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

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



1. biscutbob

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Long live the south!

25. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

hm who won the civil war again?

35. biscutbob

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

hahaha this is different the iphone users are the slaves here. Slave to Steve Jobs and his iBullsh*t.

79. KParks23

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 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!

2. edpad90

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 03, 2011

Of course android dominates USA!!

3. christianqwerty

Posts: 467; Member since: May 05, 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.

4. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

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

44. PeterIfromsweden

Posts: 1230; Member since: Aug 03, 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 ?

45. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 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.

68. android_sucks

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

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

76. android_sucks

Posts: 111; Member since: Jul 28, 2011

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

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

88. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

Isn't San Francisco where the term HIPSTER was born? Either way, it just proves that gay people tend to like iPhone! ROFL

5. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

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

20. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 2011

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

22. BobbyTaba

Posts: 316; Member since: Aug 11, 2010

Proud that ur bitch ass team had like 15 wins?

70. beatlesfan

Posts: 150; Member since: Mar 03, 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.

62. Phoneguy007

Posts: 218; Member since: Jun 02, 2011

that was cold lol!!!

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 :-)

89. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

iphones are for hipsters

7. yougotkilled1

Posts: 167; Member since: Apr 27, 2011

Neutral for New Mexico! LOL

8. biscutbob

Posts: 82; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

atleast its not an iphone state :]

9. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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. :)

15. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 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

17. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

26. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 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

30. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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.

64. fairly_mismatched unregistered

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

21. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 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.

23. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

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

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