More Rich People Get iPhones

The iPhone 3G ... more of a work horse and less of a show pony.

If you’re the type who really go crazy status symbols then you’d really need to get an iPhone if you haven’t already. A new study has shown that people who are rich prefer the iPhone over other mobile phones.

The research was conducted by The Luxury Institute. The study involved studying the app usage of people who earn a minimum of $150,000 a year. They discovered that 45 percent of those who were observed use an iPhone. This is followed by people who use an Android smartphone (35 percent). This is a big difference in numbers when it comes to market share. Android already enjoys a market share of 50 percent, while the iOS has 30 percent of the market.

The study also revealed that those who are well off would often download more – with 80 percent having downloaded apps. They also tend to pay for apps that they want. The study also revealed that those who are wealthy do not download a lot of games. But then this could because the average age of the people who participated in the study is 52 years.

The Luxury Institute contacted 603 people with an  average income of $295,000 and have a net worth of $2.8 million for this study.

Will you buy an iPhone for the sole purpose of showing off and making people believe that you are wealthy?

Comments

  1. jeffrey75 says

    I am wealthy.

    So I have an old Nokia phone to show that I’m so wealthy I don’t even have to demonstrate it

  2. Kiljoy616 says

    Its not about status anything. I for one don’t have time to play with my phone I need it to be secure and usable for what I need it. Simplicity is the king of making money from other endeavors. Playing all day with my phone to get it perfect is a waste of my time when my money and great salary comes from Cisco systems and not using an iPhone or iPad.

  3. dl. says

    I am not wealthy, I saved my money. You don’t have to be rich to buy what you want. It’s not for status or $$$$ it’s because it’s the best phone for me. I love it. Thank You.

  4. stupid says

    This has got to be the dumbest article. Ever. I have an iPhone and I am a Firefighter. I am not rich. I have one because I like it. Way to give the iPhone a bad name. Tards.

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