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Why do women prefer using the iPhone over other smartphones?

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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:

I use Android, but I do think the iPhone is a sexy piece of tech. Perhaps it's like stilettos, they usually feel terrible on our feet, but we have to get those.

The iPhone is for people who hate or don't care about technology, and android is for people who love technology. Everything after that is 100% a social construct.

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.

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posted on 24 Jul 2012, 14:40 94

1. Jay_F (Posts: 236; Member since: 29 Nov 2011)

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

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 14:52 48

7. redrooster13 (Posts: 110; Member since: 20 Feb 2012)

That my friend is the correct answer!

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 14:52 39

8. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

Agree, because iPhone is pop icon...

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 14:59 9

13. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 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.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:01 9

21. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

"...pop icon gaining traction over the years?"

You think so ? :)

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:24 6

40. Tux4g63 (Posts: 121; Member since: 21 Oct 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

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 02:51 3

119. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 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.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:27 5

41. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 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?

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 21:36

161. dmckay12 (Posts: 243; Member since: 25 Feb 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.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:38 8

45. SleepingOz (unregistered)

Oh man, please go back to your stilletos.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 16:12 2

58. SEUL8TR (banned) (Posts: 30; Member since: 24 Jul 2012)


posted on 24 Jul 2012, 16:59 15

66. JGuinan007 (Posts: 692; Member since: 19 May 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

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 18:06 5

82. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)

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

posted on 30 Jul 2012, 04:55

162. suryatejasun (Posts: 2; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)

Playing some silly games

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 20:42 9

96. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 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.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 21:04 5

101. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 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.....

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 09:02

128. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 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

posted on 11 Aug 2012, 19:47

172. cheetah2k (Posts: 1759; Member since: 16 Jan 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.

posted on 26 Jul 2012, 23:29 2

149. Nikonmorous (Posts: 16; Member since: 16 Oct 2011)

Because women do things correctly the first time.

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 22:55 2

157. shreyans94 (Posts: 3; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)

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

posted on 28 Jul 2012, 01:55

159. Darkerm (Posts: 319; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)

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

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:39

171. viper1983 (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

Yeah, because they are exotic and rare.

posted on 10 Aug 2012, 11:36

170. viper1983 (Posts: 36; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)

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

posted on 29 Jul 2012, 03:49

160. archangel9 (Posts: 233; Member since: 07 Feb 2010)

That and its personally tailor made for them

posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:13 1

163. NeXoS (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Apple stole the iPhone 4 design from Garmin, after it won an award for it!

Look familiar?


posted on 31 Jul 2012, 09:14 1

164. NeXoS (Posts: 292; Member since: 03 May 2011)

Apple stole the i4 design from Garmin, look familiar?


posted on 24 Jul 2012, 14:46 17

3. tkvdog (Posts: 46; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:01 2

20. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 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.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:07 11

28. dsDoan (Posts: 234; Member since: 28 Dec 2011)

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

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 15:56 1

155. metoyou (Posts: 279; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Best comment of them all

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