Study: Apple iPhone users are healthier than those who settle for Android phones

“We pulled sweet, sweet data from both our Android and iPhone apps looking at user ordering habits from the last few months. What we saw was interesting,” Eat24 reports. “Over three months we analyzed our filters.”

“A whooping 27% of iPhone users clicked ‘Healthy’ before anything else, compared to 17% of Android users,” Eat24 reports. “Even more interestingly, iPhone users clicked and ordered more vegetable based dishes than their robotic-counterparts. In fact they were 7% more likely to order some greens.”

“Android users are 10% more likely to order something spicy,” Eat24 reports. “Now what about pickup orders? People order pickup almost twice as often on iPhone vs. Android… While this might all be circumstantial, there is actually quite a bit of real research showing iPhone users are generally more active and healthier than Android users.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Now, to be fair, this is only because on average iPhone users are taller, smarter, richer, younger, and more charitable than those who settle for insecure iPhone knockoffs, so it only follows that iPhone users are healthier, too.

Study: iPhone users are smarter and richer than those who settle for Android phones – January 22, 2015
Why Android users can’t have the nicest things – January 5, 2015
iPhone users earn significantly more than those who settle for Android phones – October 8, 2014
Yet more proof that Android is for poor people – June 27, 2014
More proof that Android is for poor people – May 13, 2014
Android users poorer, shorter, unhealthier, less educated, far less charitable than Apple iPhone users – November 13, 2013
IDC data shows two thirds of Android’s 81% smartphone share are cheap junk phones – November 13, 2013
CIRP: Apple iPhone users are younger, richer, and better educated than those who settle for Samsung knockoff phones – August 19, 2013
iPhone users smarter, richer than Android phone users – August 16, 2011
Study: Apple iPhone users richer, younger, more productive than other so-called ‘smartphone’ users – June 12, 2009

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


  1. I know this is nice to hear and all. But statistics can say and mean anything you put focus to. It has no coloration. It more or less describes the end user buying the product not necessarily how the product makes the end user.

    For example, it’s been said that anti-oxidents are good for you, which is true. Then if so, by taking them as a pill, or eating good fruits and vegetables, containing vitamin E and A, that it must be better for you. The more the merrier. The reality is that our bodies produce it’s own anti-oxidents in the amounts it needs to have. By taking the pills, our body says, oh we don’t have to make that, and it stops production. The net effect, taking higher doses of vitamin E and A, statistically shortens your lifespan instead of making it last longer or better.

    This information can be used for good or bad, but without long term studies and a lot of science, lab experiments and peer reviewed articles, it’s all banter. -jibber jabber. It’s in the same category as Wi-Fi causes cancer, pseudo science.

    1. Most of scientific research is based on collecting data, reviewing the integrity and validity of data, controlling for various factors and interpreting data. The peer review process is there to ensure that the research was valid. That is the beauty and the advantage of a proper scientific research: anyone can review the original data and validate (or dispute) the results and conclusions.

      As for antioxidants (note the spelling), some of the are produced by the body, but not all; we get some through our diet. The human body is engineered to balance the internal production with ingestion. Our original diet contained plenty of plant-based sources, which provided the anti-oxidants the body doesn’t produce on its own. Between the diminishing production of anti-oxidants caused by our aging process, and diminishing percentage of plant-based food sources in our diet, the only alternative way to compensate is the supplements.

      Of course, iPhone owners seem to know this, so they apparently eat more vegetables and fruits…

      1. 5 points. Thanks for playing Stats Jab™, the new game of categorizing things by looking at other things and counting them. Try playing our advanced version, Stats Jab™ Elephant Edition®

    1. That rings true. If we’re richer, happier, and healthier, it stands to reason we’d be attractive in the mating game. We also win in frugality, through our understanding of TCO. The only losses are from basic ignorance, irrational hatred, and feature poverty. Oh, also there is some attrition from disgruntled Apple old-timers who are overrepresented here on MDN.

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