A survey conducted by IDC the day that Apple held its iPhone 4 reception press conference suggests that all the attention may have an effect on sales of Apple’s latest smartphone. The survey found that 66 percent of current iPhone owners are delaying upgrading. At the same time, 74 percent of non-iPhone owners reported that the issue would not delay their purchase plans.
With Apple announcing plans to offer a free bumper case with every iPhone 4, I wonder how many current iPhone users will now change their mind and go ahead with their upgrade.
Apple may have been humbled a bit but looks to emerge from this controversy with nothing more than a black eye.