A new study about iPhones and their widespread use in the United States of America revealed some data that most of us already know is true. According to the nation-wide study, almost half of American citizens own at least an iPhone, while the other half is split between Samsung and other Android smartphone manufacturers. The research also points out a pretty weird thing they noticed, that might make many of you angry, or at least irritated: iPhone users tend to be smarter than Android users.
Now there’s no need for an upheaval, all will be explained. Chitika is the author of the study and what they tried to measure was how many iPhones there are in an American state and how that number correlates to other studies within each state. They found that states with a higher number of university students and graduates tend to gravitate towards iPhones, while states with lower numbers tend to choose Android phones.
At the same time, the study points out that the majority of people buying iPhones are rich, Caucasian males with annual salaries over $75,000. That’s not surprising, seeing how Apple prices its products higher than Android competitors do. It would be interesting to see the same study done on tablet users, to see whether there are more iPad owners than there are Android-running tablet owners. One thing we need to keep in mind about the study is that the author stressed the fact that these results might not reflect reality as accurately as possible. That’s because the surveys were done state-wide, not on neighborhoods and cities, which may impact the results in a big way.
If you question people in a state capital, you only get the readings for that particular city and if it is applied to reflect the habits and interests of the state in its entirety, it doesn’t show accurate findings. The procedure through which Chitika did their study hasn’t been detailed that much, but at least they confirmed that these numbers might not be accurate. However, the research points out that around 47 % of Americans own iPhones, while 28 % of them bought Samsung phones. Quite the portrait, right?
It’s weird to see these numbers, because you are probably familiar with all the antagonism towards Apple and Samsung, various individuals and groups saying that while the first is overpriced, the latter lacks quality. The latter company is also criticized because of the implementation of TouchWiz over stock Android, which doesn’t seem to sit too well with users. In any case, the analysis points out that iPhone usage is directly related to income, education levels and population density. The study is interesting to say the least, although its findings don’t necessarily reflect the truth, as we all know. You can’t say that somebody is not smart because they don’t have a university degree, just as much as you can’t say that somebody is a genius for finishing university.