Is sex or technology better than one another? In a survey conducted by Gazelle.com, 15% of respondents to the study said they would choose a romance free weekend rather than go without their iPhones.
The survey asked 1,000 people who used the service to trade in old devices if they'd rather go without sex or iPhone for a weekend. 15% chose sex. What the?
But of course, this isn't the first time smartphone owners have admitted they would give up sex over their smartphones. In a related survey by another company, smartphones tied with intimate relationships as two things business professionals said they could not live without.
And this one might just surprise you. 4% of respondents to the Gazelle survey reported having used their iPhones while having sex. But when it came down to choosing the device over Facebook, many said they would prefer the smartphone instead:
“When asked which device or platform they would not be able to live without, a majority (65%) chose iPhone, while only a few (1%) report not being able to do without Facebook,” the press release for the survey states.
Consumers want an iPhone with a larger screen. Nearly 40% of respondents report a bigger screen is the feature they would most like to see added to the next version of the iPhone.
Thanks to iPhone, consumers have been able to reduce the number of devices they own. Nearly 70% of survey respondents report waving goodbye to their iPod or mp3 player since purchasing an iPhone. Fifty-five percent have ditched their camera, and over 40% have gotten rid of their GPS unit since buying an iPhone.
iPhone is ruining our manners and we love it anyway. More than 25% of survey respondents report that they “almost always” use their iPhone while in a social setting such as during a meal or while at a party. iPhone hasn’t just changed how we communicate and access information – it’s also completely changed live social interaction. A combined 58% of respondents say they use their iPhone in a social setting either “usually” or “occasionally,” while only 17% of respondents report using their iPhone in such a situation either “rarely” or “never.”
Think twice before you reach for a friend’s iPhone – you don’t know where it’s been. Nearly 85% of respondents report having used their iPhone while in the bathroom.
What do you think? Do you fit the bill in any of these statistics?