New survey shows Android is "Hot" among younger people while iOS gets the nod from the elderly

A survey of 9,000 people shows that Android is slightly "hotter" than Apple's iOS even though a majority of adults deemed both mobile platforms to be hot; breaking down the numbers by demographics, iOS won out only amongst those born before 1946...
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41. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

ROFL HA HA HA HA HA That thread is FRIGGEN EPIC!!!

55. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Comment #3 made me laugh so loud people around me are staring at me. +1!

11. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

so the Samsung commercial was right

12. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Trime to dip into android well, steal few things include in their so "cool" os after few cosmetic changes and then stamp it as their own "never before innovation" and return to sue the very source from where they lifted their innovations :)

15. tedkord

Posts: 17207; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple just received a patent on written sarcasm which includes the novel use of "quotation marks around a facetious or sarcastic statement." Expect an iSuit immediately.

16. tedkord

Posts: 17207; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Damn. I just got served for my last post.

13. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Well, I suppose it's a good thing when the market segment that favors you has the most disposable income... probably not as good that they're more likely to pass away sooner.

21. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

So the reason that your over paying and apple is over charging for their products is because apple has more money... wow you sure are smart buddy.... It's freakin phone ur talking avg lifespan of a phone is between 1-2 years, your not gonna carry ur phone to your grave unless your like 95 now and have an iphone....

22. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Reading is fundamental.

29. Twisted247

Posts: 282; Member since: Oct 12, 2012

Sure! And also the generation with the most disposable income will repeat "whats a Download" or "app?"

34. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

As well as, "Get off my lawn!" and "When will Ensure come out with butterscotch flavor?"

14. Aeires unregistered

Old news really. There has been a large increase in elderly iPad buyers because they feel using a tablet is easier than a PC. When you brag about simplifying the OS UI, you have to expect things like this to happen.

17. tedkord

Posts: 17207; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

This is one of those, "well, duh!" surveys. It's like we've always said, those who are more technically inclined are attracted to Android, those who aren't too iOS. Not news.

23. Sakeem

Posts: 857; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

My sister-in-law was in town and she had an Android tablet. My mother-in-law has an Ipad. My mother-in-law said, "her tablet can do things that mine can't. Why is that?" I simply said, "because it's an ipad."

24. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Hmm, this survey coupled with the survey here,http://arstechnica.com/science/2012/10/weve-located-the-reality-distortion-field-and-its-in-the-consumers-brain/ ... kinda makes it look like our youth may not be so dumb after all.

26. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

well young people will go for flashy screen and colorful devices the e more experience shoppers will go functionality rather then big screen device that will obsolete in 6 months or less.

30. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...more experience shoppers..." And what makes them "more experience shoppers" ?

33. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

And yet Apple stretches the phone by 0.5 inches. Who wanted it? the old or the young :D

39. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Righttttt...i'm sure it has nothing to do with the fact that Android is better because of its many different flavors instead of Apple's boring one size fits all in the past 5 years.

45. tedkord

Posts: 17207; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Actually, those with tech savvy go for Android, because they understand its a more powerful, flexible OS. The older, less tech savvy will go for the simpler OS. And from this survey, we see that this is exactly what is happening. Didn't Apple just make the iPad 3 obsolete in 7 months?

60. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

technically, other companies made the iPad obsolete.

49. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

So....are you seriously trying to tell us....that the iPhone, iOS is more functional than Android? Seriously? The iPhone 5 took a step back by not being able to talk n surf at the same time, yet its more functional.... Android can do more things out the box that the iPhone has to be jail broken to do.... Fanboyism is a disease, seriously.

54. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Like the iPad?

61. someones4

Posts: 627; Member since: Sep 16, 2012

iPhone is obsolete for the past few years

66. galokjai

Posts: 36; Member since: Jul 20, 2011

that explains why people who buy apple products change their phones, tablet, computers, laptops, and chargers every year while people who buy android keeps their items for 5-10 years? you should go to school.

27. Hemlocke unregistered

It's funny that some company that makes Android apps (bit.ly/HlqULO) would say that, when an independent analyst firm, Piper Jaffray, says otherwise (bit.ly/WQgqZ6).

35. D_Tech-tive

Posts: 104; Member since: Feb 12, 2012

This article is funny to me cause me and my coworkers was just talking about this the other day. I noticed the older guys at my job prefer Iphones and older people in general for that matter. It makes sense to me cause old folks don't like changes, and the only flavors of Iphone are black or white and memory size. (Boring!) Android comes in so many brands, models, styles, specs, and features it's no wonder why the older crowd avoids Android. Too many choices, they just assume listening to the sales persons tells them to buy cause they didn't do their research before buying. And since the sales person gets more commission for the sales of certain phones they could care less what you need and sell you what puts more money in their pocket!

36. THETECHTEAM

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

hhhhhhhhhhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!! Funny!!

37. eman99

Posts: 409; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

apple is for the simple minded

38. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1770; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

A dried up Apple, perfect analogy
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