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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75. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)
Women please...just get an Xperia U or an Xperia Ray....
83. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3092; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
the iPhone is small(for small hands), simple to use, popular by brand, compact/slim(easy to put in skinny jeans and a purse) and of course its shiny.
I made jokes before but it is true, the iPhone is a chick phone.
84. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
My kid has the 3GS, used on wifi only - that thing is so tiny....sister broke down and purchased 2 iphone 4s at best buy for 49.99 each...she says she bought them due to price - she wanted the SGS3, but that would have cost 399.98.....
86. cityeighteen (Posts: 40; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
Windows Phone 8 may be able to shake things up. It'll certainly have the ease of use, and a refresh of the Nokia 800 will hit the nail on the head in terms of size and design (admit it, the 800 is very pretty, especially in blue). Also, WP8 will likely have seamless integration with Windows 8 (many women have Windows laptops, probably more than Macs), but the accesory lineup remains to be seen. But Nokia seems to have the perfect formula for targeting the younger female crowd, and Apple will certainly take notice.
87. downphoenix (Posts: 2882; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
Not all women like the iphone. Some girl I went to work with has a galaxy note. I thought she was crazy for getting a phone that big. I couldnt even imagine using a phone that big myself, the Galaxy S3 is pushing it but still doable.
94. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3092; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)
" I couldnt even imagine using a phone that big myself, the Galaxy S3 is pushing it but still doable."
That's what she said.
98. mas11 (Posts: 1034; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Because it's marketed toward 16 year old girls. The phone fits perfectly into their hands.
105. Forsaken77 (Posts: 552; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
How is a "social event" representative of "women" in general? I'm surprised PA put this up as an article, when instead it's more akin to a Facebook post.
108. SugarShockFrantic (Posts: 73; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
the article is indeed pointless boarding on horrible ...." girls like iphones because they fit in their small hands" smh
107. SonyFTW2020 (Posts: 311; Member since: 03 May 2012)
HAHAH and number 4 on the list backs up what EVERY android fan has been trying to explain from the begining. "its simple and easy to use" LOL or in android's point of view its BLAND and BORING....
To put it simple folks....Iphone is a womens phone, now "Man up" and get a an android
112. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)
+1 to that lol! man up and get an android
154. Denovana (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Jul 2012)
I think I heard you wrong, did you mean "mandroid"?
109. AndroidShiz (Posts: 154; Member since: 08 Nov 2011)
I can pretty much guarantee that if those women saw all the fancy ways they could girly up their phones using Google Play market's home replacement apps, they'd drop it in five seconds. My two sisters, my daughter, and wife have found this little gem out and every lady they show their HTC One, SGS3, or Galaxy Sexus, as they call it, instantly wants to customize their screens too and they suddenly realize just how boring their 3.5" phone is with its apps that just scroll left to right, and wallpaper that's covered by app squares. Plus they still get the crazy bling cases to boot. It usually causes mass girl envy. (Which I think is stupid)
110. reallyreal (Posts: 1; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)
1. Thats what she said.
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5. And what do you know! That is also what she said.
111. breathlesstao (Posts: 78; Member since: 16 Apr 2010)
iPhones and personality. ... Mwhahahaha LOL, okay that was a good one.
113. bransablan (Posts: 23; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)
I agree, its a huge status and trend setter for women...but in the end I believe the iPhone has become somewhat of a fashion accessory as well with the bedazzled cases or whatever... just like a woman needs the coach purse, the stellitoes, and maybe even the seven jeans they also need the all white iPhone... and yes they still don't know how to work it... soon the iPhone availability will be played out to where even prepaid users can get it and status is no longer justified by the white iPhone for women
114. achangavi (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)
because WAY more women are more technology illiterate than men are, in addition to that whole status thing.
140. Hemlocke (unregistered)
Marissa Mayer is not technologically illiterate, and even when she was an executive with Google, she favored the iPhone. I'm thinking your generalization is a bit hollow and tainted by fanboyism.
168. achangavi (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 Jul 2012)
hey genius, I never said that ALL women are technology illiterate, I sad most of them are. Marissa Mayer is a successful businesswoman, and can hardly be counted as "average", i'm talking about the average right now, and most can't be bothered with the customization and learning curve of android to interfere with their lives, jobs, kids etc. You need to calm down.
117. qwertypoor (Posts: 72; Member since: 09 Jun 2012)
because it's small and fast and like a vibrator lol jk Idk stop asking me questions PA (runs away)
120. lyndon420 (Posts: 3159; Member since: 11 Jul 2012)
It's a fashion statement to the women mostly. They like their cars to be certain color, their clothes a certain brand name, and their phones need to be named after some kind of fruit.
122. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Because more women are becoming hipsters nowdays. Hipsters like hip but dumb phones.
123. thinking (Posts: 130; Member since: 19 Jan 2012)
This article is an advertisement.
It is also a shame that it portrays women as dumb.
125. parthpatels007 (Posts: 53; Member since: 27 May 2011)
"rock solid construction"? i dont think so!
126. maguro (Posts: 10; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
Boy: Hey look...I bought new iPhone!
Girl: wooooooooow.....which company?
131. Owlet (Posts: 447; Member since: 21 Feb 2011)
There're some women that are dumb. There're some men that are dumb. Which statistic shows that there're more dumb women that dumb men?
Wow, guys, you talk like that in real life too, or just pour your real feelings about women on the internet?
132. prdmshrl (Posts: 22; Member since: 05 Jan 2011)
Apple can increase the sales of this device even more if they release an iPhone in Pink! If women are loving the iPhone in just black and white... can you imagine if it comes in pink?
Of course once Apple do that I am pretty sure that we will not see any other company launching pink devices. Apple will submit a patent for the pink color and will sue the competition if they come up with another pink device. Just saying...
133. DontHateOnS60 (Posts: 864; Member since: 20 Apr 2009)
Because their friend told them to get it. That was the number one reason I heard working in retail.
135. PhoneCritic (Posts: 491; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
In my observation it seems that The iPhone is a status symbol that states "I have arrived" or I am like everyone else. Conformity really. I ask my 16yr old daughter why she wanted an iPhone and all she could really answer is that all her friends had one. Recently that changed once she saw the GS3 now she wants that and half of all her friends are clamoring for it. When I asked her why she and her friends now want the GS3. her answer was Dad don't you know what the kids in school are saying now and I quote- to the rhythm of Tears for Fears Shout
"Shout shout the iPhone is played out these are things were talking about"
She tells me now since every kid and their mother has one it is no longer Cool- the whole Idea of being a teen is to rebel and not conform to everyone else.
However, in my opinion I think it has to do with Adam and Eve- Eve was the one to take the first bite of the Apple and the rest is history. Lol. Perfect Apple marketing???
138. cheeseycheeser (Posts: 413; Member since: 24 Mar 2011)
Interestingly enough, most of the girls I know with smartphones have Android phones! And most of my guy friends have iPhones.... Not sure why that is.
166. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
The expression is: More dollars then sense.
143. fraydoe (Posts: 57; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)
this reminds me of that article where they found that most iphone users had more sex and had more sexual partners than android and blackberry users lol
144. Nameless1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
I'd prefer a larger Android phone because the screen is easier on my eyes. Besides, I already have an Ipad 1 and an Ipod Touch. I don't need more Apple gear.
145. ChafedBanana (Posts: 365; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)
Women prefer it because women are stupid. However, they will buy what men tell them to so be sure and tell them to buy a Galaxy Nexus. Just be prepared to constantly have to stop and help them with it.
148. deathyyy (Posts: 101; Member since: 20 Dec 2011)
Well, this article certainly isn't sexist............
150. justme (Posts: 50; Member since: 09 Jan 2012)
Funny, I seem to remember a LOT of complaints about the design of the SG3 a few weeks ago...am I to presume that those were all from those rare ladies who venture here?
156. ChangMin2012 (Posts: 87; Member since: 14 Apr 2012)
Out of the many Korean ESL students I have been with for the past few months...
Only one was with an iPhone 4.
The rest of her classmates (also girls) were using Optimus LTE, SGSII's and Nexus S'
But to each their own.
165. quryous (banned) (Posts: 106; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)
Actually, the reason I hear most often from the women in my classes, is that it is dainty. I run a statistics lab and ask lots of questions, including why they choose the phones they have.
Another interesting statistic, from direct observation. When the bell rings and the class empties, we have observed people and what they do on the way out the door.
The question was, how many, and what sex, have the phone to their head by the time they reach the door.
For 5 1/2 year now it has been the same: Women 4:1 over men have their phone in operation by the time they reach the door.
167. phonemonkey (Posts: 168; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)
why do most people prefer iphone over android
its easier and it works and it hardly fails
169. JimboJones (Posts: 1; Member since: 06 Aug 2012)
Apple is marketing their iPhone to those who are "technically challenged" - i.e. YOUTH, the ELDERLY, and WOMEN. Look at their Siri ads staring Zooey Deschane, John Malkovich, Martin Scorsese etc. - these are people who are "technically challanged". It is somewhat analogous to riding a bike. The iPhone is like a bike with training wheels that will hold your hand and safely get you to your destination. However, when you are ready to gradute to a real "ADULT" phone without the iPhone's simplistic limitations, real MEN choose Android, Windows, etc. based phones...
175. Nameless1 (Posts: 4; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)
I never realized cell phones could be "manly" or otherwise. Besides, I see plenty of men use Iphones, most likely because:
1) They're status symbols
2) They have that "cool" factor
3) They're easy to use.
I'd prefer an Android phone because their screens are usually bigger and easier on my eyes.
173. theo14461 (Posts: 234; Member since: 08 Oct 2009)
Most people, not just women, don't know enough about phones in general, so they buy whatever their friends have.