Apple users appear to have a higher education level than people who use Android devices, at least according to a new study. Of course this isn’t the first study of its kind, and it probably won’t be the last. Similar studies were conducted in August 2013 and January 2014, and they both had the same result.
Of course we should point out that one thing which may skew these results just a bit is the fact that it was conducted only in the U.S., where Apple’s iPhone has a higher share than Android devices.
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Study looks at states with higher Apple sales
The Daily Mail‘s Ellie Zolfagharifard reports on the study, in which researchers discovered that Vermont and Montana have the most iPhone users in the country and also the highest percentage of college graduates. On the other end of the spectrum, Delaware, Iowa and New Mexico have the lowest percentage of iPhone users.
Unsurprisingly, wealthier states tended to have higher concentrations of Apple’s iPhone as well. The researchers who conducted the study said this metric also correlates with education level. Sales of the iPhone also appear to be linked with population density, as areas with a higher density tended to have more iPhone users than others.
Other smartphone studies
There have tended to be other trends relating to what the type of smartphone someone uses says about them. For example, a previous study conducted by Talk Talk Mobile indicated that iPhone users tend to say they’re the most attractive and often work in the media. They’re also usually the most ambitious and think their boss rates them very well highly. Additionally, they’re the most-well-traveled and spend the most money on clothes and grooming per year. They describe themselves as confident, ambitious, daring, bright and flirty.
BlackBerry users tend to earn the most money and work in industries that require high levels of security, like finance, property and healthcare. They make the most calls and send the most texts and have the most long-term relationships. BlackBerry users tend to describe themselves as being loud and bubbly.
Android users tend to be more creative and work in the culture, arts or sports industries. They’re usually the best cooks and the most polite, and they watch the most TV and drink the most alcohol. They describe themselves as creative, shy and calm.