introduced its own mapping software. The phone also marked to be the first to have a smaller connector, called Lightning because of which users had to buy adapters to use the device with legacy accessories such as car chargers and speaker systems.
As per the survey, just 6 percent considered the Lightning port a “very big problem,” while 31 percent said they felt it was “somewhat of a problem.”
Apple announced selling five million iPhone 5 devices during the first three days of its launch. Since then, the supply was short due to the slowdown of manufacturing process at its plant in Foxconn.