To no one’s surprise, Piper Sandler’s biannual survey of teen tastes and trends found that Apple’s iPhone continues to reign supreme among the population, with 87 percent of teens not only responding to the survey that they own one — 88% added that they expect their next mobile device to also be an iPhone. Based on this survey of nearly 9,200 teens living in households with an average annual income of $71,000, it would appear that the iPhone will lock out Generation Z for some time to come (although, still once, it’s not too serious). A suprise).
A TikToker, meanwhile, recently decided to investigate this same mentality, albeit from a slightly different perspective: If a man has a “10” but owns an Android phone, the TikToker asked to a random group of young women: “what’s his new grade?” ?”
The full video is below, and you can probably guess how the exchange goes. His new note?
“It’s a zero.”
“It’s a zero, our photos for Instagram are going to be terrible.”
“I feel like it’s a downgrade.”
Clearly, these types of responses do not comprehensively represent what every young woman thinks about a potential partner owning an Android device rather than an iPhone. Their statements, however, are certainly indicative of a pervasive feeling among young people: that iPhones, regardless of whether they are objectively the best mobile device or not, continue to be seen as status symbols.
Personally, I think it’s completely stupid to judge someone based on the mobile device they own, but such is the world we live in. If you’re a die-hard iPhone fan, however, you’ll want to take a look at our iPhone 16 guide which offers a roundup of everything we know and continue to learn about the new iPhone models. iPhone coming in 2024, including the introduction of five models in three different iPhone categories.
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