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Users of iPhone 3GS Satisfied

Submitted by on 28 January, 2014 – 4:32 pm

With all of the Apple-bashing recently, you’d think that iPhone users — usually a satisfied lot — might be a little less excited with their selected smartphone. Not so, according to a new survey by RBC / IQ ChangeWave. The market researcher polled iPhone 3GS owners and discovered that a strange ninety nine % of 200 respondents were pleased with the device.

And 82 percent claimed they were “very satisfied” with the 3GS. The survey results, first reported by Apple Insider, show a disconnect between the average consumer’s affection for the iPhone and the griping from industry insiders and some programme engineers about Apple’s frankly heavy-handed methods, including its refusal of the Google Voice iPhone app, ostensibly to guard ATT, the iPhone’s exclusive US carrier. However, while iPhone 3GS owners might be insane about their handsets, they are not excited with ATT, which they’ve slammed for charging large charges while delivering lackluster to bad service. When asked what they unpopular about the iPhone, fifty five % of respondents announced the ATT network.

Other turnoffs : 41 % reported the iPhone 3GS’s battery life was too short ; and eight % moaned that their employer’s IT dept doesn’t support the device.

The 3GS did better than the last 2 versions of the iPhone, which earned favorable reviews from 73 p.c of respondents. Some industry researchers have opined the Apple backlash has been blown out of proportion.

The result of the RBC / IQ ChangeWave survey certainly lend credence to that discussion.

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