iPhone Fingerprint Survey: Over Half Interested in New Feature

Consumers are currently anticipating the release of the newest iPhone. The iPhone 5S includes a number of new features, including a fingerprint sensor for privacy purposes. But some people are worried that the fingerprint sensor may not be as effective as it seems. How many are interested in using such a feature?


iPhone 5S

In Ask Your Target Market’s latest survey, just 11% of respondents said they are definitely interested in buying the new iPhone 5S. Another 15% said they would probably be interested. 34% said they would probably not be interested. And 41% said they are definitely not interested.

Smartphone Privacy

In general, 28% of respondents said that they are very concerned with the privacy and security of their phone or mobile device. Another 35% said they are somewhat concerned with mobile privacy and security. 23% said they are not very concerned. And just 10% said they are not concerned at all. 4% said they don’t own a phone or mobile device.

iPhone Fingerprint

22% of respondents said they would definitely be interested in a phone that uses a fingerprint sensor to protect it from thieves or hackers. 34% said they would probably be interested. 29% said they would probably not be interested in a fingerprint security feature. And 15% said they definitely wouldn’t be interested.

But there may be some downside to such a feature. 34% of respondents said that they would be very worried about giving a mobile device or a company such as Apple access to their fingerprints. Another 37% said they would be somewhat worried about giving a company access to their fingerprints. 25% said they wouldn’t really worry about it. And just 4% said they wouldn’t worry about it at all.

You can view the complete survey results in the widget below and be sure to click “Open Full Report” to take advantage of all the chart and filter options.

Photo Credit: My fingerprint from Flickr

What do you want to know? If you need some consumer insights on a particular topic, let us know in the comments below and we’ll consider it for an upcoming survey post.

Results were collected on September 17 via AYTM’s online survey panel.

Anne Pilon brings 3 years experience to AYTM as a blogger and journalist. She has a degree in journalism and marketing communications from Columbia College in Chicago and enjoys writing about business, marketing, social media, and art.