We like a good survey here at Mobot, if only because they tend to get Jan riled up, providing endless hours of entertainment as he explains why said survey is - in fact - a load of nonsense.
This particular survey suggests that a significant fraction of iPhone owners, often thought of as smug gits, are actually crying themselves to sleep. The poor blighters.
The Good Mobile Phones survey asked 1,694 iPhone owners about their choice of phone, and a surprisingly high 22% said they regretted their purchase.
That rueful 22% breaks down as follows:
- Jealous of rival smartphones – 43%
- Battery life – 25%
- Lack of ‘buttons’ – 13%
- Difficulty using emails – 8%
- Unhappy with functionality - 5%
Fantastic. As a former iPhone 2G owner, I can attest that I often mourned the lack of buttons. Am I being sarcastic? You decide.
"Smartphone envy is something that many phone owners experience, but few will admit to, because everybody wants to believe that they own the 'best' phone on the market," blurted Mark Owen, owner of GoodMobilePhones.co.uk and one-fifth of Take That.
"I was really surprised that so many people admitted to regretting their iPhone purchase, because they are regarded by many as the best phones available.”
The survey also suggested that men are more fickle than women when it comes to smartphones, with 73% of the aforementioned 22% being male. Probably because girls are too busy thinking about make-up and shoes and that to care about phones.
via: Tech Digest