Differences between iPhone and BlackBerry owners

Differences between iPhone and BlackBerry owners
What are the differences between iPhone and BlackBerry owners? A recent survey by Retrevo gives us some answers. There is a sex bias between the two smartphones. 53% of those using Apple's iconic touchscreen phone are female while 59% of 'Berry owners are of the male persuasion. 35% of iPhone users would be turned off by a romantic partner that had...GASP...out of date gadgets. 24% of BlackBerry users agreed. 22% of those using the latter device have broken off a relationship via e-mail or text while 33% of iPhone users have done the same thing. More iPhone owners than BlackBerry owners, by a 25% to 17% margin, have ended a relationship with someone because he/she spent too much time on a mobile device. 20% of iPhone users admitted to using the device to watch adult material while 12% of 'Berry owners made the same admission. Of those using the Apple device, 30% have watched television or video on it and 31% have used it to check news and/or sports while the numbers for BlackBerry users were 13% and 19% respectively.  Everyone loves to text with 50% of iPhone users and 46% of BlackBerry users admitting to have used their phone to send messages. Finally, 61% of iPhone users say that are extroverted, 18% characterize themselves as a jock, 40% would consider themselves an intellectual and 36% would say they are a media buff. The numbers for BlackBerry owners in the same categories are 53%, 16%, 36% and 28%. What conclusions can we draw from the figures? It seems that those who use BlackBerry devices see themselves as average, ordinary people while iPhone users have a somewhat exalted view of themselves.

source: RetrevoBlog



1. Onomatopoeia

Posts: 23; Member since: Mar 30, 2009

Stupidest thing ever... News-worthy? How about something on the HD2 or anything else really for that matter??

22. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

From reading the posts below it seems that we need some help with our reading comprehension skills. The article is not saying that there are more iPhone owners than BB owners, and it is also NOT saying that more females use the iPhone over BB. The article is saying that 53 percent of iPhone owners are female, while 47 are male. Likewise 59 percent of BB owners are male, and 41 percent are female. There is no comparison made stating that more women choose the iPhone over BB. I think there needs to be mandatory IQ test before one can post on this website.

35. gomets15217

Posts: 38; Member since: Jul 13, 2008

I definitely agree


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hahah are they serious with this study...sooo even though BBs have been around for about 4 times as long as the iPhone more females use the iPhone. hmmmmm i find that hard to believe but whatever. and if that last picture is accurate then why do BB devices out sell Apple's?

11. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I think you're a little confused. They were comparing the gender ratio with each phone as it's own category. So they meant that more women buy the iPhone than men and also that more men buy the blackberries than women. They weren't saying that women have an iPhone instead of a blackberry. You might want to take a second look at the article. But this survey is really funny but it still holds no value. I don't think that people who buy iPhones think they are an extrovert.


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

the first couple of sentences mention and gender gap, yes. but the remainder of the article and the the last two diagrams say otherwise. you may want to look a second look yourself.

26. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

vzwemp, Please read the article again, as I believe you are either confused or not intelligent enough to comprehend the message trying to be presented. Thanks,


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hmmm seeing as to how i both read and fully understand the article i think my intellect is up to par. but hey nothing says intelligence like throwing around insults on the internet huh?

3. michael95gt

Posts: 45; Member since: Jul 19, 2009

I dont really agree with it. I've got both, I just swap them out depending on what I'm gonna be doing or just my mood.

27. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

Why have both? Is it a work vs. personal thing?

4. rhomaion

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

HA! iPhone users have an exalted view of themselves? They're called New Yorkers and along with Washington D.C. where all the politicians live they can be annihilated off the face of the planet for all I care.


Posts: 158; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

hey im a New Yorker hahahaha.

8. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

i'm a yankee too!

6. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

exalted view of themselvse... IE DELUSIONAL SELF INDULGENT A-HOLES. Ill agree to that. lol.

7. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

see, the study didnt ask which one of the groups were "well educated" or "busness people" or "stupid teens" which would be BB, BB, apple respectively.

9. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

haha exactly.

17. idmcmillan

Posts: 9; Member since: May 13, 2009

i have seen a ton of teens with a blackberry, therefore just as many"stupid teens" use your BB too.

18. scroffy

Posts: 40; Member since: Aug 23, 2009

very doubtful idmc...an age question would have been useful. employment and/or income as well,,,and how about education, high percent of berry users with college degrees, high percent of ipone users looking forward to being a highschool upperclassman.

25. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

While I see some high school teens with BB's on their hip, I would agree that a high majority of teens would have the iPhone instead of BB.

34. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

That's because an iPhone is cooler for a teen... retarded parents for sure, though.

10. Galen20K

Posts: 576; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Omg are you SERIOUS?! AhaHAhahaa Come on!!! I call Shenanigans on this "Story"! lol

13. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

This is the dumbest thing I've ever read... Other then 97% of comments left by VZW fanboys.

14. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

don't you just hate those fanboys?

15. awesomeguy69

Posts: 4; Member since: Nov 08, 2009

"Other then 97% of comments left by VZW fanboys." I'm sorry, what?

16. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

what do you mean?

21. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

should have been "than" not "then"

19. vmatikov

Posts: 55; Member since: Jan 28, 2009

Soo basically there's more iPhone owners than BB owners. Great survey...

23. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

Thats not what this article is saying at all. Please read again. Thanks,

20. MTLance unregistered

lol I'm not college educated but I'll become an apprentice soon with so I have to attend college part time does that make me a college educated? And btw I have an iPhone and I loving it, BB is more like for company using their own email but iPhone users have GPush to get their their email. I'm a google mail user anyway and using a BB means I have to sacrifice a lot for slow browser crap GUI etc.

24. ICanAffordVZW

Posts: 123; Member since: Dec 15, 2008

With grammar and logic like that there is way you will ever become a college graduate. If somehow you do get the opportunity to walk across that stage, then so help us all...

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