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iPhone users 'poorer than BlackBerry users'

'One in five iPhone owners are overdrawn'

Owners of Apple iPhones may typically be perceived as well off, but that isn't necessarily the case, according to a recent poll.

As reported by the Daily Mail, a YouGov survey discovered that one in five iPhone owners are actually overdrawn.

This is apparently double the national average. And compared to owners of BlackBerry and Android-based handsets, only half of whom will admit to ever having gone into the red, iPhone owners positively look like paupers.

Ten percent of BlackBerry users earned £50,000 or more and seven percent of Android users can also claim to be in this salary bracket. However, only five percent of iPhone owners earn £50,000 or more.

Nearly 50 percent of iPhone owners earn under £20,000, compared with 38 per cent who own a BlackBerry and 27 per cent of Android users.

Of the 2,000 people questioned, just 14 percent used a BlackBerry handset, with iPhone owners accounting for 26 percent and owners of Android-based handsets 28 percent.

Surveys like this are rarely worth paying much heed to. Remember the 'iPhone owners are more attractive to the opposite sex' fiasco? And as for the Daily Mail - well, let's just say it rarely gets it right where Apple is concerned.

See also:

Mobile Advisor

BlackBerry Advisor


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