Interest in Older iPhones Drops as iPhone 6 Release-Date Fervor Grows

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As the expected release of Apple’s iPhone 6 draws closer, fewer consumers are looking to buy iPhones that are already on the market.

Thirty-four percent of consumers polled expect to buy an iPhone, CNET reported, down from 39 percent in February, 44 percent in December and 50 percent in September just after the launch of the iPhone 5s.

This drop in numbers is typical, though, as interest in buying the current model iPhone usually decreases as buzz about an upcoming model increases. Consumers hope that rumors of a significant increase in screen size for the iPhone 6 are true. After the iPhone 6 is released, buying interest will likely jump to at least 50 percent again, if not higher.

Most analysts predict a September release date for the iPhone 6, one year after the debut of its predecessor.

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