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: US only, bah
by JAlexoid on Thu 11th Oct 2012 12:14 UTC in reply to "US only, bah"
JAlexoid
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2009-05-19

Since average global income is about $7000($600 per month) iPhone is most definitely out of reach of most.

However, if you go for median income.... it blow past 3x what an median person earns per month and nears what a median person earns per year.

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RE[2]: US only, bah
by moondevil on Thu 11th Oct 2012 18:38 in reply to "RE: US only, bah"
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2005-07-08

Yes, for example in Portugal the minimum wage is around €400 before taxes.

The cheapest iPhone contract is around €389, so quite out of reach for most families.

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RE[3]: US only, bah
by ezraz on Thu 11th Oct 2012 18:44 in reply to "RE[2]: US only, bah"
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2012-06-20

Yes, for example in Portugal the minimum wage is around €400 before taxes.

The cheapest iPhone contract is around €389, so quite out of reach for most families.


interesting. in the states most people pay about $200 for the new device and then about $60/month in cell service. usually the older device is available for $100.

full time minimum wage in the states is about $1100/month before taxes, so you are correct, a cheap iPhone is accessible even to the lower wage earners in the states.

however, most android phones are free or under $100 with contract, and then you can get service plans for android cheaper than most iphone plans ($40-50/month). so android continues to be popular with people who are very price sensitive, or looking for a freebie. lot of people in the good old usa only use whatever is given to them free.

Edited 2012-10-11 18:47 UTC

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