iPhone or Android? What your smartphone says about your personality

iPhone or Android? What your smartphone says about your personality

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The use of iPhone or Android gives away your personality in a way you never could have imagined. Until recently, I really didn’t know the difference between the two, and I believe I have the company of many others who will know the difference now.

iPhone

According to records, iPhone is a line of smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. They run Apple’s iOS mobile operating system. The first generation was released on June 29, 2007; the most recent iPhone model is the iPhone, which was unveiled at a special event on September 7, 2016.

The user interface is built around the device’s multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard. As of June 2016, Apple’s App Store contained more than 2 million applications available for the iPhone.

Apple has released ten generations of iPhone models, each accompanied by one of the ten major releases of the iOS operating system. The original 1st-generation iPhone was a GSM phone and established design precedents, such as a button placement that has persisted throughout all releases and a screen size maintained for the next four iterations.

The iPhone 3G added 3G network support, and was followed by the 3GS with improved hardware, the 44 with a metal chassis, higher display resolution and front-facing camera, and the 4S with improved hardware and the voice assistant Siri. The iPhone 5 featured a taller, 4-inch display and Apple’s newly introduced Ligthening connector. In 2013, Apple released the 5S with improved hardware and a fingerprint reader, and the lower-cost 5C, a version of the 5 with colored plastic casings instead of metal.

They were followed by the larger iPhone 6, with models featuring 4.7 and 5.5-inch displays. The iPhone 6S was introduced the following year, which featured hardware upgrades and support for pressure-sensitive touch inputs, as well as the SE—which featured hardware from the 6S but the smaller form factor of the 5S.

In 2016, Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, which add water resistance, improved system and graphics performance, a new rear dual-camera setup on the Plus model, and new color options, while removing the 3.5 mm headphone jack found on previous phones.

The iPhone’s commercial success has been credited with reshaping the smartphone industry and helping to make Apple one of the world’s most valuable publicly traded companies by 2011. The original iPhone was one of the first phones to use a design featuring a slate format with a touchscreen interface Almost all modern smartphones have replicated this style of design.

Android

An Android phone is a smartphone running on Google’s open-source Android operating system. Many different manufacturers make Android phones, including HTC, Motorola, and Samsung. All of the major cellular carriers in the U.S. offer Android phones.

Originally derived from the Linux desktop operating system, Android is a customizable platform that can look and feel very different on very different handsets.

That means that an HTC Android phone will look and operate differently from an Android phone made by Samsung. It also means that an HTC Android phone from T-Mobile won’t be exactly like an HTC Android phone that runs on Sprint’s network.

Still, all Android phones do share some common features. All of them have touch screens. Some also have hardware keyboards, but not all of them do. All come with a desktop that is made up of a certain number of screens (some Android phones have 3, others have 5, while still others have 7) that you can customize to your liking. You can populate screens with shortcuts to apps or widgets that display news headlines, search boxes, or more.

All Android phones also offer access to the Android Market, where you can download Android apps. Over150,000 apps are available in the Android Market.

Differences

Apart from their different makers, the major difference between Android and the iPhone is that with Android you get choice, while the iPhone is one uniform platform.

Experts have however observed that when deciding between an iPhone and an Android, it really comes down to whichever feels best in your hands.

Every modern smartphone does the basics: They’ve got high-speed Internet, they run apps and play movies, they take pretty good pictures and videos, they let you Snapchat silly pictures to your pals. And for the most part, every major feature on an Apple device has an equivalent feature on an Android phone, and vice versa.

What the phones say about your personality

It may sound harsh but the study says users of iPhones are more interested in their phone as a status object; while users of Android are generally more honest and also less interested in wealth and status.

The results from a survey of 530 smartphone users by Heather Shaw and her team also revealed the following differences.

iPhone users are:

Younger
More than twice as likely to be women
More likely to see their phone as a status object
More extraverted
Less concerned about owning devices favoured by most people
Android phones users are more likely to be:

Male
Older
More honest
More humble
More agreeable
Less likely to break rules for personal gain
Less interested in wealth and status
Dr David Ellis, one of the study’s authors, said: “In this study, we demonstrate for the first time that an individual’s choice of smartphone operating system can provide useful clues when it comes to predicting their personality and other individual characteristics.”

And according to Shaw, the study’s first author, “It is becoming more and more apparent that smartphones are becoming a mini digital version of the user, and many of us don’t like it when other people attempt to use our phones because it can reveal so much about us.”

She is, however, quick to add that it’s still not fair to assume anything about a person based solely on their smartphone choice. “Humans are very complex, and you can never truly understand what a person is like from one piece of information alone,” she explains.

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