Most iOS fans might like to think that iPhone owners are more intelligent than users of Samsung-, HTC-, and RIM-manufactured handsets, but is this really the case? The answer is indeed “yes,” if a recent research report is to be believed.
The news comes from the Daily Mail, which explains that the British bookmaker Ladbrokes designed an online test that aimed to measure participants’ intelligence levels. More than 1,000 smartphone users took part in the investigation; iPhone owners provided correct answers in shorter times, while BlackBerry users took the longest to answer questions provided.
As the original article explains:
The Test of Wits is made up of seven brainteasers designed to test problem solving skills, pattern recognition and code cracking.
Each question has four possible answers and a participant has to select the correct answer before moving onto the next teaser.
Example questions include: How many 9s are there between 1 and 100: a) 19 b) 20 c) 9 d) 1 e) 14.
Another is how many months have 28 days: a) 1 b) 12 c) 24 d) 10. Each user is asked to select their make of handset before completing the test, and a timer in the top right-hand corner records their speed.
The amount of time taken for different smartphone owners to answer these questions is as follows: Apple (94 seconds), Google (99 seconds), Samsung (103 seconds), HTC (105 seconds), Nokia (109 seconds), and BlackBerry (118 seconds).
Of course, this isn’t the first iPhone-related user survey we’ve heard of. In the past, similar research has claimed that users of Apple’s smartphone generally have more cash (but are in more debt), are more interested in finding a partner who owns up-to-date gadgets, are more loyal, are sometimes disillusioned, are less sociable, and have more sex than users of Google’s Android, RIM’s BlackBerry, and Microsoft’s Windows Phone.
Now, you can add a new one to the list: it seems that we’re also smarter, too.
Do you agree with the results, or do you tend to take surveys such as this one with a grain of salt? To have a try at the aforementioned online test yourself, click this link.
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