It seems like everyone has an iPhone nowadays, unless they prefer Android of course (which is absolutely fine), or one of those startup phones because they’re really cool too. However, if you’re fortunate enough to own an iPhone (a new one that doesn’t have a smashed screen), then you can consider yourself rich, according to a new study.
A research published by the National Bureau of Economic Research found that 69.1% of people who own an iPhone are predictive of having a high income. The authors of the research said that the results were reached by looking at a few different elements. They measured the cultural distance between two groups as the ability to infer an individual’s group based on his or her media consumption, consumer behaviour, time use or social attitudes.
If you happen to own an iPhone, it’d then suggest that you’re potentially in the top quartile of income for your particular household. But don’t get too excited. There are a number of factors that can alter or skew the results of the research. There’s no definition for which model of iPhone this study applies to. If you have an iPhone X, then sure, you probably are loaded. Perhaps the most significant part of the study is the association of social and financial status with the Apple symbol.
But, what if you’re still preserving with an iPhone, whose battery lasts only 10 minutes? Wonder what that says about your income level? 😋