Piper's Munster Suggests Demand for Apple (AAPL) iPhone 5 is as Strong as Ever

December 13, 2012 12:32 PM EST
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Think deamnd for the iPhone 5 has waned? Think again.

According to Piper Jaffray analyst Gene Munster, using his own survey, 53.3 percent of potential smartphone buyers have mulled making that smartphone purchase an Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL) iPhone 5 within the next three months. That's down from 54.9 percent on October 16th, but still a strong metric.

About 700 to 800 U.S. customers are used in the survey.

Separately, Munster used Twitter data to evaluate "purchase intent," finding that iPhone 5 sentiment is stronger than iPhone 4S in the same periods following debut.

Piper currently rates Apple at Overweight with a $900 price target. Shares of Apple are down 1.6 percent on the session.

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Shares of Apple closed at $539.00 yesterday.

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