I'm an iPhone user and not ashamed of that fact. What I am ashamed about is that a study done about iPhone users' characteristics pretty much deems us a rotten, undatable bunch. And some of the results struck a chord.
A company called Retrevo did what they call a "Gadgetology study" to gather up information about the typical iPhone user. While it's not exactly a flattering snapshot and the methodology behind the surveying process is a mystery, I'll be damned if some of the details don't hit home:
• One in three iPhone owners has texted or emailed their significant other to break up.
Yes, I'm a horrible person and have done this. I was even oh-so-sensitive and wrote "Let's make like a city in Croatia and Split." Suffice to say, it didn't go over too well.
• One in four iPhone users has broken up with their partner because that person spent too much time on their mobile device.
While I can't say that I've done this yet, it's actually a persistent fear that it'll happen to me because I'm the one who spends too much time with my phone.
• One in three iPhone owners say that, if their partner had out-of-date gadgets, it would be a turnoff.
At first I shook my head about this statistic, but then I recalled pleading with an ex that he accept a shiny, new phone as a gift because his was "so old that no one even makes apps for it." Good God, this survey is making me feel worse and worse so I'll refrain from commenting about this last statistic, but I'd suggest that some of the "adult material" might come in the form of MMS messages or email attachments, but I, ahem, I wouldn't know:
• One in five iPhone owners admits to frequently watching "adult material" on their iPhones. (Twice as many as BlackBerry owners).