Feeds

iPhone fanbois outsmart fandroids in totally reliable test of brain power

Bad luck AGAIN, BlackBerry bods

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

A survey has found that iPhone owners may be slightly smarter than their Android-owing counterparts when it comes to brain teasers.

The highly scientific test, apparently commissioned by bookies Ladbrokes, found that on average iPhone fanbois were able to complete a series of puzzles in less time than folks with other handsets.

A web app titled "A test of wits" was created to gather the results: visitors revealed their mobile platform of choice and were pitted against seven problems to solve; each must be correctly answered in order to advance to the next question. Punters are scored based on the time taken to complete the test.

On average, the site found that iPhone owners took just 94 seconds to complete the quiz. Google Nexus users clocked in with a 99-second average, while Samsung fondlers took 103 seconds to get through the brain teasers. The full list is as follows:

  1. Apple: 94s
  2. Google: 99s
  3. Samsung: 103s
  4. HTC: 105s
  5. Nokia: 109s
  6. BlackBerry: 118s

The questions, some of them trick questions, were along the lines of:

How many 9s are there between 1 and 100? a) 19 b) 20 c) 9 d) 1 e) 14

How many months have 28 days? a) 1 b) 12 c) 24 d) 10

How many legs do 2 dogs and 2 ducks have in total? a) 8 b) 10 c) 12 d) 14

Though possibly smarter, a 2011 survey found that iPhone owners are also more likely to travel abroad and have a higher opinion of themselves.

The results from December's quiz were collected from 1,000 Ladbrokes customers who accessed the puzzlers from the betting firm's mobile app. It goes without saying that all of this research, reported in the pages of the Mail Online, should be taken with a few grains of salt. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update
Xperia Z3: Crikey, Sony – ANOTHER flagship phondleslab?
The Fourth Amendment... and it IS better
DOUBLE BONK: Testy fanbois catch Apple Pay picking pockets
Users wail as tapcash transactions are duplicated
Microsoft to enter the STRUGGLE of the HUMAN WRIST
It's not just a thumb war, it's total digit war
Google Glassholes are UNDATEABLE – HP exec
You need an emotional connection, says touchy-feely MD... We can do that
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Security for virtualized datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
New hybrid storage solutions
Tackling data challenges through emerging hybrid storage solutions that enable optimum database performance whilst managing costs and increasingly large data stores.