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 …
"Dumbphone" is an actual word? In English? Wow.
By the way...
What's the collective noun for a bunch of trolls?
heh, nice one Mark 108
Also, can't help thinking that this is very useful as a marketing report - it's highlighting how much profit there is in developing applications and services for the iPhone by highlighting how much more homogenous iPhone users are than other platforms.
Does it tell you how much actual people these percentages represent? Without these, you'd be hard put to put a business case together to tell your apps lead to focus more on iPhones,
For my part, I've got a tweaked HTC Touch Pro. It does more than an iPhone, it's just a bit fiddlier and slower to do it. My personal view on the debate is whether you want to buy a brand new Mazda MX-7 or a second hand Toyota Hiace. I've gone for the Hiace and it's bloody useful, paid for itself tons over, but I still think the Mazda looks nicer.
The nerdrage is priceless
"Sadly, I'm apparently not smart enough to answer my own rhetorical questions "
The article was an outright troll, the survey straight from the department of the bleeding obvious, but comments like the above are priceless. Nothing quite like watching nerds foam at the mouth.
are often bloody tight , and don't like spending money.
Getting money they owe is more difficult , as with recent news item of the Saudi (alleged) Princess who would not pay up until the Bailiff paid her a visit.
Just let me say that I have bog standard cell phone, that sits in my bog standard car,
It has only been used a few times in an emergency.
Also I don't add to the road toll by using it while driving. I know this makes me different,even if I am not rich.
I have actually two iphone's. This research is so funny. Us iPhone owners already knew this, so I bet it's those htc and nokia marketeers wanting to know where they go wrong. They sell a phone and that's it, apple also sells music and applications.
Anyone most non iphone users seem to take the bait. So isn't that confirming part of the outcome :-)
@ AC 21:54 Small frys
I'm still trying to work out why you want us to see an obvious patten when we all know Nokia is the #1 phone seller in the world but I must have confused you (being a superior being to only you) so to make it simple for you; 'Nokia would LOVE to have those numbers with ONE or TWO phones.' That means if they ONLY sold that small number of phones in that PHAT range of 'smart phones'.
(Actually, they sell about 10 of those phones and last year that totaled to over 18mil. compared to Apples 13mil in 6 months)
You forgot to add
This one at the bottom.
iPhone users are also most likely to believe whatever they are told.
I look no further than the source of these data, AppleInsider. If the data had been generated by an external and impartial source I'd have a look at them. I'd be interested to know how the comparison samples were selected, and a vast number of other design variables.
As it is... ...I'll stick to being smart, not paying excessive, silly sums to slick marketing operations, and continue to spread my money amongst a variety of other things than the latest marketing version of 'digital watches' (http://www.hhgttgonline.com/).
I'm loving this article.
The spittle is starting to form around you non iphone users lips. You need to calm down a little.
@Anonymous Coward Posted Saturday 13th June 2009 09:20 GMT
'nuf said! - I'm an Apple mac User and would be embarrassed to be seen with an iPhone let alone waste hard earned buying one of the useless tools.
Phones make/receive calls and possibly texts. I have a computer for eMails & web access and a paper diary for events & contacts.
Fair enough. I hope your Microwave Oven doesn't have a clock on it. After all you only need it to cook food and not tell you the time.
I love this article, it's great, definitely have to show this to my bosses (one has an iphone, the other has some other smart phone and they're always going on about it).
Me, I love my chuffing iPhone!
This is US iPhone owners though right? Which immediately puts them at the bottom of the pool anyway.
Nokia outsell Apple for a large number of reasons...
They've been around (in the mobile phone industry) longer..
They make a much wider range of phones.
They have deals to push their phones through a much larger range of networks.
Nokia themselves sell far more of their cheap lowend models than they do the high end devices, whereas Apple only make higher end devices. They simply have nothing to compete with the Nokia 2110 and other such phones.
It's not surprising Nokia sell many more phones, the fact that Apple sell as many as they do despite the disadvantages is actually pretty positive for Apple.
Education, education, education
>I have actually two iphone's. This research is so funny. Us iPhone owners already knew this
I found myself wondering; does the research have anything to say about iPhone users and their use of the apostophe? Not that I am mistaking education for intelligence.....
Leve your laptop at work
I know a couple of iPhone users and they do more than leave their laptops at work, they leave everything everywhere and can never find it again!!!
So if you drive a big car and have a designer mobile phone you are a better person. Terrifying, can you imagine how much more impact Mother Theresa could have made with a new Merc and an iPhone.
What wonderful Troll Bait.
as this comments page shows, the vast majority of non-iPhone owners are loud, vociferous and above all jealous, but unwilling to admit it
Middle managers earn too much
So people who earn more spend more on crap/overpriced gadgets? Say it ain't so!
I have a dumbphone. It costs me 15 quid a month. Thats 30+ quid extra beer money. I also don't feel the need to take my laptop home from work, but then that's because when I'm not at work they're not paying me to read my damn work email. There is such a thing as offline time.
Perhaps some of you should try it sometime, it's most relaxing.
(I'm also an old curmudgeon by the standards of the survey, I turned 30 last year)
Tux because he's what's on my non-working open source phone that I gave up on for the cheapest PAYG unit that actually worked...
My microwave and my cooker have clocks, as does my DVD recorder. It is so you can use them to pre-program them, and in order to do this you have to both set the time on the appliance and know the time set on it is correct. But I guess that is beyond you figuring out on your own.
My car has a clock too, but I don't strap it to my wrist.
The vast majority of iPhone owners are arrogant, attention-seeking and needy, constantly calling other people jealous because if everyone else is right they've paid stupid sums for a terrible phone. For argument's sake it doesn't particularly matter about 3.0 if you didn't consider it when you got your iPhone, seeing as you handed over money for a phone with less functionality than a 90s Nokia. Good job jai, shame I'm so jealous.
Another meaningless report
The missing statistic is - 100% of people who use any sort of mobile phone are just sad and pathetic.
Commentards! Your all pathetic!!! Sour grapes? Anyone?
Re:I'm everything a lot of Reg commenters hate it would seem hate
>> I earn a triple figure salary.
You earn hundreds of pounds a year?
This reminds me of a class I took...
Can the comments section be divided into demographics too?
One section of comments for those who are smart enough to get the big picture and see that despite narrow minded feature list comparisons that only tell half the tale, the iPhone is darned good phone that has changed the game.
The other section can be the idiots whose indignant use of words like "shiny" and "toy" and accusations of iPhone owner elitism show them to be the very definition of irony. Rather than the iPhone owners being the elitist snobs, these commenters seem to revel in the fact that they like phones that are a pain in the arse to use and whose manufacturers haven't had an ounce of innovation in the past ten years.
Wallow in your Nokia with a 5mp camera as you delve 18 menus deep to find a way to turn it on! I'll be over here on the side enjoying the best phone I have ever used and one that, ironically, every manufacturer is trying to mimic now. Although they publicly attempt to look down on the iPhone, manufacturers such as Nokia, Blackberry, Palm, HTC, etc. are all busy performing the sincerest form of flattery, IMITATION!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.