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Apple iPhone users the smartest, BlackBerry users the dumbest?

Apple iPhone users the smartest, BlackBerry users the dumbest?
Aha! So this is why those devices we carry around and covet (like Clarice) are called SMARTphones. Ladbroke, a betting parlor as they say in Jolly Old England where such places are legal, tested the intelligence and cunning of 2000 smartphone owners. These subjects took A Test of Wits which is comprised of seven brain teasers. At the same time it was measuring your intelligence, the web site also asked for the name of the phone that each subject was using. From that information, we can say that users of the Apple iPhone are the smartest.

It took those sporting an iPhone 94 seconds on average to complete the test, which was a full 5 seconds faster than those using a Nexus branded handset. Samsung owners finished third with an average score of 103 seconds. Those with an HTC handset in their pockets were next, taking 2 seconds longer on average to finish the puzzles. Nokia owners and BlackBerry owners took the longest, with scores of 109 seconds and 118 seconds respectively.

If you want redemption, or just think that you're smarter than the rest of the world's BlackBerry users, you can take the test for yourself by clicking on the sourcelink. And hey, let us know how you score by commenting in the box below.


source: ATestofWits, DailyMail via CNET

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posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:10 24

1. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 124; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Happy new year, Alan F.
May this new year turn you into an Apple fan from an Apple fanboy. :)

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:37 7

10. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


This study is hardly indicative of anything. 10 seconds isn't enough to draw any concrete conclusions. Or someone can just as easily justify the score by saying older businessmen with less plastic brains obviously won't do as well as younger teens who like to play brain games on their phones often.

But still, watch all the Android fans jump on this article and prove the findings to be correct by shouting, pointing fingers, and generally acting the stupidest, even though this 'study' is ridiculous.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:52 7

17. ihavenoname (Posts: 1424; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


Ridiculous, indeed. There are both smart and dumb Android owners, smart and dumb iPhone owners, smart and dumb WP owners.
And same thing with Nexus, Sammy and Sony owners.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 15:04 3

21. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


It really doesn't matter because the test is flawed. I completed it in 31 seconds and others below have completed it in less time.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 15:30 3

26. ihavenoname (Posts: 1424; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


You are right, I got lost from topic. Stupid test.

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 08:49 2

75. cnpthe3rd (Posts: 51; Member since: 01 Feb 2009)


my time 29 seconds, which makes me wonder 2 important things, 1) who are the morons they tested, and most important 2) why the hell did I waste the time reading this and taking test.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 18:27

50. Daftama (Posts: 563; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


I couldn't agree with you anymore you Andriod users what's a widget lol.. Apple users what's I cloud OK fair I can give you that... But to ask how I down load app seriously or where are the apps located on either device or what's a Gmail.. Classic I don't have a Gmail hahaha... Why can't I replace my battery how can put more memory on my phone the list can go on and on and on for both good join Alan you had nothing better to do with yourself and the spare time

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 20:19 2

57. andynaija (Posts: 470; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


I seriously don't understand what you're talking about.

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 00:41

68. ihavenoname (Posts: 1424; Member since: 18 Aug 2013)


"Seriously download Gmail? I don't have a Gmail haha" um, iOS and Android have Gmail app. Download app seriously? What, should downloading app be like some comedy? You can change battery nowadays only in Samsungs, and select phones from others, same thing with memory. Seriously, what are you talking about? Are you iOS fan or Android fan or what?

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 05:58 3

73. darkkjedii (Posts: 11793; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You sound like a complete retard dude

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 21:24

59. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6567; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


Poindexter Is smarter than the one who's conducting those test.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 19:42 1

54. trustory (Posts: 109; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)


79 seconds and im only 16 :)
~swag
btw lg

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 23:35 1

63. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1352; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


43 seconds ....and im 21 :/
-no swag
ftw HTC

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 20:29

58. androtaku (Posts: 185; Member since: 12 Dec 2013)


judging from your reply,u surely using a blackberry

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:17 4

2. Troysyx (Posts: 144; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


Haha good god. This just in, anyone that takes this and thinks it's true or trolls is an idiot. That's what my study shows....

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:19 4

3. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 309; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


I saw this and thought let the wars begin.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:23

5. apple4never (Posts: 955; Member since: 08 May 2013)


i was like oh no

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 11:36

77. PAPINYC (Posts: 2305; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


My good man, you need armies to have wars and, quite frankly, one army against a flurry little herd of white puffy mammals just would not be fair.

Besides, truth is, the real reason those Quas-iPhone owners were faster to respond was because they were hooked up to a Wireless N+ wi-fi router, whereas Android owners were connected to their respective networks (remember, they were in a basement - most of those betting parlors are in seedy sublevel basements, so I've been told). Blackberry owners were slow because they were still trying to upgrade to BB10.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:23 7

4. apple4never (Posts: 955; Member since: 08 May 2013)


took me 88 seconds and i own a sony

posted on 02 Jan 2014, 09:39

76. apple4never (Posts: 955; Member since: 08 May 2013)


did it agin pressing random stuff and got 44 seconds

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:28 5

6. Kalevro (Posts: 56; Member since: 11 Sep 2011)


I took 85 seconds and I have a Sony

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 23:38 1

65. apple4never (Posts: 955; Member since: 08 May 2013)


sony ftw lol

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:30 2

7. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


Do they have any controls in place? I completed it in 31 seconds by just picking one of the choices at random and then picking another if it was wrong. I didn't even read the questions.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:45

14. 14545 (Posts: 1117; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


I was kind of thinking the same thing. The wrong answer shouldn't allow you to pick another.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 15:01

20. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


Or at least a time penalty for each wrong answer.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:35

8. Ant34 (Posts: 193; Member since: 10 Aug 2013)


It should have been fill in the ________.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:35

9. emadshiny (Posts: 1134; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


less than 80 seconds.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:38 2

11. spedisfast (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Jan 2014)


27 seconds.. i cant imagine going over a minute for this

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:43 2

12. Sauce (unregistered)


So many butthurt people. Just enjoy your day and stop taking things so direct lol.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:43

13. JEverettnow (Posts: 202; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


85 here

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:45 1

15. HawtProperty09 (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


It took me 89 seconds. And I own a Sony Xperia Z1. :)

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:51 2

16. PorkyBurger (Posts: 228; Member since: 18 May 2013)


Less than 30 seconds for sure. Samsung owner.
Can't imagine over a minute too :o

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:55 5

18. Sniggly (Posts: 7113; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


It took me a nanosecond. Literally a nanosecond. Shut up.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 14:56

19. Bootutu (Posts: 189; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Impulsive buyers, they bought an iPhone, very smart :s)

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 15:09

22. sinkster (Posts: 1; Member since: 15 Dec 2013)


'Britians'?

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 15:10

23. JerryTime (Posts: 468; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


I took it and all I had was a middle finger pop up on the screen at the end... :-\

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 15:22

24. HASHTAG (unregistered)


63 on my first try and I have a Nokia. Don't understand how owning a certain phone determines how smart you are. And saying that someone is dumb because they finished at a later time is asinine. They still got it right, just at a later time. I simply think the creator of this test is the dumb one.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 15:41

29. tedkord (Posts: 4932; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Of course it doesn't. And I tried what an earlier poster suggested and just hit random answers without even reading the question until I got them right. Took 41 seconds, so this test doesn't measure anything.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 15:50

30. Kriksis (Posts: 82; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


69 seconds... ... and I own Nokia....

SO what that means is:

I own a Nokia phone and I can complete the test in 69 seconds...

Nothing more and nothing less

Have a good NEW YEAR everyone!!!

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 23:38 1

64. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1352; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


69 seconds ...if you know what i mean

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 23:42 1

66. apple4never (Posts: 955; Member since: 08 May 2013)


ouu kill em lol 6969696969696969696969696969696969696969696969

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 15:54

31. Antimio (Posts: 277; Member since: 11 Nov 2013)


Nevermind. I'll keep my Ubuntu

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 16:00

32. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 207; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Finished in 64 secs.....http://i.imgur.com/jbD91yl.jpg

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 16:01

33. xoxoGeorges (Posts: 207; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


Also, I happen to own a Nokia

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 16:06

34. quakan (Posts: 1194; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


1 millisecond...iPhone owner lol

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 16:40 2

39. tedkord (Posts: 4932; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


I was done 1:32 before I started. WebOS user.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 16:21

35. LOV91 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Jan 2014)


73 seconds and I have an LG phone.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 16:24 4

36. jacko1977 (Posts: 394; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)


Apple iPhone users the smartest i guess thats why i hand them my android and then after a minute they hand it back saying they cant work it out

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 16:36

37. victory_zhou (Posts: 38; Member since: 03 Oct 2013)


Welll that also prove that the BlackBerry is the simplest os for users to understand

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 16:39

38. JulianGT (Posts: 82; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


it took me 75 seconds and I own a nokia

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 16:41 1

40. jpd514 (Posts: 38; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


Most of the test in which Apple iPhone are involved are made public only if Apple win. It is a known issue with Apple fan. It is very appreciated from Apple and some are very well retributed doing just this.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 17:21 1

43. DAMONORIBELLO (Posts: 91; Member since: 18 Mar 2012)


12 seconds and this is dumb

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 17:33

46. zombiewolf115 (Posts: 36; Member since: 16 Jul 2013)


0/10 nice job OP you almost had me there

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 17:52

47. tiger2 (Posts: 2; Member since: 01 Jan 2014)


The test is not conclusive at all. The person who took the test are at random & they might have more than 1phone. Also the results are AVERAGE of all those who took the test. Means if more people owning iPhone took the test in average their result will show as better. That's all.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 17:53

48. rbasky61 (Posts: 33; Member since: 21 Jan 2012)


True..

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 17:59 4

49. Sniggly (Posts: 7113; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, it's heartening to see that so far this flamebait article has failed to ignite any major fights. Thank you all for being reasonable people. We the users win this round, Alan.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 18:47 1

51. water99211 (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


So what if someone who doesn't like BlackBerry picks BlackBerry, leaves the test, and comes back an hour later then completes it? Wouldn't this raise the a
average time alot?

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 18:57

52. vzw fanman (Posts: 1972; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


im not surprised cause im wicked smart!!!

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 19:26

53. COZMAN (Posts: 99; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


Apple is in the same position BB was. No new products but lots of cash that is dwindling away. Smart phones are not iphones ever.You can't even get a business day out of the battery. BB like Apple both victims of terrible leadership.BB superior product in its days of glory.

posted on 01 Jan 2014, 20:08 1

55. alextheZowner (Posts: 33; Member since: 01 Jan 2014)


I like phonearena I love all their up to date news but sometimes It gets me when I see them worshipping Apple. Or is it just me? U swear every comparison they put iPhone on top.

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