London-based market research company Opinium has been talking to UK consumers following well-reported problems with Apple's iPhone 4. It found that 57% of consumers in the UK were aware of the recent 'Antennagate' iPhone issues reported in the press. 42% of people disagreed with the statement that Apple produces fault free mobile phones and 50% agreed that Apple’s mobile phones are too expensive for what they are.
As a result of stories heard or seen in the press, 45% of iPhone 3GS users said they were now less likely to buy or upgrade to an iPhone 4.
However, 43% of consumers still agreed with the statement that Apple has changed what consumers want their mobile phone to do and 41% agreed that Apple is a market leader in mobile phones.