iPhone owners happier, richer, have more friends than those who settle for Android knockoffs

“Those who carry Apple’s prized mobile phone tend to have more money, more friends, and are generally happier than Android users,” Ben Renner reports for StudyFinds. “The study, commissioned by online retailer Slickdeals, surveyed 1,000 Android users and 1,000 iPhone users, and found the phone in your pocket could indicate certain personality and lifestyle traits.”

“iPhone users, for example, were 27 percent more likely to say they were ‘very happy’ with their lives and were more inclined to have a romantic partner with whom they were in love,” Renner reports. “When it came to social circles, iPhone owners were found to have an average of five close friends, compared to just three for Android users.”

“Meanwhile, it pays to be an iPhone owner. That’s because respondents with iPhones earned an average income of $53,251 per year, far greater than the $37,040 that Android users bring home,” Renner reports. “[Android users] spend about half as much as iPhone users per month on clothing ($62 versus $117), beauty products ($40.40 versus $82.71), and on technology ($50.83 versus $100.88)… Apple users also send 58 texts on average each day, compared to just 26 for Android users.”

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  1. Useless statistics. Too many variables, to large a margin of error. Too much extrapolation of a limited amount of data. Too likely for people’s feelings to change from day to day. Etc.

  2. I am a life long Apple products user and value their products. But I am afraid this sort of perception was created and promoted by unscientific bases, and only helps encouraging Apple to get carried away and overprice their products. I want Apple to continue its success and make money, but I do lament days not too long ago when Apple kept updating products almost every year but maintained previous year’s price. Remember that?
    Sure they should make money but the overpricing issue is reaching a boiling point. I am certain Apple is sensing the heat in the marketplace these days. I am watching how long Apple can sustain this rather greedy attitude before people start to turn away. It’s beginning to happen now, I believe.

  3. I might add that Apple should continue producing high end products without compromise and encourage the market to pay some premium, which I am most willing to do, and I have been doing so. Pricing did not bother me those days.
    But lately, someone got carried away and is misreading the market trend, and even relying on a single product. Dangerous and unprofessional.

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