Survey: Half of current iPhone owners will upgrade to iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C immediately

There’s no question that people are excited about the iPhone announcements coming on September 10th, but the number of existing iPhone owners who are already prepared to upgrade might surprise you. In a survey of more than 4,000 current iPhone owners conducted by Ask.com, the results of which were provided by VentureBeat, 46% plan on picking up an iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C as soon as they hit store shelves. The survey also revealed that more than 60% of current iPhone owners are more interested in the high-end iPhone 5S than the budget-priced 5C. In terms of potential features users are hoping to see in the new iPhones, improved battery life received 40% of the vote, while the recent fingerprint scanner leaks have clearly made an impact, as 34% of current iPhone owners are looking forward to thumbprint unlocking.

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