Apple iPhone 5 'most anticipated gadget of 2012'

Apple iPhone 5 'most anticipated gadget of 2012'Steve Jobs may no longer be with us - but it appears his legacy lives on as strong as ever with Apple's products still probably the most desirable and anticipated gadgets for the masses.

Case in point: the iPhone 5. Apple's next device may not have even been announced (or finished in design yet for all we know) but that hasn't stopped it topping a list of the most anticipated gadgets of the coming year. In fact, according to a recent survey 74% of people asked are hankering after it.

We're slightly dubious about the claims - only because the poll also suggests that 71% also voted for the iPad 3 and 68% for Nintendo's Wii U. We were always taught at school that percent meant "out of a hundred" so we don't understand how they're doing their maths.

1,916 British adults were questioned (a nice round number then) and the official bumph from a chap called Mark Pearson reads something like this:

"Products such as the iPhone and iPad are always going to be popular, but the release of the Wii U looks set to be a big hit as it’s the first real upgrade that the console has had.

"The fact that we’ve even had searches on the website for some of the products on the list already just goes to prove how hotly anticipated they are," he added.

If you're interested in what else makes up this slightly odd list, feast your eyes below. And do let us know what your own 2012 most wanted gadget is in the comments section.

  1. iPhone 5 - 74 per cent
  2. iPad 3 - 71 per cent
  3. Wii U - 68 per cent
  4. Google Tablet - 65 per cent
  5. Apple TV - 62 per cent
  6. Amazon Kindle Fire - 59 per cent
  7. PSP Vita - 55 per cent
  8. Samsung Galaxy SIII - 54 per cent
  9. Google TV - 51 per cent
  10. Intel Ultrabooks - 47 per cent

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45 comments

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 6, 2012 at 19:02

Shocking stuff.

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 6, 2012 at 19:38

51% of the people asked were interested in the Google TV? I'm a self-confessed Google fan and even I don't care about the Google TV. Tbh, I didn't realise that many people even knew about the GTV in the UK.

Treab  Jan. 6, 2012 at 19:44

isnt it that total flop in the usa? the only reason ive heard about it is because of that company whos stopped making it... (using make gaming controllers etc) matty whilst your here found an xe for 20.42 what do u think..

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 6, 2012 at 19:53

Yeah, absolute fail in the US, it never even got a UK launch. It just didn't have the content to be a genuine alternative to cable or satellite.

The Logitech Review set top box was the product you've probably heard of, they cut the price massively and in the end stopped selling it all together AFAIK. The only current GTV product is a 46" Sony TV with GTV built in. Despite the failure of past GTV products, more are expected to be announced at CES...maybe Google are paying hardware manufacturers to make them?

Treab  Jan. 6, 2012 at 19:59

maybe so. and yep its the logitech one i have heard of :D

i just don't get what goog is aiming for with gtv...

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 6, 2012 at 20:04

You want my genuine opinion of what Google was trying to achieve, you're not going to like it...

I think they were just trying to beat Apple to the TV game and get some market share before the much rumoured "iTV", pops up. Though Google launched it with no content, it was basically just an Android powered TV with no access to the Market...

Treab  Jan. 6, 2012 at 20:11

why do you say im not going to like it? all i want from my tv is a hd screen flatscreen and the ability to watch tv/play my consoles...

ahh the crappytv yes its coming soon.. what will android on a tv actually achieve?

fptshopper  Jan. 6, 2012 at 20:23

The results won't add up to 100% if it was multichoice. The question was probably 'Which gadgets are you most looking forward to in the next 12 months?'

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 6, 2012 at 20:25

That Google feared Apple. That was the point I was trying to make, I didn't think you'd like to hear it :p.

Android (or iOS), on a TV will achieve nothing apart from 42" Angry Birds and Twitter/Facebook.

fptshopper  Jan. 6, 2012 at 20:27

And from the dubious answers given I would say those questioned were probably shown a card with a list of gadgets on it and asked to pick from it rather than spontaneously answer. I doubt 51% would have came out and spontaneously answered google tv or 47% ultrabooks unless those questioned were tech savvy.

blizzard7  Jan. 6, 2012 at 20:28

Hmm... I'm going to say this survey is a load of toot. I bet out of 1,916 British adults, about 100 of them actually know what Google TV is. So how can it be wanted by 51% of people?

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 6, 2012 at 20:32

Precisely. There's no way this was taken from a random sample of the British public. Maybe it was conducted on a tech. site or at some kind of tech. gathering (aka whatever the UK's CES is called).

oscar991  Jan. 6, 2012 at 21:25

The only way these figures could be correct is if they were a list of options that the people selected from. Otherwise who wouldve just suggested the Google TV?!

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 6, 2012 at 21:47

The only way these figures could be correct is if they were a list of options that the people selected from. Otherwise who wouldve just suggested the Google TV?!

Agree.

Treab  Jan. 6, 2012 at 21:49

The only way these figures could be correct is if they were a list of options that the people selected from. Otherwise who wouldve just suggested the Google TV?!

Agree.


janny... 60 mins for you to allow them to post... you evil man ;)

jmarcelino  Jan. 6, 2012 at 21:51

Oh noes, not the myvouchercodes people again...

Bitterwallet put it best:

http://www.bitterwallet.com/everything-you-read-isnt-a-lie-its-a-myvouchercodes-press-release/40878

jmarcelino  Jan. 6, 2012 at 21:53

edit: Ok approved, cheers Jan

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 6, 2012 at 21:56

Treaby,
when they start paying me 24/7, I start modding 24/7 ;)

ps, oops...

JanSt / MOD  Jan. 6, 2012 at 21:57

What's up with the heavy moderation?

Just tried to post a link to Bitterwallet's article
"Everything you read isn’t a lie, it’s a MyVoucherCodes press release"
and it got stuck for approval.


Apologies :)

We need to err now and again. To err makes us human.

blizzard7  Jan. 6, 2012 at 23:00

The results won't add up to 100% if it was multichoice. The question was probably 'Which gadgets are you most looking forward to in the next 12 months?'

You got it! The results are still a load of rubbish though :p

Treab  Jan. 6, 2012 at 23:05

Treaby,
when they start paying me 24/7, I start modding 24/7 ;)

ps, oops...


you get paid... SERIOUSLY oO

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 6, 2012 at 23:12

Treab, I considered applying to work here ;)....Imagine me moderating everything you said :p.

Good job I have no journalistic qualifications or experience.

Treab  Jan. 6, 2012 at 23:14

it would probably be modded to nothing but swears if you were a mod :p

also matt keep an eye on hukd for me bro if anything good comes up let me know in our retentions thread... i will be getting a good deal one way or another :D

blizzard7  Jan. 6, 2012 at 23:45

Treab, I considered applying to work here ;)....Imagine me moderating everything you said :p.

Good job I have no journalistic qualifications or experience.


Have to start somewhere :p

matt101101 / MOD  Jan. 6, 2012 at 23:50

That's true, probably a degree (or even a GCSE) in journalism would be a good starting point ;).

The line "a cover letter detailing your previous experience", or words to that effect, somewhat dampened my chances of getting the job :p.

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