iPhone Users Are More Dishonest, Less Humble Than Android Users, Says Study; How True Is This?

By CJ Estimada , Updated Nov 24, 2016 06:33 AM EST
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A survey conducted in 2015 and 2016 by three scientists from London-based universities, reveals iPhone owners tend to be of the female sophistication, younger and are more concerned with the notion that the smartphone in their hand be looked at as a status symbol. Selecting a smartphone platform apparently tells a lot about you.

iPhone vs Android Users: Insights Into Actual Personalities & Stereotypes

The researchers found that iPhone users display lower levels of honesty and humility and are more emotional than owners of other smartphone platforms. Generally, the survey would seem to imply that iPhone users are egotistical liars who are ready to go berserk at the drop of a hat. Android users, according to the survey, are mature, more straightforward and even tempere. They are also less likely to center on money and standing and are less likely to lie and break rules for a personal advantage.

"We found that iPhone owners are more likely to be female, younger, and progressively more worried about their smartphone being viewed as a status object," said the researchers. Could Apple be all about the show? "Significant differences in character were also watched with iPhone users showing lesser levels of Honesty-Humility and greater levels of emotionality," the study adds.

iPhone vs Android Research Was Conducted On 530 People In 2015 & 2016

Researchers simply spoke to 530 people about their smartphones and their feelings. The study was initially presented in September at the British Psychological Society Social Psychology Section annual conference. It was entirely formalized and finally published recently in the Journal Cyberpsychology, Behavior and Social Networking, according to CNET.

Not everyone is going to believe that the smartphone platform they selected is a window into their soul. All the same, by the time the survey was finishing off, the researchers could tell with a 70% accuracy whether a subject being questioned was carrying an iOS or Android-powered smartphone just by the way they replied to certain questions. Do you believe your phone says something about you?

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