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Northerners prefer the Apple iPhone while in the South and West it's Android

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Northerners prefer the Apple iPhone while in the South and West it's Android
We have seen the Android vs. iOS argument looked at from many different angles, but here is something new. A Mobile ad firm named JumpTap received data from 83 million smartphones in 50 states and was able to draw some conclusions. The northern and eastern part of the U.S. is Apple iPhone country, while those living in the south and west prefer Android flavored handsets.

To be sure, some states go against the survey. For example, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New Jersey actually lean toward the green robot while Louisiana and Hawaii favor the fruit. And as you might suspect, states that are business oriented like New York (home to Wall Street, of course) and Virginia prefer a smartphone branded with the BlackBerry name. The Dakotas, where technology is slow to be accepted, also is BlackBerry country. As in any survey of this kind, there are bound to be some neutral states and some of the southeastern states along with Nevada and New Mexico are in that category.

There are some ironic findings, such as the state of Washington being behind Android when its largest corporate citizen is Microsoft, developer of Windows Phone 7. JumpTap also says that while its findings are that Android has the leading market share in the U.S., more iOS users click on mobile ads.

With the way this country is so divided on issues like race and politics to name two, it is not surprising that smartphones also divide this country up in such a passionate way. Why it turns out to be a north vs. south and east vs. west issue is something for the psychologists to figure out.

source: Mobiledia via AndroidandMe

It's the Civil War all over again with iOS fans up north while Android fans live in the south

It's the Civil War all over again with iOS fans up north while Android fans live in the south


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posted on 06 Aug 2011, 11:20 7

1. biscutbob (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


Long live the south!

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 17:48 8

25. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


hm who won the civil war again?

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 19:53 9

35. biscutbob (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


hahaha this is different the iphone users are the slaves here.

Slave to Steve Jobs and his iBullsh*t.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 20:36 4

79. KParks23 (Posts: 448; Member since: 13 Oct 2010)


LOL this is there next commercial If your not a iphone state...well.....then your not a iphone state LMAO... i have a TBolt and i dont have nothing against IOS but man there commercial is the dumbest thing i ever seen!

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 11:28 10

2. edpad90 (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


Of course android dominates USA!!

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 11:32 3

3. christianqwerty (Posts: 460; Member since: 05 May 2011)


In San Fransisco, just about EVERYONE has an iPhone! The only few android phones i see there are just motorola droids. But at my school, all the kids with metro have the optimus and huawei ascend, which are android phones.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 11:55 5

4. ngo2dd (Posts: 781; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


I don't show off my phone like a lot of iphone user.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 06:06 4

44. PeterIfromsweden (Posts: 1230; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


You know, i went on a airplane flight a couple of days ago and there was someting that surprised me.
When we were airborne, this lady came walking up the aisle to the flight attandents. She said "i have lost my iPhone at the gate".
Now, why did she say iPhone, couldnt she just say phone ?
If an Android user had lost their phone, they wouldnt say "ive lost my Android", they would say "ive lost my phone".
So why does she say "ive lost my iPhone" ?
Well i figured they think that their iPhone is some kind of special phone.
What do you think ?

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 06:41 3

45. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Don't forget that iPhone is device and Android is operating system.

But, In some way I have to agree with you. The same situation with BlackBerry, they don't say phone, they say BlackBerry.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 15:03

68. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


It is special!!! I would miss my flight in order to find my I-P-H-O-N-E!!!!!

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 17:47

76. android_sucks (Posts: 111; Member since: 28 Jul 2011)


If you don't have an iphone...why would you!!!

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 08:45 3

49. icarus130 (unregistered)


That's because residents of San Fransisco are just as douchey as your average I-phone user. Actually wondering hown their prius' can climb those big hills and charge their I-phones at the same time

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 12:56 1

88. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)


Isn't San Francisco where the term HIPSTER was born?

Either way, it just proves that gay people tend to like iPhone! ROFL

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 12:09 6

5. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


I am surprised Android rules Ohio, honestly, but proud of my state for it!

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 15:45 3

20. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


Proud that his bitch ass still doesn't have a ring.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 16:22 3

22. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


Proud that ur bitch ass team had like 15 wins?

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 15:48 1

70. beatlesfan (Posts: 150; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


Honestly I'm content with LeBron still being a loser and proving to the world that he chokes in important games and that's why he doesn't have a ring. Not because the cavs didn't provide him all the oppurtunities to get a ring.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 13:42

62. Phoneguy007 (Posts: 218; Member since: 02 Jun 2011)


that was cold lol!!!

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 12:27 1

6. Godfather (unregistered)


I have alot of friends in the Bay Area and they all use iphones. I noticed in LA most people use ancient blackberries and BBM all day. And here in Orange County where I live everyone seems to have an android phone including myself (Samsung Galaxy S II) oh and in "Little Vietnam" Garden Grove & Westminster area everyone have iphones. My 2 cents :-)

posted on 08 Aug 2011, 12:59

89. NeXoS (Posts: 278; Member since: 03 May 2011)


iphones are for hipsters

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 12:43

7. yougotkilled1 (Posts: 167; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


Neutral for New Mexico! LOL

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 12:49 2

8. biscutbob (Posts: 82; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


atleast its not an iphone state :]

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 13:10 2

9. Sniggly (Posts: 6957; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Unsurprising that Missouri is iPhone country; it's the home of AT&T, which of course only recently started offering good Android phones.

I'm surprised California is strongest in Android; it has much the same demographics as the northeast states. Oh well. :)

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 14:40 2

15. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


android is beating iOS on each of their home turfs (california).

suprizing i figured all the dumb liberal "gotta be like a movie star" people out there would all be iphones... lol

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 14:51 1

17. Sniggly (Posts: 6957; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Well, you also have a lot of middle/lower class people, as well as a lot of rural land there, which Verizon would be better at covering.

No, the least surprising to me was in the New England area, which is full of old rich white people who like that sense of entitlement and status symbol that the iPhone gives.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 17:54 4

26. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


have u ever been to california? there is not a lot of "rural land" at least rural land that people actually live in... i mean there is desert... and part of the reason i think android is more prominent in california is because att is seen as horrible here... and are u s**tting me! people in california think they are way more rich and satusy than the new engalnders... ever heard of holleywood? everybody is obsessed with having the most glam... but not everyone in california can afford an iPhone (i won't start getting into why...) and that is why i think the cheaper android phones are holding it up... also i think sprint and tmobile are a bit more prominent here than in other locations because u see just as many tmobile and sprint stores as att and verizon ones

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 18:34 1

30. Sniggly (Posts: 6957; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


You're forgetting the mountains and such, and smaller communities that aren't necessarily urbanized.

And I know a lot of people from Cali. They're actually pretty nice, considering. However, most everyone I've met from New England is a different degree of stuck up asshole who thinks that they're owed something just for existing.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 13:52

64. fairly_mismatched (unregistered)


California is new money... New England is old money. It's a different class of entitlement altogether. Think "Ivy League".

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 16:21 1

21. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


You're both wrong as usual that people choose iPhone for status and remix snuck in another troll comment calling iPhone users dumb liberals.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 16:48 1

23. Sniggly (Posts: 6957; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Lol, are you really going to prove me otherwise, especially when you, an iPhone user, laughed at other people for being poor?

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 21:26 1

38. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


taco.. are you liberal or conservative? :)

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 21:27 1

39. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


and technically, i was making a statement about California, ya iTroll...

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 10:31 2

50. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


I think to say you're a liberal or conservative shows that you're not a thinker, but a follower. I have an opinion that differs based on the issue.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 16:05 1

71. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


if i were a follower Id vote for Obama and have an iPhone like everyone else without a clue. :)


its sad though.. i normally love tacos.. you just taste like old sour creme though.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 22:53 1

41. elandrumiii (Posts: 109; Member since: 20 Mar 2010)


I do recall that Verizon sells the iPhone and that shutdown the whole "AT&T network issue for the iPhone since "nothing is as good as Verizon" issue for the iPhone. Android sells because it is cheap and every one and their grandma makes an Android phone. I have one and a Blackberry also.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 14:02 1

10. Krishaun27 (unregistered)


The sunshine State checkin in, Android all day bby!

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 14:22 2

11. Irad123 (Posts: 32; Member since: 01 Aug 2011)


For the first time, I'm on the confederacy side. This time, the north is being enslaved by Apple and their iOS...

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 17:55

27. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)


that doesn't even make sense! the south was the one who enslaved!

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 18:35 1

31. Sniggly (Posts: 6957; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


He said "this time."

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 22:20 1

40. biophone (Posts: 1893; Member since: 15 Jun 2011)


And the south is being enslaved by viruses on their android phones lol jk. If you mean buying an extremely nice, stable, and well made phone enslavement sign me up :).

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 10:52

56. ChiquiKon (Posts: 58; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


I want to know how prone to virus are Androids cuz I have had one for almost 2 yrs and -Thank God- never had got infected :/

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 10:53

57. ChiquiKon (Posts: 58; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


And NO, I don' t have any antivirus on my phone. And none of my androids friends have gotten infected either ...that I know of.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 12:31

60. Sniggly (Posts: 6957; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


As long as you're not a goddamned retard, you should be able to avoid a virus infection. And going two years without a virus shows that you're not a goddamn retard.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 13:49 1

63. fairly_mismatched (unregistered)


I'm fairly technologically retarded. Couple that with my innate ability to render any piece of electronics no better than an ornate paperweight and I'm fairly surprised my lil' Droid Eris is still chugging along. Virus free and running Gingerbread like a champ since I can't help myself and I have to tinker.
Even with my retarded tinkering and downloading apps from "Unknown Sources" with reckless abandon I have yet encounter any issues.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 14:22 4

12. Pings (Posts: 301; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


"more iOS users click on mobile ads." Sheeple

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 14:29 1

14. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5731; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


+n on being surprised that CA shows more Android activity than iOS. I would have bet money that CA would have had more iOS activity than Android. Go figure.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 14:47 3

16. beillax (Posts: 23; Member since: 03 Aug 2011)


This is a good battle between android and apple! I love good competition. I am personally an iPhone and mac person but it's good to see people have different preferences. It would be dull if everyone used an iPhone or a droid.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 10:56

58. ChiquiKon (Posts: 58; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


good to see that still there' s ppl using RIM. Eventhough I'm not a BlackBerry user It' s interesting to have variety.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 15:21 1

18. Immolate (Posts: 283; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


There is an impulse when seeing color-coded US maps to look for a political correlation, and there is a bit of one with iOS favoring more liberal states and Android more conservative, but I think that any such correlation is probably illusory. The truth is that this is just a snapshot in time, and taken two years ago, would have show a world of iOS battling with RIM for dominance. What we see here is the same situation, only with Android as conqueror. Look again in a year and there likely will be few iOS states left and very few, if any, RIM.

This isn't a statement of which system is better, just what the trends are. Apple continues to grow in overall popularity, but at a fraction of the rate that Android does. Market dominance is a process, not an event. I don't expect Apple to become less popular in the short run, but they will become a much less significant concern. A year ago, Android was the spunky underdog. Today, it is firmly entrenched as the leader.

Who knows what new force may be in play five years from now, but we can rest assured that a phone-a-year Apple won't be that force. What is curious to me is that we're not seeing an insurgent player at this point. Windows is struggling for a niche, RIM is desperate to find relevance, and Apple is lashing out in all direction to beat back the incessant hordes of market forces propelling Android. They have lost the smart phone market and see a future in the tablet market that is in some ways bright, but others quite dim. It is difficult to go from absolutely dominating a market to becoming no more than a significant player.

Next year I expect to see both Samsung and HTC surpass Apple units in handsets, and I expect Android tablets to easily surpass iOS by 2Q 2012. Apple should be content to mine wealth from their locked-down, fool-proof and growing niche, but I expect they won't. Steve Jobs has a history of contempt for those who do not accept his vision of the world. This delusional thinking goes back far before mobile phones were available, and has always relegated Apple to niche status of around 10-15% in the end.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 15:29

19. DigitalMD2 (unregistered)


The north is where all the sheeple live. Makes since except for California (which makes me think your survey is screwed up).

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 18:02

28. wassup (Posts: 565; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)


like ur mom?

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 18:35 2

32. Sniggly (Posts: 6957; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


Yeah? Tell that to the Midwest farmers who are f**king millionaires.

Classless piece of s**t.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 10:36

51. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


Most farmers can't make it without government subsidies. I agree that poor people go with android since most are priced below $100 or have a buy one get one free even on premium models. They're also available on prepaid carriers.

Sniggly can't afford VZW so he went android an T-Mobile.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 12:40

61. Sniggly (Posts: 6957; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


No, Taco. I tried T-Mobile because they were cheaper and still purportedly had good coverage here. The latter turned out not to be the case in the spots I needed it. Verizon Wireless is expensive AND doesn't have the best coverage. So I ended up on AT&T, where I'm paying slightly less than I would for Verizon and getting better coverage. Not to mention an awesome sauce phone that beats out the iPhone 4 in every single way imaginable at a third of the price of the high end iPhone. I choose to compare to the 32gb 4 because I took my memory card out of my DROID x and put it in my Atrix.

So two things: I can afford any phone on any carrier I want at this point. But I try not to pay more than I absolutely have to for anything. You should applaud me on this because it's Steve Jobs's philosophy as well.

Two, if I was going more expensive, I wouldn't care if the iPhone was a penny- I'd still rather pay 300 dollars for the Bionic. In fact, I could've just gone for the 50 dollar iPhone but paid 50 bucks more for a far, far, far superior phone.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 17:00

72. taco50 (banned) (Posts: 5506; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)


So AT&T has better coverage than Verizon now? Do you have such a strong inferiority complex that you have to make yourself believe everything you use is the best?

I think there's no argument Verizon has a better network as there's no argument they're more expensive. You yourself said you didn't stay with VZW because you can't afford it. Nothing wrong with that just be honest with yourself.

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 20:55 1

36. LMAOwow (unregistered)


what a dumb comment.. GTFO

posted on 06 Aug 2011, 20:56

37. LMAOwow (unregistered)


PA, NJ, and DE all prefer Android .. and those states are poor and less educated ????? I DONT THINK SO

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 06:52 1

47. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


I agree, most devices with Android operating system are cheaper that iPhone and this might be a case why people with poorer budget choice devices with Android operating system than iPhone.
But I totally have to disagree with you that all Android users are less educated.

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 10:45

54. ChiquiKon (Posts: 58; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


Really?! Less educated or more money savvy? Adroid phones get more affordable retail prices on contract deals ...isn't that what we all need?

posted on 07 Aug 2011, 10:47

55. ChiquiKon (Posts: 58; Member since: 26 Jul 2011)


I have coworkers that can barely pay their iPhone contracts... at least once/twice a year they got their phone service suspended.

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