How old are iPhone owners?

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iPhone owners: How old are you?

  • <18

    Votes: 11 15.5%
  • 18 to 24

    Votes: 13 18.3%
  • 25 to 29

    Votes: 14 19.7%
  • 30 to 34

    Votes: 6 8.5%
  • 35 to 39

    Votes: 6 8.5%
  • 40 to 44

    Votes: 8 11.3%
  • 45 to 49

    Votes: 5 7.0%
  • 50 to 54

    Votes: 3 4.2%
  • 55 to 59

    Votes: 3 4.2%
  • 60+

    Votes: 2 2.8%

  • Total voters
    71

ccr78

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I am interested in seeing where this poll goes. I was wondering how old the average iPhone user is.
 

jbaraga

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I decided to post this after looking at many of the avatars throughout various threads and realizing that there are LOTS of young people with this device. While waiting in line last Friday, I was surprised at how many people were either buying iPhones for their VERY young kids or were young themselves.
 

jbaraga

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Thanks, Captain Obvious.

Clearly, the people who respond to this poll are people who visit this website. On the converse, people who do NOT visit this website will not respond to this poll. What's the point in qualifying it like that?
 

Alexander

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I decided to post this after looking at many of the avatars throughout various threads and realizing that there are LOTS of young people with this device. While waiting in line last Friday, I was surprised at how many people were either buying iPhones for their VERY young kids or were young themselves.
Other than the price, everything about this phone suggests a "next generation" user. Look at the average high school as to how many people have iPods, then look for the same at a corporate businesss. YouTube is clearly occupied by a younger generation IMO.

Though this phone has a calendar etc., that doesn't seem like the feature Apple is trying so "SELL".

Of course, this can be argued.
 

jbaraga

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Other than the price, everything about this phone suggests a "next generation" user. Look at the average high school as to how many people have iPods, then look for the same at a corporate businesss. YouTube is clearly occupied by a younger generation IMO.

Though this phone has a calendar etc., that doesn't seem like the feature Apple is trying so "SELL".

Of course, this can be argued.
I agree with you to a point, but what you have to realize is that Apple has introduced a device into the market with a much simpler, more intuitive user interface than we've seen on any mobile device to date. This will appeal to the less tech-saavy crowd who are intimidated by their Treos & Blackberries. A couple of the VPs at my company already bought iPhones, and they're both in their 50s. They liked them for the simplicity and ease of use.

Your point about the demograpics of iPod owners is well taken, but look at who buys most of the Treos & Blackberries - I'd wager most of them are businesss users. As Apple begins to integrate more businesss-oriented functionality (syncing with Exchange Server for contacts, calendars, task lists, etc.) into the iPhone, they'll steal a lot of businesss away from other mobile device manufacturers who have been getting away with offering sub-par products for years.
 

Ljp

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Actually I disagree on demographics to a degree. I'm 40, and almost everyone I work with has an ipod. If you work in a corporate culture that requires the use of a blackberry or treo, you very quickly get used to electronic devices like these. I think its much more based on where you are or what you do that drives the demographics more than age.
 

Alexander

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I have this whole impression from a conversation I had with my father. He is the Regional Account manager for the 3rd largest pharmaceuticals company in the world, and to call him a "businesss user" of anything would almost be an understatement.

When I first came home with the iPhone, I came to his office to show him because he had only briefly seen it in the paper. I showed him the Calendar, and he said it was "Alright". I tried showing him YouTube, but it wouldn't load, and he said "I don't care about YouTube" in almost an inpatient voice. Next I showed him the iPod, and he was impressed. However when I turned it to display the Cover Flow, he claimed "Why would anyone care about the pictures?".

Lastly, he requested to see the E-mail, what he was looking forward to. He liked the way it was easy to read and simplistic, and asked me to call one in for him. However after reading these forums further, I had to break to him the iPhone "Isn't available to corporate users yet".

I guess the previous conversation supports the wide use of the iPod theory, but limits the argument the iPhone has a large businesss audience.
 

Ljp

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My point wasn't that the iPhone has a large businesss audience. My point was that businesss users who have gotten comfortable with electronics by using treos and blackberries are more likely to buy devices such as ipods and iPhones than others in the same age range.

No, it currrently doesn't support businesss email the way a blackberry does, but back when I got my first ipod, if you were a windows user you had to use some jukebox or something program because iTunes (or whatever it was called then) was only for Apple computers. Things change. Just because it doesn't support it now doesn't mean it never will.

Also, I agree with whoever said this upthread, but iPhone frankly is much easier to use all the features of then most cellphones. I could explain this phone to my 65 year old mother in about 10 minutes and she'd be good to go. I wouldn't even attempt to explain texting on a regular cellphone to her right now.