The votes are in and the results are mildly surprising.
Here are the results for the iPhone purchase Poll I started on June 26. I’m pleased to see that 379 people participated. Thanks for voicing your opinion! I’m just not sure why the other 3500 people who viewed the poll (according to my stats) didn’t take the time to vote.
Anyway, I found these results a bit surprising. The biggest surprise: that 28% of the respondents (or 106 people) said they wanted an iPhone so badly that they’d wait in line to get one. Wow.
But the top result was from folks who said they wanted one and planned to get one by year-end (without waiting on line on June 19). That had 132 votes for 35% of respondents.
I voted in the next category: want one but won’t get one by year-end. 92 other people for a total of 25% of respondents were with me.
And, of course, there were 48 people or 13% of the respondents who said they didn’t want one at all.
I think the poll results were skewed. After all, who would find this poll on my site to vote on it? People searching for material related to the iPhone. These are people who are already interested in it and caught up in the hype surrounding its release.
I was away for the big release on Friday and only caught news stories on NPR about the lines on Friday afternoon. Now that I’m back in civilization, I’ll have to catch up on the iPhone hype to see what I missed. (Fortunately, I have a few more important things to do before that.)
In the meantime, I’ve closed the poll. I’ll probably be launching a new one for iPhone owners shortly. Would love to see what real people — as opposed to certain Apple fanboys from the media who got their hands on phones for review — really think about their new acquisition. Stay tuned.