As the new iPhone is announced, JT says Jersey mobile phone users love their iPhones far more than those in the UK. In fact we buck the European trend and are more akin to our American cousins in our favouring the iOS over the Android operating system.
In Jersey around 55% of us who are using Smartphones and have an iPhone, with just 31% opting for an Android Smart phone, such as a Samsung or HTC. In the UK those figures are 17.3% for iPhone and 62.5% for Android. We are also fonder of our Windows Smart phones with 24.5% of JT customers choosing Nokia and only 11% in the UK.
Dominic Vye, Head of Commercial Development at JT said it is an interesting snapshot of consumer behaviour, ‘I think it shows just how cosmopolitan Jersey consumers are, and how much we like our technology as early adopters. The new iPhone launches, with an updated 5S model, and the new 5C – the first plastic version, show that Apple is trying to shift that balance in sales and grow its reach across the world, it will be interesting to see how that pans out. In Jersey, JT have already started to register customer’s interest in the new iPhone models, although stock is unlikely to arrive before October. Although thanks to JT’s global reach and supply base we hope to be the first to secure stock as before.
’However, we are already working hard to secure some demo handsets to have in store as soon as they are released later this month and we ask that customers wishing to get the new iPhone 5C or 5S register their interest at www.jtglobal.com/iphone.’
The new iPhone key spec changes:
• The iPhone 5C is a plastic alternative to last year’s iPhone 5
• It is made of a polycarbonate plastic and is reinforced with a steel frame that acts as the phones antenna.
• It comes in five colours including pink,green,white,blue and yellow.
• The iPhone 5C will retain the same spec as the iPhone 5.
• The iPhone 5S comes in three colours including gold, silver and slate (black)
• A fingerprint scanner is built into the home button of the iPhone 5S, called “Touch ID” the scanner lets you buy apps at the touch of a button.
The 5S is also the first handset to run the 64bit A7 chip which is said to be twice as fast as the iPhone 5 (and 56 times faster than the original iPhone)