Why do women prefer using the iPhone over other smartphones?
0. phoneArena 24 Jul 2012, 14:37 posted on
Oh iPhone! You seem to be a big hit with the ladies. Apple’s pride and joy is undoubtedly a dynamic piece of tech that’s bursting from the seams with plenty of personality, but interestingly enough in my experience, there’s just something about it that make women...
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51. SleepingOz (unregistered)
I may agree, the iphone 4 was sexy 2 years ago but now, it's boring and outdated.
55. JessJess (unregistered)
Apparently not since its still popular and selling so well...
23. Jayray78 (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)
Can I point out the obvious that #3 conflicts with #5. How would anyone know its a pretty piece of hardware when you put it in those hideous cases?
34. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)
"iPhone over other smartphones" so iphone isn't smartphone?
54. dsDoan (Posts: 224; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
If I said I prefer a Ford Mustang over other cars, does that mean a Mustang isn't a car?
35. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)
i think because they dont know about others
37. ajac09 (Posts: 1388; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
because iphones are easier to understand and of course its a status symbol as well. Women want what all there friends have.
61. SugarShockFrantic (Posts: 73; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
u statement can only be true for WEAK women / REAL women have a thought process of their own
39. Aeires (unregistered)
Must be a slow news day.
44. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)
I find it funny when I ask people why they want or why they purchased an iPhone and it always comes back to everyone else having one or they look cool. Can't imagine spending that much money on something as important as a phone that I know nothing about. People are dumb!!
46. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
lol my mother hates the iphone! she now has a SONY XPERIA S :D
91. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
same here my mum had an iphone 4 and she now has a samsung galaxy note and she loves it. she hates the small screen on the iphone
121. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
how can i get a thumbs down for my mothers opinion, stupid if@gs
48. dsDoan (Posts: 224; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
I can understand everything except the last one. The iPhone looked good when it first came out, but it is no longer anywhere near the top of my list when I picture today's best looking phones.
It's a dated boring design.
(From a man's perspective, that is)
57. JessJess (unregistered)
Can you give me an example of a non 'dated and boring design'? Just for comparisons sake (from a mans perspective that is).
63. dsDoan (Posts: 224; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
The Lumia 900, Galaxy S III, and HTC's One series phones have new designs, noticeably altered from their precursors. Each iPhone, so far, appears nearly identical to the original 2007 model.
67. JessJess (unregistered)
You mean other than the fact that smartphones these days are basically a screen, with buttons below?
And the Galaxy S3? Really? All they did was round its corners and shave off its arse at the bottom. So radical. I will give you the Lumia though. That was a very styish looking phone.
Oh and what you are saying btw is that:http://tinyurl.com/6mb4c82 is not a significant enough advancement fromhttp://tinyurl.com/c64xx47. Yethttp://tinyurl.com/c4j58hw is fromhttp://tinyurl.com/cqkrthu ?
71. dsDoan (Posts: 224; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
I won't argue your first statement, because I don't disagree.
Regarding old vs new aesthetics; yes. That is exactly what I am saying.
Hold an iPhone (2007) in your left hand, then hold an iPhone 4s in your right hand.
Now hold a Galaxy S in your left hand, and hold a Galaxy S III in your right hand.
You will notice a much greater stride in aesthetic evolution between the two Galaxies, than the two iPhones.
The only noticeable design change with the iPhone is that it's getting shinier.
92. JessJess (unregistered)
And the most noticeable thing about the Galaxy is that the screen is getting bigger.... I'm sorry I do not see how bigger screen translates to a 'greater stride in aesthetic evolution'. Another point is that the most noticeable change on the iPhone is NEVER the front of the device (that wont change for obvious reasons) and the iPhone pictures focus on that. Spin both around and lets take a look...
But I guess we will just have to agree to disagree.
95. dsDoan (Posts: 224; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
Why wouldn't the face of the iPhone change? It's been the same for almost 6 years, through 5 different models. Apple's pulling a RIM, refusing to adapt in order to keep its "iconic look," and we can see how that worked out.
The screen is one change for the Galaxy. As you pointed out the rounded corners and smaller bezel are another. The button was altered. These are small changes, but they are changes, and considering that it is one of the best selling electronic devices ever, they weren't too bad of changes.
It doesn't take drastic changes, but something would be nice. If not the face, what are the most noticeable design changes throughout the iPhones?
What about the iPhone design is not dated?
129. JessJess (unregistered)
The most noticeable changes for the iPhone are the materials and exterior (rear and side) design. The antenna design for example is part of the phones housing and is on display. The rear of the device I glass not plastic (iPhone 2007).
Glass and aluminium are dated? Ok. Is 2012 the year of plastic then? Im pretty sure clean minimal designs are still trendy and appealing. What's the S3 if not minimal and cleanly designed?
The front of the device won't change for obvious reasons. The reason you agreed with.... the iPhone is a touch screen device what are they going to do with that? Make the screen round? The home button is the most iconic thing about the iPhone and that remains and appears on the iPad too. It's not likely to go, it optimises the iPhone as simple to use - and even Samsung liked the idea of one button so much they added one to their galaxy (notice the other buttons are hidden).
134. dsDoan (Posts: 224; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
There's nothing wrong with clean and minimalistic, but a nearly identical layout model after model, year after year is getting old and boring.
88. cptbeatstix (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)
Not to be rude here. But th SGS3 had more than just a facelift. Camera improvements, RAM increase, Screen size increase. I could go on. Btw, shouldn't you be cleaning or making sammichs? Come back when you know more on the tech side instead of the "Looks" of the phone. I think someone stated something about women care more about the looks than the performance lol.
90. JessJess (unregistered)
This had nothing to do with the internals. Learn to read please. dsDoan commented specifically on the DESIGN.
If you want to play that game, the iPhone has had increases in camera, ram, CPU as well. So?
Not only is your comment totally irreverent, it makes you look like a moron (shouldn't I be cleaning...really?).
130. cptbeatstix (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)
Yeah, I wasn't paying attention to the conversation being just on design. But, the iPhone's ram and processor are laughable at best.
Don't get so worked up, it's just a phone, not a choice between life and death.
141. Hemlocke (unregistered)
The Lumia 900 design has been recycled more than the iPhone 4/4s...N9, Lumia 800, Lumia 900.
142. dsDoan (Posts: 224; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
That's 3 for the Lumia, assuming you are correct; I didn't double-check.
For the iPhone we've got iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPhone 3Gs, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S
That's 3 to 5.
Do you have 3 more examples for the Lumia to support your statement?
146. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Your optometrist misses you if you really believe the iPhone 4 and 4s look anything like the 2G, 3G, and 3Gs.
147. dsDoan (Posts: 224; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)
You're right. That last one doesn't look "anything like" the first 3.
49. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
my wife wouldnt touch an iphone. as she says its for "hipsters and tech idiots".
my wife is awesome :) lol
53. cptbeatstix (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)
Where did you meet her and how can I get one?!
56. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
mmhmm tell the truth remixfa...
she only gets what YOU want to buy her...lol
(fist in the air) DroidPower
100. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol, I wish. she is way too opinionated for that! I've tried to get her to buy galaxy phones and other devices and she wont hear it. She likes her HTCs and Sense (blah).
Though she is totally in love with her Nexus 7 anniversary present. I totally hit it out of the park with that one. :)
78. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
she sounds cool...my wife told me she will not be buying another iphone, but we shall see.
81. JC557 (Posts: 1224; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)
Hah, you found yourself a good one. She probably dealt with a lot of annoying hipsters I'm guessing?
102. remixfa (Posts: 14252; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
yes, we live near an artsy/fartsy district.. hipsters everywhere... EVERYWHERE!! lol.
And they all say "because its cool" or "because my friends had one and i thought I should have one too".
69. TerryCrowley (Posts: 191; Member since: 31 Jul 2011)
73. SugarShockFrantic (Posts: 73; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
its not the truth its an opinion they clearly didnt ask EVERY GIRL IN THE WORLD if they preferred iphones over every other becuase then this would be a completly different article
104. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3045; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
Does PhoneArena have a kitchen? lol jk
52. cptbeatstix (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)
It's a social thing. If you look at it from a pyschological stand point, it's about the "click" and everyone having one. Media and advertisements are what drives people to buy products. Apple is just really good at marketing their product, even if it's complete crap. It displays that you aren't "hip" or "in with the times" if you don't have an iPhone. Most of my friends have the iPhone 4 and 4S and I've shown them that even my windows phone pulls apps up, downloads and makes all around everyday task simplier to do and at a faster rate. But, I didn't brag about my phone like they do. I know my phone's capability, doesn't mean I need to show it off to everyone and their mother lol.
60. p0rkguy (Posts: 684; Member since: 23 Nov 2010)
Last I checked women aren't quite smart when it comes to technology.
People who don't know any better will follow a trend.
76. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
bingo....even my wife calls the iphone, a smartphone for dummies. It really is...and that is not a bad thing as it introduces people to the world of smartphones.
64. parkwaydr (Posts: 572; Member since: 07 Sep 2011)
It's a status symbol, nothing more, why do you think some women love coach purses? It doesn't do anything that any other purse can't, they just want to look stylish and as if they have some sort of status and wealth. It's the same thing with the iPhone, most people still think that only the extremely wealthy use iPhone so they buy it because it makes them look cool. So, basically, Apple is nothing more than the coach of the tech world, overpriced junk sold at the price of gold.
153. Denovana (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Jul 2012)
I wonder what happens if there was a Coach branded iphone...
65. Whateverman (Posts: 3235; Member since: 17 May 2009)
It's a pretty phone. And let's be honest, most of them buy this phone because it's pretty and they can buy pretty cases for it. I have yet to find a woman that can explain why they like, want or purchased an iPhone other than the fact that it was "cute"!
I don't want to generalize all women either, because I know there are some very tech savvy ladies that prefer it for many different reason. I'm just saying when I qualify a young lady looking to purchase an iPhone, this is what they tell me.
68. tedkord (Posts: 6198; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Because many women are like my wife. Whether it be a car, a large appliance, or a smartphone, all she concerns herself with is the aesthetics.
She ships cars based on color and attractiveness of the body shape. She never looks into reliability, function, warranty, mileage, or any important factor. It just had to look good.
We just bought a new fridge. What was her criteria? It has to be stainless steel. Nothing else mattered to her. Not energy efficiency, not volume, nothing.
74. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
lol, wow....I am educating my wife and now she has been seeing the iphone for what it truly is.
Her PC has only 250 GB of hard drive space and now she looking for something that actually fits her needs and not just something that is cheap.
72. networkdood (Posts: 6329; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
One reason women like the phone is that it fits in their small and dainty hands....but, where I live I see a lot of women sporting Notes and SG2s.
So, women do like 'em big :-)
Honestly, women go with the trend and consult other women on what they like.
Who cares? Buy what you want and stop crying over it.