Stanford University study finds students addicted to the iPhone

Stanford University study finds students addicted to the iPhone
Apple's little bundle of joy truly has a profound and long lasting impact on some of its owners – apparently a study conducted by Stanford University shows that its students are completely bonkers over the iPhone. The survey found that 20 out of 200 students were at the far extreme end of the spectrum – specifically they're completely addicted to the iPhone while a mere 6 percent classified themselves as not addicted at all. There are some probable reasons why so many people gravitate towards the iPhone, but the study also found that 85 percent of students use the smartphone as an alarm clock, 15 percent were scared that it was converting them to media addicts, and 75 percent say they are known to fall asleep while still being tethered to their handset. We'd surmise that results would be similar throughout any kind of cell phone seeing that these devices truly keep us connected – even to the point that we don't want ourselves to be disconnected from it at all.

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1. htc_prep

Posts: 303; Member since: Oct 09, 2009

Really Stanford? Really? This is what your having your staff research?

2. cellgeek82

Posts: 518; Member since: Dec 20, 2009

And with all the news articles that talk about how "wonderful" the iPhone is, it's no wonder people are becoming addicted.

3. scottmbolt unregistered

Exactly. American consumers are brainwashed zombies. If they are told it is "cool" and "hip", then they will believe it. It sad, because AT&T's network sucks, and all of these people are wondering why their "awesome" iphone isn't getting good service. My brothers iphone cut out twice last night while I was talking to him on the phone. He lives in DOWNTOWN CHICAGO! How pathetic AT&T!

4. woodraskam

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 10, 2010

Utterly stupid article.....Of course they're gonna be "addicted" to a productivity tool, just like we're addicted to computers as a society because it makes lives easier, and we're addicted to cars. I can't wait till I get over my clothes addiction, and don't even get me started about my addiction to water.

5. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

unluckly for him......all my family are they and they don't have a probably with their iphones so don't blame AT&T for one persons misfortunate drop calls

6. whocares

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 19, 2009

yeah i have this addiction to oxygen ive been seeing my shrink about. its rough.

7. scottmbolt unregistered

You should go back to school...

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