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Old 06-19-2013, 02:19 PM
 
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iPhone's in red, Blackberry's in purple, and Android's in green. Having lived in three of the cities they mapped, the red dots by far do exemplify the best neighborhoods in each of those places but hey I may be biased because I've been an iPhone user since it's launch in 2007.

Map the iPhone Users In Any City, And You Know Where the Rich Live - Emily Badger - The Atlantic Cities
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:05 PM
 
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That's because people like being told what to do. They all look the same, and work the same. You cannot even adjust the white balance before taking a picture for example (even the old flip phones allowed this). It's also only expensive right when the latest one comes out, then after a few months, it's $99 with contract.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:12 PM
 
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I don't think judging the worth of a neighborhood by its prevalence of iPhone users is fair. On the other hand, you can't totally disregard the empirical fact that 96 percent of Android users are convicted rapists.
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Old 06-19-2013, 03:50 PM
 
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I've never associated the iPhone with the upper class. Considering the 4S is now free with a 2 yr contract.
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Old 06-19-2013, 04:23 PM
 
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Interesting that there's still pockets of Blackberry users in downtown or business areas... There's a big patch in Midtown Manhattan going south. Guess the a number of the corporate office crowd is still using Blackberries(or their workplace provides them)...

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Old 06-19-2013, 04:27 PM
 
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Interesting that there's still pockets of Blackberry users in downtown or business areas... There's big patch in Midtown Manhattan going south. Guess the a number of the corporate office crowd is still using Blackberries(or their workplace provides them)...
Most companies who give their employees phones are giving blackberries so that would explain the Manhattan cluster.

I agree with that you cant judge the wealth of an area by how many people have iphones. Owning an iphone is like owning a bottle of ketchup. Virtually anyone who wants one can get one.
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Old 06-19-2013, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Upper West Side, Manhattan, NYC
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Interesting concept, although I'd make it a general smart phone type of thing, not just iPhone. There is a sort of elitism with iPhone, but Android is no less "lower class."
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Old 06-19-2013, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Albany, NY
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As one commenter suggested over on that Atlantic site, there's a much wider selection of Android phones available than there is of iPhones, and hence a greater range in possible prices. You can spend as much for an Android as for an iPhone, but you certainly don't have to do so. A Samsung Galaxy 4s vs. iPhone 5 comparison would most likely produce better data.
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Old 06-20-2013, 05:21 AM
 
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I always found it presumptuous among celebrities and media in speaking or writing that we all use i-phones given the 40% share by androids. Are they only communicating to their fellow 20%? I know it's nit-picky but I don't know of any other product situation where this holds true and it seems like an odd choice for status-seekers.
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Old 06-20-2013, 10:30 AM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC (in my mind)
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I've never associated the iPhone with the upper class. Considering the 4S is now free with a 2 yr contract.
Agreed.

In 2008 or 2009, the iPhone was associated with wealthy young professionals or teenagers with wealthy parents. Today however, everybody has a smartphone including the iPhone. My parents are about as unhip as you can get and they both have iPhones.

After Google Glass hits the market and has been out for about a year, looking at its ownership would be a better indicator.
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