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Why do women prefer using the iPhone over other smartphones?

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Jul 2012, 14:37

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...

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posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:52 5

51. SleepingOz (unregistered)

I may agree, the iphone 4 was sexy 2 years ago but now, it's boring and outdated.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 16:06 4

55. JessJess (unregistered)

Apparently not since its still popular and selling so well...

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 17:56 5

80. JC557 (Posts: 1789; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)

Due to hipsters such as yourself.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:02

23. Jayray78 (Posts: 13; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)

Can I point out the obvious that #3 conflicts with #5. How would anyone know its a pretty piece of hardware when you put it in those hideous cases?

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:07

27. poojaroy (Posts: 52; Member since: 29 Apr 2012)

yaa bcoz its a ladies phone haaa lol

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:11 2

34. denied911 (banned) (Posts: 361; Member since: 31 May 2012)

"iPhone over other smartphones" so iphone isn't smartphone?

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:16 6

36. good2great (Posts: 1042; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

smh... reading and comprehension 101

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:37 1

43. cptbeatstix (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)

I seriously lol'd at that.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:57 1

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

If I said I prefer a Ford Mustang over other cars, does that mean a Mustang isn't a car?

posted on 27 Jul 2012, 10:05

151. Denovana (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Jul 2012)

I thought a Mustang is a horse :D

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:14 1

35. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)

i think because they dont know about others

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:16 4

37. ajac09 (Posts: 1482; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)

because iphones are easier to understand and of course its a status symbol as well. Women want what all there friends have.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 16:22 4

61. SugarShockFrantic (Posts: 73; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

u statement can only be true for WEAK women / REAL women have a thought process of their own

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:19 1

39. Aeires (unregistered)

Must be a slow news day.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:38 4

44. wsucoug13 (Posts: 164; Member since: 04 May 2012)

I find it funny when I ask people why they want or why they purchased an iPhone and it always comes back to everyone else having one or they look cool. Can't imagine spending that much money on something as important as a phone that I know nothing about. People are dumb!!

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:44 5

46. aokde (Posts: 186; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)

lol my mother hates the iphone! she now has a SONY XPERIA S :D

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 19:15 1

91. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

same here my mum had an iphone 4 and she now has a samsung galaxy note and she loves it. she hates the small screen on the iphone

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 03:08 1

121. mrbtree (Posts: 59; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)

how can i get a thumbs down for my mothers opinion, stupid if@gs

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 15:46 5

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

I can understand everything except the last one. The iPhone looked good when it first came out, but it is no longer anywhere near the top of my list when I picture today's best looking phones.

It's a dated boring design.

(From a man's perspective, that is)

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 16:08 2

57. JessJess (unregistered)

Can you give me an example of a non 'dated and boring design'? Just for comparisons sake (from a mans perspective that is).

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 16:27 5

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

The Lumia 900, Galaxy S III, and HTC's One series phones have new designs, noticeably altered from their precursors. Each iPhone, so far, appears nearly identical to the original 2007 model.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 17:04 2

67. JessJess (unregistered)

You mean other than the fact that smartphones these days are basically a screen, with buttons below?

And the Galaxy S3? Really? All they did was round its corners and shave off its arse at the bottom. So radical. I will give you the Lumia though. That was a very styish looking phone.

Oh and what you are saying btw is that:http://tinyurl.com/6mb4c82 is not a significant enough advancement fromhttp://tinyurl.com/c64xx47. Yethttp://tinyurl.com/c4j58hw is fromhttp://tinyurl.com/cqkrthu ?

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 17:34 4

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

I won't argue your first statement, because I don't disagree.

Regarding old vs new aesthetics; yes. That is exactly what I am saying.

Hold an iPhone (2007) in your left hand, then hold an iPhone 4s in your right hand.

Now hold a Galaxy S in your left hand, and hold a Galaxy S III in your right hand.

You will notice a much greater stride in aesthetic evolution between the two Galaxies, than the two iPhones.


The only noticeable design change with the iPhone is that it's getting shinier.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 19:22 2

92. JessJess (unregistered)

And the most noticeable thing about the Galaxy is that the screen is getting bigger.... I'm sorry I do not see how bigger screen translates to a 'greater stride in aesthetic evolution'. Another point is that the most noticeable change on the iPhone is NEVER the front of the device (that wont change for obvious reasons) and the iPhone pictures focus on that. Spin both around and lets take a look...

But I guess we will just have to agree to disagree.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 20:27 2

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

Why wouldn't the face of the iPhone change? It's been the same for almost 6 years, through 5 different models. Apple's pulling a RIM, refusing to adapt in order to keep its "iconic look," and we can see how that worked out.

The screen is one change for the Galaxy. As you pointed out the rounded corners and smaller bezel are another. The button was altered. These are small changes, but they are changes, and considering that it is one of the best selling electronic devices ever, they weren't too bad of changes.

It doesn't take drastic changes, but something would be nice. If not the face, what are the most noticeable design changes throughout the iPhones?

What about the iPhone design is not dated?

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 09:34 1

129. JessJess (unregistered)

The most noticeable changes for the iPhone are the materials and exterior (rear and side) design. The antenna design for example is part of the phones housing and is on display. The rear of the device I glass not plastic (iPhone 2007).

Glass and aluminium are dated? Ok. Is 2012 the year of plastic then? Im pretty sure clean minimal designs are still trendy and appealing. What's the S3 if not minimal and cleanly designed?

The front of the device won't change for obvious reasons. The reason you agreed with.... the iPhone is a touch screen device what are they going to do with that? Make the screen round? The home button is the most iconic thing about the iPhone and that remains and appears on the iPad too. It's not likely to go, it optimises the iPhone as simple to use - and even Samsung liked the idea of one button so much they added one to their galaxy (notice the other buttons are hidden).

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 12:43

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

There's nothing wrong with clean and minimalistic, but a nearly identical layout model after model, year after year is getting old and boring.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 18:36 3

88. cptbeatstix (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)

Not to be rude here. But th SGS3 had more than just a facelift. Camera improvements, RAM increase, Screen size increase. I could go on. Btw, shouldn't you be cleaning or making sammichs? Come back when you know more on the tech side instead of the "Looks" of the phone. I think someone stated something about women care more about the looks than the performance lol.

posted on 24 Jul 2012, 19:07 1

90. JessJess (unregistered)

This had nothing to do with the internals. Learn to read please. dsDoan commented specifically on the DESIGN.

If you want to play that game, the iPhone has had increases in camera, ram, CPU as well. So?

Not only is your comment totally irreverent, it makes you look like a moron (shouldn't I be cleaning...really?).

posted on 25 Jul 2012, 10:08 1

130. cptbeatstix (Posts: 101; Member since: 19 Jul 2012)

Yeah, I wasn't paying attention to the conversation being just on design. But, the iPhone's ram and processor are laughable at best.

Don't get so worked up, it's just a phone, not a choice between life and death.

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