Survey: Apple iPhone users are more likely to be emotional, egotistical liars

Survey: Apple iPhone users are more likely to be emotional, egotistical liars
Picking a smartphone platform apparently tells a lot about you. According to a survey conducted in 2015 and 2016 by three London based universities, iPhone owners tend to be of the female persuasion, younger, and are more concerned with the idea that the smartphone in their hand be looked at as a status symbol.

But wait. There's more. The researches found that iPhone users display lower levels of honesty and humility and are more emotional than owners of other smartphone platforms. Overall, the survey would seem to imply that iPhone users are egotistical liars who are ready to go berserk at the drop of a hat. Android users, according to the survey, are older, more honest and even tempered, and are less likely to focus on money and status. They also are less likely to lie and break rules for personal gain.
 
Not everyone is going to believe that the smartphone platform they chose is a window into their soul. Still, by the time the survey was wrapping up, the researchers could tell with a 70% accuracy whether a subject being questioned was carrying an iOS or Android powered smartphone just by the way they answered certain questions.

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128 Comments

1. st1114g

Posts: 11; Member since: May 06, 2009

Agreed! Lol

12. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I disagree. I think this stdyu is bs.

14. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Lol, calm down.

68. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

LOL spot on

114. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I am calm.

27. sukrith2194 unregistered

The study did say iPhone users lie... This is a prime example!

34. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

They said "more likely", they're not saying everyone is like that. So if you're an iPhone user that isn't like that, you shouldn't dismiss the fact that every other iPhone user is like you.

36. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

isn't*

46. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well the age group the iPhone is most popular with should be a clear indication of why those traits are more prevalent. Clearly the iPhone is more popular with pre-pubescent teenage girls and being vain/dishonest/overly emotional is that demographic's defining trait. The iPhone has been geared towards that crowd significantly because Apple knows the primary demographic. All those extra emojis and ridiculous animations and bright colors were designed to entice little girls.

75. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

And boys too.

54. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I think we can all agree that this applies to Mxy.

65. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lmao!

113. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well when it comes to egotistical liars, nothing beats the BlackBerry.

116. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

True. Guess it's something about iOS that turns one out of a million into the biggest egotistical liar the world has ever known.

117. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You're on iOS? I thought you swore allegiance to blackberry.

118. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

I thought you said that we weren't going to respond to each other's comments anymore? You said that in the latest BlackBerry article...hypocrite, much? Extreme hypocrisy must be one thing left out of the survey about you Apple priests.

120. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I didn't say that and we both know you're ego is too big to not give your useless opinion on everything. You're the last person who should be calling anyone a hypocrite.

121. Mxyzptlk unregistered

*Your

122. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

http://www.phonearena.com/news/BlackBerry-starts-Black-Friday-sale-fans-can-save-up-to-53-on-select-smartphones_id88061/comments/page/2 Comment #51 isn't you saying saying stop taking issues with my comments and I won't take issues with yours? That's as close to "don't respond to my comments and I won't respond to yours" as it gets. So I say again, hypocrite, much? I'd say so. And you clearly don't find my opinions "useless", or you wouldn't keep responding to me with your benign drivel.

126. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Oh I forgot how slow you are. I have to break it down for you. That's just your way of taking my comment out of context. Not my fault if you're incapable of understanding the point. I told you once before, you're the puppet and I'm the puppet master pulling the strings of the puppet.

132. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, cut the lies, already. You're just backtracking now because I've called you out on your hypocrisy. Not my fault that you're too immature to know how to put thought to digital ink. You're no puppet master. You're the court jester.

136. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I'm not lying. Not my fault if you were put in your place in said article. Just get over it and let it go. You're the only one who continues to misunderstand what I meant. You're still responding, so obviously I am the puppet master pulling the strings.

137. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

You are lying. Everyone knows you're lying. It's what you do. And you're the one that got your bum handed to you by me and others in that article. Seems to happen to you on an almost daily basis.m YOU are still responding, knowing that I won't quit, so who's the real puppet master here, little puppet? Not you, that's for sure.

138. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You wish. You're giving up in said article because you know I'm right. You can't win let alone put out a fire you started. Thank you for confirming that you are so sad that you don't stop until you get the last word in. You just lost.

139. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

I didn't "give up" in any article, so stop projecting. And you're "fires" are more like a spark that gets doused by a single drop of water. And thank YOU for confirming that you're a hypocrite that's doing the exact same thing, and for confirming that you're no puppet master. Lol, you make beating you far too easy.

140. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You stop assuming and being ignorant. Keep it up because the raging inferno is going to burn you. You(')re just as guilty of being a hypocrite, so stop projecting. This argument is done.

141. meanestgenius

Posts: 22220; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, this argument is done because all you've been saying is repetitive BS over and over, as well as just recycling what I've been saying. Now take your ignorance, your hypocrisy, and your easily-doused-by-a-droplet-of-water-spark, and go play under your bridge.

35. phldlphn unregistered

I don't think the study itself is necessarily bulls**t, but the way Alan F. and the CNET author chose to present it certainly is. This is a direct quote from Chris Matyszczyk, the one who wrote the CNET article, "In this research, many traits of the average Android user seem to fit with the Trumpian image. Androiders are supposedly older, more honest and agreeable, less likely to break rules for personal gain and not so keen on wealth, status and all the New Yorkish trappings of life." Chris and Alan seem to like speculation and conjecture, as both their articles are opinionated pieces rife with both. For those who don't know what that is, it's basically, "Overall, the survey would seem to imply that iPhone users are egotistical liars who are ready to go berserk at the drop of a hat." That statement holds no factual basis and is completely unprofessional. It's important to note that the study consisted of 530 individuals, and I doubt Alan actually read it while Chris breezed through it. Back to Chris' quote, he claims Trump is honest, whereas fact checkers have found that Trump is lying 70%-90% of the time when speaking to the public.

37. phldlphn unregistered

I'm thinking and hoping the CNET author's article is more along the lines of satire, but then again, he could just be incredibly biased and I'm not sure what's more likely.

47. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Chris Matyszczyk is a satirical and humor oriented writer. Even still, the study isn't being exaggerated here and the findings are probably true to a certain extent.

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