Ninety Percent of iPhone 5 Owners Aren’t Bothered By Maps App: ChangeWave

Thirty-two percent of consumers said that they are likely to buy an iPhone 5, according to a new report from ChangeWave Research. The report found that nineteen percent of respondents are “very likely” to buy the iPhone 5, which is up from the 10 percent of respondents who said they were “very likely” to buy an iPhone 4 back when it launched.

Despite all of the headlines about Apple’s bad Maps app, the report found that ninety percent of iPhone 5 owners reported it was “no problem at all” or that they “haven’t experienced any problem.” The report found that only  3 percent of respondents said it was a “very big problem” and 6 percent said it was “somewhat of a problem.”

In fact, the Maps app is even less of an issue than the antenna issues experienced by some iPhone 4 customers when that device first launched. At that time, ChangeWave interviewed consumers and found that  7 percent of new iPhone 4 owners had a “very big problem” with reception due to antenna issues and 14% had “somewhat of a problem.”
While some people are bothered by the new lightning port, more than half believe that it isn’t a problem. Still 6 percent of respondents said that it was a “very big problem,” and 31 percent said it was “somewhat of a problem.” The main reason that people aren’t planning to buy a new iPhone is that they don’t need it. According to ChangeWave’s report, 61 percent of those interviewed said that they had no need for a new phone because their current cell phone is sufficient.