The poor iPhone 5c has had a rough time of it lately, with reports coming in almost every week about decreased production. But while it hasn't quite gained the attention of the Apple faithful, AppleInsider reports that it's proven relatively popular among a welcome audience: first-time Apple buyers switching over from Android.
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Even though it was a week of travel, feasting, and shopping like fools for a good number of Americans, that doesn't mean things weren't percolating in the Apple news department. We've got new games, new gear, and new market dominance. That's right, Apple might be pretty popular in America, but they're big in Japan. Like huge. Meanwhile...
Among Apple's many genius marketing decisions was the "Get a Mac" advertising campaign aimed at luring PC users into the fold. Now iPhone users are getting similar encouragement about switching to Android from one of Google's executives.
If new research from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners is true, it looks as though more Android users are switching to iPhone than we've seen in the past. As AppleInsider reports, CIRP gained its data from interviews with 400 owners of the new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c.