Analyst: iPhone 5 could double Apple’s market share

Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster believes Apple could double its share of the smartphone market, based on a survey he did.

His survey of 216 smartphone users found that 64 percent of them said their next phone will be an iPhone.

About 29 percent said they now own an iPhone; 28 percent said they owned a BlackBerry and 17 percent owned a device powered by Google Inc.bizWatch ‘s Android operating system.

Compared to the 64 percent who said they planned to buy one of Apple’s devices next, only 11 percent said their next purchase would be BlackBerry from Research in Motion Ltd.bizWatch. About 17 percent said it would be an Android.

Consumers who already own an iPhone were also the happiest with the device: 94 percent said they would buy another. About 42 percent of Android owners said they would switch to iPhone and, very bad news for RIM, about 67 percent of BlackBerry owners said they would switch to the iPhone.

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