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iPhone 4S not sparking Middle East interest

32.6% of poll respondents would rather wait for iPhone 5

iPhone users in the region appear to want to wait until the iPhone 5 comes out, rather than buy the iPhone 4S.
iPhone users in the region appear to want to wait until the iPhone 5 comes out, rather than buy the iPhone 4S.

While the iPhone 4S may have been a hit worldwide, it seems that Middle East users are being more cautious before splashing out on the new device.

In an ITP.net poll, 32.6% of respondents said they would rather wait for the iPhone 5 to come out than purchase the upgraded iPhone 4S.

The 4S looks exactly the same as the iPhone 4, but features an intelligent voice recognition system, Apple's dual-core A5 chip, an all new camera with advanced optics, and full 1080p HD resolution video recording.

Twenty-six percent of respondents said that they would rather wait and see how the iPhone 4S performs before committing to purchase the new Apple device, while 15.3% said they were disappointed by the iPhone 4S and would rather switch to another brand of phone, rather than purchase the 4S.

The smallest percentage of respondents, 11.22% said that they would purchase the device as it is the last phone from the era of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, and 14.29% said they would purchase the device because it is time to upgrade their phone anyway.

The latest Apple iPhone sold a record four million handsets globally in the first three days of sale. The iPhone 4S was the last Apple device launched during Jobs' lifetime.

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