iPhone popular among young and old

iPhone popular among young and old
It might seem that the average iPhone user is a young, tech-minded person who uses features like SMS and mobile Safari to stay in touch with friends or surf the social networking sites. When not staying in touch with his buds, you would assume that the typical user is checking out the App Store, looking for games or other fun downloads. But a new survey done by Nielsen Wire shoots down the stereotype of the typical user of Apple's touchscreen device.

According to Nielsen, the number of users in the 13.-24 age group nearly equals the number of users age 55 or over. While 18% of those using the iPhone fall into the former bracket, 17% belong to the latter age group. Equally surprising is that the largest number of users, with 36% of the total, can be found in the 35 to 54 year old range.

Other interesting stats show that 88% of the handset's owners use the internet, 75% download apps, 72% use location-based services and 37% watch video. And iPhone users are also more well off than the average cellphone owner as 40% have annual income of $100,000 or more vs. 19% for the average mobile phone owner. So if you own an iPhone, odds are that you are doing well, even in the current economy.

source: mocoNews via Mobileburn

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5 Comments

1. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

So are they saying any phone over 200 dollars that odds are you are rich? i don't really agree with that, a lot of average people buy the iphone. 40% seems a bit steep.

2. *HOVA*

Posts: 564; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Yea this is retarded. There's plenty of phones for $200 and a few for even more, what the hell does it have to do with income??

3. The Doc

Posts: 122; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

Completely irrelevant. The survey probably surveyed 10 people from Apple's corporate office...

4. legionsreturn unregistered

Its pa, whatd you expect?

5. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

PA didn't do the survey, Nielsen did, so any complaining should be directed towards them. Although this survey is completely asinine, and I think The Doc is 100% right. There's no way any survey is accurate, because they always seem to choose like 1,000 people, or 10,000 people, even though the population of America is almost 305 million. PS - The article should've ended, "100% of iPhone owners polled were found to be stupid." That would've ruffled some feathers... Or at least would've made that poll worth paying attention to.

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