Phones Android for men and iPhone for women

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  1. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    I can't help but notice that more females carry iPhone and men seem to carry android. So has the iPhone become feminine? Is android more masculine?
     
  2. pivo6 macrumors 68000

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    Really? It's 2013 and your assigning gender to inanimate objects?

    Don't you have something better to do?
     
  3. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    There are less women in tech, and there are less women who are tech savvy for the most part, unless you're a creative, gamer, etc.

    But I am a woman, and I like my Android phone. ;) It's not masculine at all.
     
  4. Breaking Good macrumors 6502a

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    I have not noticed this. I see plenty of women carrying Android smartphones.
     
  5. ucfgrad93 macrumors P6

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    So do I.
     
  6. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    I've been noticing the very same pattern. Especially soccer moms & older ladies that can "buy the bling" like gold & jewel encrusted cases. Hello Kitty cases for the younger gals and the bejeweled charms that they hang off the various rather gaudy cases.

    It seems that older seniors too, both men & women are made to feel younger & cool when being seen clutching an iPhone.

    Many of which can barely understand only the minimum of features and end up using it as the did their dumb phones. I've even heard them joke about having their adult kids set the phone up & give them training on the basics.

    Apples overwhelmingly powerful marketing proves all a product needs is the Apple logo and people will buy it even though they don't understand it.

    Finally there's the tiny demure size of an iPhone that appleals to women, and that's nothing to overlook. Apples insistence on retaining the small somewhat dainty size of iPhones has been a powerful weapon in their quest for universal adoption. Lots of small men have small hands, they're part of the army that insists one handed operation is a crucial measure of its success.

    Apple's marketing genius has served them well.
     
  7. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    Most women I know actually have either Android phones or BlackBerries. Only one has an iPhone.

    Who cares anyway? If you have to use a certain phone to feel "manly" that's just pathetic. It's almost as bad as guys who think white phones are "feminine" :rolleyes:
     
  8. Nand macrumors regular

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    The marketing works great....
     
  9. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    One thing I noticed is ........ I see plenty of women with the S3 and S4 with the flip cover on it. I haven't seen one guy who uses the flip cover. My mother also uses the flip cover on the Note 2. Gotta be something that attracts women to flip covers. LOL
     
  10. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Asian females love their white Samsung phones with bright flip covers :)
     
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    Nice way to racially stereotype....




    Seriously this thread is a giant facepalm.

    Almost as bad as the masagonistic press conference Samsung put on for the launch of the S4..

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    Yep. Now if it was a big rubber dildo fair enough.....
     
  12. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Lol, not really. Just what I've noticed around here. In all the Samsungs, the guys love their non-white phone and the girls love their white phones. If they're Asian, they're almost always white with a lime green/baby blue/orange flop cover.
     
  13. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    I believe the word you're looking for is misogynistic. Which I don't think Samsung's launch thing was. It was just stupid, same as this thread.
     
  14. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Curse you my spellchecker ;) :p

    Oh I thought the portrait of women in the S4 was awful and agree with both Molly Woods article and Gruber's response to her article

    http://daringfireball.net/linked/2013/03/15/samsung-sexist

    Thank god Samsung haven't carried on the same way promoting the S4 since that event.
     
  15. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    My wife greatly preferred her HTC EVO over the iPhone for awhile. She was pretty big on android for a bit. Now she likes her 4S more.
     
  16. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    What they're missing is that the males in that presentation were just as utterly ridiculous and cringeworthy as the females. The whole thing was full of over-exaggerated stereotypes and overall awful presentation. It's not like they made the guys all serious and smart while the women were stupid. Everyone in that crappy event was stupid.
     
  17. MRU macrumors demi-god

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    Yeah but men are stupid ;)

    only a man could create a thread like this for example :p
     
  18. throAU macrumors 601

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    I know plenty of girls with android.

    IMHO it is:

    - iphone for people who want a phone, email and calendar plus a bunch of apps that just work
    - android for those with an irrational hatred of apple or who want to spend a heap of time tweaking their phone "just because".

    I'm in my mid thirties, I did the "spend heaps of time tweaking linux just because" in my late teens and twenties.

    iOS does what I want without me having to screw around with it. No it doesn't do everything an android phone can do with some third party app, but the apps are all vetted and I basically don't have to concern myself with any of it. I do network security for a living at work. I *could* quite easily live with an android phone and go through all the tweaks to make it "awesome" or whatever, but I just am simply not interested. I have better things to do with my time.

    They are both tools used to do a job. If the device does the job, i don't want to be wasting any time on tweaking it. For me, iOS does the job.
     
  19. Technarchy macrumors 603

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    I think the event was beyond "utterly ridiculous and cringe worthy", but sexist? I wouldn't go that far.

    A throw back to old school Leonard Bernstein, or Rodgers and Hammerstein maybe. But not sexist.
     
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    Yes but you do have that small Huawei ...... Jus sayin :p
     
  21. lbhskier37 macrumors member

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    Most men I see have iPhones. That's because they aren't techy kids, they have jobs in business, sales, or engineering. No IS department I know of will let an android phone on their network. Also 30+ year olds in general have more to worry about than whether or not their phone OS let's them chose a default web browser or keyboard. They just use what works out of the box and is consistent.
     
  22. appleisking macrumors 6502a

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    Your paradigm doesn't exist anymore. The modern android system is much more polished and requires far less tweaking than it did before. To be perfectly honest, I see little benefit to ios over android, there's just nothing that compels me to stick to ios particularly in a phone (android hasn't gotten there for tablets). At this point it's just up to os familiarity and personal preference (what do you need in a phone, etc.).
     
  23. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    I always find this to be a lazy analysis. The subset of people on this forum does not represent the majority user and I would venture to say that there are probably more run-of--the-mill android users than there are tech die hards such as ourselves. This foolishness that iOS "just works" is old and redundant. Android is every bit as simplistic and "just works" in the same fashion that your most basic user would require it to.

    Calendar - check . Phone - check . Email - check. Apps that work - gee golly check.

    What do ya know, here's iOS's version of tapatalk on my 4s that doesn't just work. Hmmm

    Next to the arrow should be "PEOPLE"

    ImageUploadedByTapatalk1374636361.200603.jpg
     
  24. Jessica Lares macrumors G3

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    And our dev team is a bunch of guys, lol.
     
  25. taedouni macrumors 65816

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    The stereotype is that women know little about technology. It's also that women tend to not take care of their products (electronic devices). So it would make sense for a woman to get a cheaper phone that's plastic.

    In reality it's just a personal preference.
     

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