iPhone owners are superior beings, says survey
Younger, wealthier, better educated...
iPhone users are often accused of acting as if they believe they're a cut above the common rabble. Well, they are.
At least according to a survey by Forrester Research of over 32,000 working Americans, brought to our attention by AppleInsider.
According to Forrester's research, iPhone users are wealthier and better-educated than owners of other smartphones - and far above owners of mere dumbphones.
iPhone users are also younger than smartphoners - they own the Gen Y demographic (late teens to late 20s) while smartphoners dominate in Gen X (late 20s and 30s). Whether iPhone users are also better-looking, wittier, and have a more refined appreciation of aged Capra Valtellina goat cheese, the report didn't say.
Being iPhone users, they also pay more for their service than others - and average of $87 (£53) per month, compared with a smartphoner's $76 (£46). What's more, their employers are marginally less likely to help pay for the phone: 24 per cent versus the smartphone-supplying boss' 28 per cent. However, with 67 per cent of iPhone owners making over $70K per year, they can afford it.
iPhone owners avidly use their phones for more than mere voice communications, as well. Forget the clichéd tweener or teener madly texting on their dumbphones. Your average iPhone owner is over twice as likely to be a weekly texter than a user of an uneducated phone.
The iPhone's lead is equally striking in email and internet access - an iPhoner is nearly twice as likely to access the web than, say, a BlackBerrian, Palmer, or Windows Mobilian. Interestingly, iPhone owners are also more likely to leave their laptops at work - apparently they're satisfied with email access from their phones.
Now, whether the newly released Palm Pre or the rise of the Androids change the iPhone's internet-access dominance is as yet unknown. Which brings up another interesting fact: According to AppleInsider, the first phase of Forrester's survey was conducted a year and a half ago, when the iPhone was the new - and prohibitively pricey - kid on the block, a fact that almost surely skewed its stats.
To compensate for the changing demographics of all types of mobile phone users, Forrester plans to update its stats later this year. But if you don't want to wait for the new data to be munged in with the current info, you can pick up a copy of the report for $749.
That may seem a bit pricey, but if you're a high-achieving iPhone owner, it's pocket change. ®
More money than sense
What a pointless survey! Most Apple users I know or have worked with are 'thee' most stupid technically minded people and usually buy Apple products because they really don't care for what actually is the best hardware or if works well, just so long as looks pretty and shiny.
Most modern wealthy humans have more money than sense.
RE:Young, Welthier, Better Educated
Shouldn't it be...
"Young, Better Educated, Wealthier.... well until they bought the iphone that is..."
My chunky N95 8GB > iPhone.
The correlation of younger age and higher income looks curious. Is that why I spent my 20s so broke, that the iPhone hadn't yet been invented? I'm led to suspect that in many such cases the income given for the user is that of the user's parents.
If your Dutch is as good as my English then go ahead and keep making contributions about education. Otherwise please contribute something useful. This is an international forum, attacking someone on their English ability is a bit below the belt.
It just occurred to me
I just realized that there are several forms of kool-aid being served. Some say there is kool-aid being served by Cupertino. Although I agree they advertise to sell their products and make them as attractive to the market as they can, isn't that what they're supposed to do?
The real kool-aid seems to be the kind served to fools who think that anything with the Apple moniker is just bought by status seeking yuppies who are more concerned with trendiness than substance. Maybe those kool-aid drinkers should take the blinders off and realize that they are not drinking kool-aid, but eating a sh!t sandwich served up by their own inexperience with the Apple products they rip on.
I'm sure you enjoy playing the role of a common sense driven buyer, but at least be quiet until you've used an iPhone for any length of time. Your enjoyment at using crappy phones and suffering through their horrifying user interfaces boggles my mind.