According to a survey carried out by PriceGrabber, a part of credit check company Experian, more than a third of consumers in the US are planning to buy the iPhone 5. Altogether 2.852 US consumers participated in the survey.
Of these, 51 percent said they will buy the smartphone within a year of its release, 30 per cent before the end of the year, 14 per cent within the first month, and seven per cent in the first week.
Researchers found that 59 per cent of respondents want a better battery life, and 55 per cent are looking for cost reduction.
While 46 percent said 4G network compatibility was important to them, 45 per cent are hoping for a larger screen, and 42 per cent would like an improved camera.
In the same survey, 69 percent people would like to receive the latest iPhone as a gift compared with other smart phones.
It is believed that the new Apple iPhone 5 will be released on early September in the US.