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Smarter people use iPhones - study

By Strategist follow Strategist   2015 Jan 22, 8:54am 34,752 views   108 comments   watch   nsfw   quote   share    


http://money.cnn.com/2015/01/22/technology/mobile/iphone-smart-study/index.html

Are you an iPhone user? Congratulations! You're probably smarter than the Android owner sitting next to you.

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69   BlueSardine   ignore (3)   2015 Jan 22, 3:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I wonder if apple has a violent old testament. Did gates and jobs ever reach fisticuffs?

Strategist says

That's awesome. We finally have a religion that actually works. :)

70   Bigsby   ignore (10)   2015 Jan 22, 3:12pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says

There are technologies that truly advanced the computing industry, and that industry includes portable music players, smart phones, the Internet, etc. When people advance technology, I respect that.

Have Apple claimed that as I don't know? They, from my experience of their marketing, seem to claim that their products are the ones that just work the best (or some variation along that line). I'd argue that with the ipod, iphone and ipad that there has been some truth to that, and once you are used to it/invested a lot of money in the software, it becomes more difficult to switch. I had an off contract iphone 3g for a long time, and switched to the G3. If I had been rolling over a 2 year contract, then I'd probably still be using an iphone. I'm sure many just keep buying the newer shiny version of what they are used to without too much consideration of the tech let alone the original inventors.

71   Heraclitusstudent   ignore (2)   2015 Jan 22, 3:21pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Bigsby says

1. It's overly large for its 2 screen sizes.

2. It's overpriced especially for the increased memory.

3. It should have more ram.

4. I like micro sd slots.

5. I like being able to swap batteries.

6. People who have used the current os can add some stuff about the software, but it seemed poor for multi tasking...

Typically smart people don't care about these things because:
1 - well... the size is perfect
2 - smart people don't care because they have buying power
3 - smart people have more important things to think about than RAM as long as it works well - which it does
4 - smart people know how to exchange files over the air.
5 - smart people don't care because they buy a new phone every 2 years.
6 - smart people focus on important things and don't lose time playing tricks with their phones

72   Peter P   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 22, 3:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

SoftShell says

I wonder if apple has a violent old testament. Did gates and jobs ever reach fisticuffs?

Have you watched Pirates of Silicon Valley? Epic stuff.

73   Peter P   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 22, 3:26pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Bill Gates has the last laugh because he is still ALIVE.

74   Peter P   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 22, 3:28pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says

Bigsby says

1. It's overly large for its 2 screen sizes.

2. It's overpriced especially for the increased memory.

3. It should have more ram.

4. I like micro sd slots.

5. I like being able to swap batteries.

6. People who have used the current os can add some stuff about the software, but it seemed poor for multi tasking...

Typically smart people don't care about these things because:

1 - well... the size is perfect

2 - smart people don't care because they have buying power

3 - smart people have more important things to think about than RAM as long as it works well - which it does

4 - smart people know how to exchange files over the air.

5 - smart people don't care because they buy a new phone every 2 years.

6 - smart people focus on important things and don't lose time playing tricks with their phones

Smart people also don't care about battery life because they can simply snatch someone's Android device when their iPhones run out of juice.

This is what my wife does. :-)

75   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2015 Jan 22, 3:31pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Bigsby says

Dan8267 says

But hey, prove me wrong. Name at least ten seriously bad things about the iPhone.

I'll mention a few...

Failure, both in number and seriousness. If that's the best you can do, you're hardly being objective. I've can name more important problems that are common to both Android and iPhones.

Here's an example. Horrendous Apple 'Keylogger' Flaw Lets Hackers See Everything You Do On Your iPhone. Key loggers have been installed by OEMs on both iPhones and Android devices. And since both run Unix as the OS, often it's the same spyware.

Now if having your banking and personal photos compromised isn't a big deal to you then I could understand how you overlooked this. But really, are you seriously looking at your iPhone objectively if your top complaints are the ones above?

76   Strategist   ignore (2)   2015 Jan 22, 3:33pm     ↓ dislike (3)   quote   flag        

Heraclitusstudent says

Bigsby says

1. It's overly large for its 2 screen sizes.


2. It's overpriced especially for the increased memory.


3. It should have more ram.


4. I like micro sd slots.


5. I like being able to swap batteries.


6. People who have used the current os can add some stuff about the software, but it seemed poor for multi tasking...

Heraclitusstudent says

Typically smart people don't care about these things because:

1 - well... the size is perfect

2 - smart people don't care because they have buying power

3 - smart people have more important things to think about than RAM as long as it works well - which it does

4 - smart people know how to exchange files over the air.

5 - smart people don't care because they buy a new phone every 2 years.

6 - smart people focus on important things and don't lose time playing tricks with their phones

1. Looks perfect to me.
2. I would pay even more.
3. I didn't even know my iPhone had RAM. Cool. :)
4. You can do that? No one told me. :(
5. Like me. And sell the old one on E-bay.
6. Like logging on to Patnet. :)

Now I like my iPhone even more. Thanks guys.

77   Strategist   ignore (2)   2015 Jan 22, 3:35pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Peter P says

Smart people also don't care about battery life because they can simply snatch someone's Android device when their iPhones run out of juice.

This is what my wife does. :-)

Your wife is obviously smart.

78   Bigsby   ignore (10)   2015 Jan 22, 4:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says

Failure, both in number and seriousness

Good grief. I listed a few things. I said others with experience could talk about the OS. And who the fuck are you to decide what is a serious issue to someone else? Those are important to me. I didn't say they were the most important. And I numbered them not for importance but clarity before you oh-so predictably go down that line.

79   Strategist   ignore (2)   2015 Jan 22, 4:20pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

bgamall4 says

Strategist, you are an example of a wasted life.

You sound like my wife. Stop nagging. I already took out the garbage.

80   Bigsby   ignore (10)   2015 Jan 22, 4:37pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

1. Looks perfect to me.

Indeed, though the 4.7 is only a little smaller than my G3.

Strategist says

2. I would pay even more.

Though I presume you'd be happier to pay less.

Strategist says

3. I didn't even know my iPhone had RAM. Cool. :)

I guess we'll have to see after the next OS update or two, though if you don't buy unlocked phones, it's probably less of an issue.

Strategist says

5. Like me. And sell the old one on E-bay.

That would be just dandy if your locked phone was good for those of us travelling a lot.

81   Strategist   ignore (2)   2015 Jan 22, 4:54pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Bigsby says

Strategist says

5. Like me. And sell the old one on E-bay.

That would be just dandy if your locked phone was good for those of us travelling a lot.

I use AT&T. They let you unlock at no cost. I thought the newer models are already unlocked.

82   Bigsby   ignore (10)   2015 Jan 22, 4:59pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Strategist says

Bigsby says

Strategist says

5. Like me. And sell the old one on E-bay.

That would be just dandy if your locked phone was good for those of us travelling a lot.

I use AT&T. They let you unlock at no cost. I thought the newer models are already unlocked.

I thought they let you unlock after your contract was up.

83   hanera   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 22, 4:59pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

After 20 months, just call AT&T to unlock the iPhone. Officially is 24 months.

84   Bigsby   ignore (10)   2015 Jan 22, 5:03pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Dan8267 says

But hey, if you're talking return on investment, it was Google, not Apple, were you should have placed your money. Apple stock in the past decade has been shit compared to Google.

Are you talking about since 2005?

85   Bigsby   ignore (10)   2015 Jan 22, 5:05pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

hanera says

After 20 months, just call AT&T to unlock the iPhone. Officially is 24 months.

So for 20 months it is not an unlocked phone.

86   APOCALYPSEFUCKisShostikovitch   ignore (43)   2015 Jan 22, 5:29pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

All iPhone users are complete fucking assholes who suck Apple cock.

Apple is a cult of lies and distortions that did one thing right to stuff a boot up Bill Gate's ass because Bill's Windows was a pathetic piece of rat shit hammered down the throats of corporate America via a pornographic boot loader exclusion clause in MSFT's OEM contract.

OS X stays up.

Windows is a piece of shit that requires an army of MSFT-COCK-SUCKING assholes to hold together just to perform badly.

In hell, Bill Gates and his father will be skull fucked for all eternity for their crimes against humanity and SATAN!

BURN AND DIE FOREVER, YOU FUCKS!

87   hanera   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 22, 6:02pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Bigsby says

Dan8267 says

But hey, if you're talking return on investment, it was Google, not Apple, were you should have placed your money. Apple stock in the past decade has been shit compared to Google.

Are you talking about since 2005?

AAPL vs GOOGL since Google IPO AAPL up 3960%, GOOGL up 949%

AAPL vs GOOGL for a decade AAPL up 1654%, GOOGL up 471%

AAPL vs GOOGL for a year AAPL up 41.46%, GOOGL down 7.46%

Annualized Total Return from Jan 22, 1997 to Jan 21, 2015 is 33.78%, higher than Warren Buffett's. $1000 invested then would be worth $188,879.

88   Bigsby   ignore (10)   2015 Jan 22, 6:16pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

I am aware of what the prices were in Jan 2005 and the stock splits that have occurred, which is why I was curious about the claim he made.

89   Dan8267   ignore (3)   2015 Jan 22, 8:40pm     ↓ dislike (2)   quote   flag        

Bigsby says

Dan8267 says

But hey, if you're talking return on investment, it was Google, not Apple, were you should have placed your money. Apple stock in the past decade has been shit compared to Google.

Are you talking about since 2005?

Sorry, my bad. Mistyped "decades". Yeah, if you cherry pick dates, you can make just about any stock look good. But if you're not timing the market, which no one can do consistently, then comparing the growth since IPO, Google beats Apple hands down. Google's compounded annualized return since IPO is 30.15% compared to Apple's just under 17%. This was on NPR recently during the 10th anniversary of Google's IPO.

So the question is are you the type of person who thinks he can time the market. I don't even try because I figure there are too many sharks out there who do this 24/7 and have access to information way quicker than I do.

Also, for every Apple or Google there are tens if not hundreds of Pets.com. And no one has a crystal ball to see which is which. Better to buy and hold and invest steadily in a wide range of assets over a long period of time. That's the Vanguard way pioneered by John Bogle. It may not be sexy, but half of the investments in the market, by mathematical necessity, do worse than the S&P 500 and Wilshire 5000 indices, and that's before you count the various fees and commissions you pay.

90   Bigsby   ignore (10)   2015 Jan 22, 9:29pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm sorry, are you now comparing the annualized returns of an ipo in 2004 with one in 1980? What's the point of that?

91   hanera   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 22, 9:37pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Apple IPO on Dec 12, 1980. That is, 34 years 1+ months. Annualized return for 34+ years is 17.54% per year, invested $4k at IPO you would be a millionaire now, what not to like?

Google IPO on Aug 19, 2004. Would need to wait 20 years to see whether Google can achieve that kind of annualized return over 34 years. Google's market cap would have to be $9+T then.

So far, when both AAPL and GOOGL are listed. Those who have bought AAPL would make much more since Google IPO, over 10 years or over 1 year. One would need to cherry pick correctly the time window to prove otherwise.

92   hanera   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 22, 9:56pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

According to IDC, market share for Apple Mac is 7.1% worldwide and 12.7% US only. Just for reference, market share in 1997 is 3.3% worldwide and 4.4% US only.

93   FNWGMOBDVZXDNW   ignore (2)   2015 Jan 23, 4:26am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

In a related story. Smarter people who have more money prefer more expensive cars than dumber people with less money.

http://bgr.com/2014/02/18/android-iphone-price-comparison/

94   BlueSardine   ignore (3)   2015 Jan 23, 6:02am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

And dumber people who have more money prefer more expensive cars than smarter people with less money.
common denominator?

YesYNot says

In a related story. Smarter people who have more money prefer more expensive cars than dumber people with less money.

95   bob2356   ignore (4)   2015 Jan 23, 6:26am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

hanera says

Apple IPO on Dec 12, 1980. That is, 34 years 1+ months. Annualized return for 34+ years is 17.54% per year, invested $4k at IPO you would be a millionaire now, what not to like?

and how many ipo dogs where you lose your ass does one invest in for every winner like apple? apple came within an ace of going under more than once, it wasn't a smooth ride for investors by any stretch of the imigination. hindsight is always 20/20.

96   Strategist   ignore (2)   2015 Jan 23, 7:43am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

YesYNot says

In a related story. Smarter people who have more money prefer more expensive cars than dumber people with less money.

Smart people drive a Prius. :)

97   humanity   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 23, 7:48am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

I'm an android user that has been seriously thinking about switching to iphone for my next phone. It would be my first iphone.

But this "article" (or advertisement) just changed my mind.

98   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2015 Jan 23, 8:56am     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

That's an ole Elitist Liberal non news story posted at CNN.

It's a classic, why create new when the tired old crap is still warm?

99   hanera   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 23, 9:18am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

bob2356 says

hanera says

Apple IPO on Dec 12, 1980. That is, 34 years 1+ months. Annualized return for 34+ years is 17.54% per year, invested $4k at IPO you would be a millionaire now, what not to like?

and how many ipo dogs where you lose your ass does one invest in for every winner like apple? apple came within an ace of going under more than once, it wasn't a smooth ride for investors by any stretch of the imigination. hindsight is always 20/20.

Didn't buy any IPO stocks. As mentioned in previous posts, purchase AAPL between 1997-2003. Thereafter to now, selling yearly to buy RE in SV, other parts of USA and overseas.

100   hanera   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 23, 9:37am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Strategist,

Thought your OP was done in jest yet evoke so much emotional rebuttals. People are just egoistic and don't want to be labelled as foolish. True colors of bloggers come through in this thread.

101   Peter P   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 23, 9:57am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

hanera says

People are just egoistic and don't want to be labelled as foolish.

Not when they are consulting the Tarot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fool_%28Tarot_card%29

102   Strategist   ignore (2)   2015 Jan 23, 10:31am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Peter P says

hanera says

People are just egoistic and don't want to be labelled as foolish.

Not when they are consulting the Tarot.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Fool_%28Tarot_card%29

Isn't that how Nancy Reagan determined the country's foreign policy?

103   Strategist   ignore (2)   2015 Jan 23, 10:39am     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call it Crazy says

Thought your OP was done in jest yet evoke so much emotional rebuttals. People are just egoistic and don't want to be labelled as foolish.

Unless you're an iSheep...

*

Even sheep are smarter enough to know iPhones are better.

104   bob2356   ignore (4)   2015 Jan 23, 12:55pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

hanera says

As mentioned in previous posts, purchase AAPL between 1997-2003. Thereafter to now, selling yearly to buy RE in SV, other parts of USA and overseas.

You just went all in on the apple card and let the dice roll? I seriously doubt that.

105   hanera   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 23, 12:58pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

bob2356 says

hanera says

As mentioned in previous posts, purchase AAPL between 1997-2003. Thereafter to now, selling yearly to buy RE in SV, other parts of USA and overseas.

You just went all in on the apple card and let the dice roll? I seriously doubt that.

Other than primary residence, pour all savings into AAPL for once-in-a-lifetime bet on late Steve Jobs. Hard to believe but through Apple only blogs, realize there are a few of "me".

106   Tenpoundbass   ignore (15)   2015 Jan 23, 1:07pm     ↓ dislike (1)   quote   flag        

Steve Jobs is dead and so is the Apple these people keep talking about.
Apple is firmly in the Android based Galaxy/HTC/Nexus Clone business as of iPhone 6.

They really could have done great things with the Apple TV but dropped the ball on it. I don't think they will ever catch up with Sony, MS, Ruku and Google in the streaming Video service devices.

Apple is what's wrong with the Democrat party, the only smart one dies off then the whole company goes to hell.

107   hanera   ignore (0)   2015 Jan 23, 1:12pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

CaptainShuddup says

Apple is what's wrong with the Democrat party, the only smart one dies off then the whole company goes to hell.

The market didn't think so. ATH was recently set in late Nov 2014, at dividend-adjusted price of $119.75. Look at the chart, we might see a new ATH soon.

108   Strategist   ignore (2)   2015 Jan 23, 3:15pm     ↓ dislike (0)   quote   flag        

Call it Crazy says

Pope Francis: put your iPhone down and start talking

Pope Francis says families should put aside their iPhones and Twitter feeds and talk to each other

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/the-pope/11365756/Pope-Francis-put-your-iPhone-down-and-start-talking.html

See, even the Pope hates the iPhone!

You know, when my son is in the other room and I yell at him for something he won't hear. But when I text him, he responds right away because he is always listening to stuff and does not hear.
The Pope just does not realize the different ways of talking. We are talking now, even though you can't hear me.

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