Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, based on sales and upgrade data, thinks that nearly 19 million customers with the iPhone 3GS will upgrade to the iPhone 4S this year, AppleInsider reports.
Though Munster's predictions are admittedly assumptions, he says they are conservative. For Apple watchers, the numbers are compelling. Munster estimates approximately 27.6 million iPhone 3GS users are ready for upgrades within the coming year.
A small poll (216 mobile phone users) conducted by Munster found that 94 percent of iPhone users would remain iPhone users, replacing their current phone with a newer one, rather than switching platforms (Android, Windows Phone 7). In all, Munster predicts Apple to sell well over 100 million iPhones this year.
Are you a current iPhone 3GS owner who is upgrading to an iPhone 4S this year? Why or why not? Let me know in the comments!