Study: iPhone users are smarter and richer than those who settle for Android phones

“Are you an iPhone user? Congratulations! You’re probably smarter than the Android owner sitting next to you,” David Goldman reports for CNN.

“A new study conducted by online advertising network Chitika found that states with more college graduates tend to also have higher iPhone sales,” Goldman reports. “Alaska (66%), Montana and Vermont have the largest percentage of iPhone users. New Mexico (41%), Iowa and Delaware have the lowest share of iPhone sales per capita.”

“Notably, Chitika found that increased wealth is also linked to greater iPhone sales — but since college degrees also correlate with higher incomes, Chitika says those results are redundant,” Goldman reports. “The iPhone remains the single most popular smartphone in the United States. More than 42% of U.S. smartphones are iPhones, according to comScore. Runner-up Samsung commands 28% of the U.S. market.”

Read more in the full article here.

Chitika: iPhone usages rate by U.S. state
Chitika: iPhone usages rate by U.S. state

MacDailyNews Note: Nebraska and Kansas are reversed on Chitika’s map. Must have been labeled by an Android settler.

Chitika’s state-by-state breakdown of iPhone ownership:

Alaska: 65.5%
Montana: 60.1%
Vermont: 59.4%
Hawaii: 58.7%
Mississippi: 58.7%
Connecticut: 58.1%
Massachusetts: 56.6%
New York: 56.2%
Kansas: 55.6%
New Jersey: 55.3%
California: 53.3%
Louisiana: 53.3%
South Dakota: 52.9%
West Virginia: 52.4%
New Hampshire: 52.1%
Rhode Island: 52%
Illinois: 51.5%
Georgia: 50.8%
Idaho: 50.8%
Kentucky: 50.5%
Nevada: 50.5%
Arkansas: 50.4%
Maine: 50%
Virginia: 50%
Oregon: 49.7%
Pennsylvania: 49.5%
Wyoming: 49.5%
Nebraska: 49%
Utah: 49%
North Dakota: 48.5%
Colorado: 48.3%
Minnesota: 48.3%
Tennessee: 48.0%
Maryland: 47.8%
South Carolina: 47.2%
Alabama: 47.1%
Ohio: 46.3%
North Carolina: 46.2%
Florida: 45.8%
Oklahoma: 45.1%
Texas: 44.9%
Arizona: 44.6%
Indiana: 44.6%
Michigan: 43.8%
Missouri: 43.6%
Washington: 43.6%
Wisconsin: 43.1%
Delaware: 42.2%
Iowa: 42.1%
New Mexico: 40.5%

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Sarasota” for the heads up.]

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  1. Pull your big head out of your AZ if you think a brand of phone makes you smarter. Looking both ways before you cross a street is smarter than an iPhone purchase. I just sat next to someone at a bar who’s boss bought him an iphone, and he had no idea how to work it. The company bought 60 new phones, because the boss got a discount on the 2 year plan upgrade. Really your dumb because you don’t use an iphone, sounds like a bully to me.

    1. Yep they hand you a new replacement phone, and it still doesn’t work, apple fans love that. Wow just got new phone, works for the most part, can still make calls and text, could have bought a cheap phone for that, but have to wait for Bluetooth to work, I apple fans like to be told yes, it’s broken, and we are working on that. Just need a hug from someone, and wait for update.

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