Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 20:41 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Does Android skew towards a younger demographic? The numbers might surprise you. According to comScore, 52.4% of all Android users are aged 35 years or older. That is five percentage points higher than the iPhone. Near 55% Android tablets users are also older than 35." How is this surprising? Younger people tend to be more brand-conscious, and there's no denying that the iPhone is still perceived as cooler than Android phones. Also note that the cited figures are for the US, Apple's strong home market. I think the figures will look very different for Europe.
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RE[4]: Umm... Duh?
by jared_wilkes on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Umm... Duh?"
jared_wilkes
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2011-04-25

Which is market share data, not demographic data for each individual platform.

You could have a country with 10 billion Android users and 5 iPhone users and the demographic data could still skew younger for the iPhone.

The % of young users of the iPhone doesn't decrease the more Android users there are; it would decrease if there are more older iPhone users.

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RE[5]: Umm... Duh?
by Thom_Holwerda on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:25 in reply to "RE[4]: Umm... Duh?"
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

Of course it's different - but that doesn't mean the two don't affect each other. You can be pretty sure that if there are way more Android users than iPhone users, that young people will have less of a predisposition towards the iPhone as well.

Your hypothetical is not impossible - just far less likely.

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RE[6]: Umm... Duh?
by jared_wilkes on Wed 10th Oct 2012 22:29 in reply to "RE[5]: Umm... Duh?"
jared_wilkes Member since:
2011-04-25

You can be pretty sure that if there are way more Android users than iPhone users, that young people will have less of a predisposition towards the iPhone as well.



There is absolutely zero certainty of that, actually.... or rather, it would have zero impact on the demographics on those who do use iPhones (if they are predisposed to not choose iPhone, and don't, they don't measure in the iPhone demographics) so it has no import to the topic.

For your argument to follow and bear on the issue of demographic makeup, you would have to argue that in countries where people prefer Android to iPhone, those who still choose to prefer the iPhone will be necessarily older on average than in America.

I see no logic or support to that claim whatsoever.

Edited 2012-10-10 22:33 UTC

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