iPhone Owners, More Shallow, Dishonest, and Conceited vs Android Users - Based on Study

So I was skimming through tech news this morning - like what I always do - and I almost spat my coffee upon reading this headline from one of my trusted international sites: 'iPhone users more dishonest, says study'.

I thought, "For real?! They can't be serious."

So I clicked on it and read the entire piece.

And yeah, apparently, the claim is based on a scientific study performed by psychology practitioners in Lancaster University and University of Lincoln in the United Kingdom, which could mean that it's true.

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To quote the researchers (source), "In comparison to Android users, we found that iPhone owners are more likely to be female, younger, and increasingly concerned about their smartphone being viewed as a status object. Key differences in personality were also observed with iPhone users displaying lower levels of Honesty–Humility and higher levels of emotionality.."

The psychologists behind the study came to this conclusion after talking to a sample of 530 people from 2015 to 2016 about their smartphones and their emotional connection to the devices.

Jumping from the statement, I would say it's clear that iPhone users are being presented as more shallow as they believe a material belonging like a smartphone can already reflect one's status in life. On top of that, having lower levels of Honesty-Humility can simply be translated as being more dishonest and conceited -- at least, in comparison to those who own an Android smartphone.

Now, I don't know about you but personally, I'm inclined to question the results of the study. Why? Well, it's simply because I know many, many iPhone users who have depth in the way they live their lives on top of being honest and humble. On the other hand, I also know many Android smartphone owners who have personalities that make me sick to my stomach; Some are even downright evil.

It's true and I bet many of you will agree with me on that.

I guess at the end of the day and in the greater scheme of things, studies like this hardly matter and can't really capture the entire picture. If you ask me, I think a gadget can never reflect its owner's depth, honesty, and humility as these are personal intangibles that are not a function of any single device or possession.

That said, one can always choose to not be shallow, dishonest, or conceited regardless of the brand of smartphone that's in his or her pocket.

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