Why do women prefer using the iPhone over other smartphones?

Why do women prefer using the iPhone over other smartphones?
Oh iPhone! You seem to be a big hit with the ladies. Apple’s pride and joy is undoubtedly a dynamic piece of tech that’s bursting from the seams with plenty of personality, but interestingly enough in my experience, there’s just something about it that make women love it more than other things. Who’s to argue about that, right? Like seriously, the darn thing is polarizing in many aspects, but somehow beyond the glitz and glamor, there’s an invisible cloak surrounding it that seemingly attracts the attention of people from afar.

At a recent social gathering event, it came to my attention that a lot of women there, and by a lot, I mean a good majority, were using the iPhone over other smartphones. Considering that Apple’s beloved gadget is a big seller in the smartphone sphere, it shouldn’t be a surprise that many women are using it as well. Everywhere I turned, it seemed like every woman at the place was carrying an iPhone – with a select few opting for some kind of Android smartphone.

Needless to say, we read about and witness the power struggle between the Android and iPhone (and some others as well) fanatics on our site, and surely enough, there are people who will live and die supporting their cause no matter what. Interestingly, for the few who own an Android smartphone, they provided me with some entertaining reasons why they think most women prefer using the iPhone. Here are a couple of the remarks:

Back to the topic on hand, I had an inkling to ask some women the obvious question of why they decided to pick the iPhone over all the other options out there. These pro-iPhone female owners provide all the obvious and valid reasons why they bought the iPhone in the first place. Without any more delay folks, we present to you reasons why do women prefer using the iPhone over other smartphones.



1. Jay_F

Posts: 236; Member since: Nov 29, 2011

Most likely solely because they think it gives them status and it's trendy.

7. redrooster13

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 20, 2012

That my friend is the correct answer!

8. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree, because iPhone is pop icon...

13. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

If you believe that, then how do you explain the pop icon gaining traction over the years? It's not a fad. It's the real deal.

21. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"...pop icon gaining traction over the years?" You think so ? :)

40. Tux4g63

Posts: 121; Member since: Oct 21, 2011

You answered your own question. And gave the correct answer in your own counter-answer. Pop icons stick around-think Michael Jackson Fads fade away-think MC Hammer

119. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Tux4g63, the iPhone is an icon as in it is iconoclastic in nature -- think about what the iPhone did to RIMesque smartphones. As for "pop icon", you have to look toward the definition, say wikipedia that defines the term as: "A pop icon is a celebrity, character, or object whose exposure in pop culture constitutes a defining characteristic of a given society or era. The categorization is usually associated with elements such as longevity, ubiquity, and distinction." (source:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pop_icon#Longevity ) Unfortunately, the definition speaks nothing to market penetration and adoption rates, which are two of the iPhone's strongest features. For example, the iPhone has the highest customer satisfaction amongst smartphone despite the ongoing onslaught of new competing smartphones.

41. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

Twilight has remained popular with the ladies for about a decade. The iPhone hasn't even been around that long. Besides, if it's the real deal, why are you still rocking a Triumph when you can get the iPhone on Virgin now?

161. dmckay12

Posts: 243; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Twilight is a fad. The first book was published seven years ago and took a few years to become popular. Since new books stopped being written and movies have stopped being made, interest has plummeted. Sales decline daily. People (the ones that analyze this stuff and are really boring) say that most of its targeted market has read it. Someone needs to take my man-card after this.

45. SleepingOz unregistered

Oh man, please go back to your stilletos.


Posts: 30; Member since: Jul 24, 2012


66. JGuinan007

Posts: 699; Member since: May 19, 2011

Agreed 100%. New Kit to be a Trendy Preppy Soccer Mom.. 1. Hybid SUV 2. Newest Iphone 3. Newest Ipod touch (eventhough Iphone does all the same things) 4. Newest Mac Computer or Mac book (to plug Igadgets into) 5. Pink glitter zebra bedazzled case with obnoxious tassle attachted 6.Unable to even use phone for anything other than texting and make phone calls (maybe able to take pictures maybe) Feel free to add to the list

82. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

They like to skip the Touch (or give to their kid) and get the ipad now.

162. suryatejasun

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 02, 2012

Playing some silly games


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Wrong Jay, because most are technically dumb and a "Smartphone" makes their pretty little heads explode. The Home button on the iPhone helps them get back to Start when they inevitably get lost going through the two pages of Home Screens.

101. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

I love how the author of the article says "At a recent social gathering event..." and then goes on to say that generally women prefer using the iPhone over other smartphones, and not a single one of you guys are asking about sample sizes, or whether or not the party was representative of the women in general, etc etc... Yet when there's an actual survey relating to the iPhone even with actual numbers, all hell breaks lose just a side note, carry on.....

128. IamYourFather6657

Posts: 321; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Thats why my mom wants an iphone so badly She using xperia now . She dont care 4/4s or specs she just want an iphone

172. cheetah2k

Posts: 2299; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

I disagree with this statement that women "PREFER" iPhones. My wife's last 4S lasted less than a day. Now she has an Xperia - the SE Xperia Active (ST17i). Being a mum looking after the kids while I'm at work all day she had to have something pretty much indestructable. The Xperia Active has been everywhere from the bottom of a full bath tub to being dropped on the road into the gutter when she's had a bad day - bump and grind it keeps on ticking. After having it now for 3+ months, she told me the other day its the best phone she's ever had. No iPhone can do that, day in, day out.

149. Nikonmorous

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Because women do things correctly the first time.

157. shreyans94

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

only reason is they wanna boast about buying the most expensive phone in the world

159. Darkerm

Posts: 322; Member since: Jan 31, 2012

Damn Right Dude :D They just think that having an iPhone will make them popular or something like that :P

171. viper1983

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

Yeah, because they are exotic and rare.

170. viper1983

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

You can buy many phones at the same price or higher.

160. archangel9

Posts: 233; Member since: Feb 07, 2010

That and its personally tailor made for them

163. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

Apple stole the iPhone 4 design from Garmin, after it won an award for it! Look familiar? http://www.alldesignawards.com/garmin-nuvi-3790t-mobile-gps-satellite-navigation-device/

164. NeXoS

Posts: 292; Member since: May 03, 2011

3. tkvdog

Posts: 46; Member since: Apr 11, 2012


20. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

tkvdog, that is a sexist comment and makes you come across as a misogynist. And there's nothing funny about coming across as a misogynist.

28. dsDoan

Posts: 235; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

Do you even know the definition of misogynist? You're using that term incorrectly.

155. metoyou

Posts: 279; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Best comment of them all

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