Monday, April 4, 2011

Why iPhone users look rich but are usually poor

Conspicous consumption: But iPhone users are twice as likely to be overdrawn. Posed by model
Conspicous consumption: But iPhone users are twice as likely to be overdrawn. Posed by model
With their expensive gadgets, iPhone users may look well off.
Just under one in five owners of the must-have phone admit that their main bank account is always overdrawn.
This is around double the national average, with one in ten Britons admitting to being constantly in the red.
However, a total of 54 per cent of those using the rival Android phone system and half of BlackBerry owners say they are never overdrawn.
The figures were revealed in a survey which found financial status and salary can be linked to what type of smartphone you use.
Those who use an Android or BlackBerry are also more likely to earn more than those who with an iPhone.
The YouGov poll found that ten per cent of BlackBerry owners earned more than £50,000 a year, but only five per cent of iPhone users reached this salary bracket.
A total of seven per cent of Android phone owners had a salary in this range.
Just under a half of iPhone users earn less than £20,000 a year, compared with 38 per cent who own a BlackBerry and 27 per cent of Android users.
The Android has overtaken the iPhone as Britain’s most popular smartphone with 28 per cent of those polled owning one, compared with Apple’s 26 per cent.

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Only 14 per cent of the 2,000 people questioned said they used a Blackberry.
Smartphones have soared in popularity over the last year.
They allow users to browse the internet and download different apps, including one for MailOnline.
Apps are software programs that simplify tasks for users, making it quicker and easier to access web services on the move.

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