Majority of iPhone Owners Would Pull Device Out of Public Toilet

Perhaps the mobile industry should set up an addict hotline for smartphone owners.

One in five is addicted to their devices, according to a research study of roughly 800 people, conducted by Crowd Science.

Mountain View, Calif.-based Crowd Science found that 26 percent of iPhone users are addicts while only 13 percent of BlackBerry owners are obsessed with their gadget.

Most iPhone owners (65 percent) are so enamored with their smartphone that they are willing to fish it out of a public toilet.  Only 49 percent of BlackBerry owners were willing to take the plunge.

The study also revealed that individuals between the ages of 30 and 49 are the heaviest users of smartphone features while respondents who are at least 50 years old use fewer features, specifically text messaging, games and social media. Older folks also use features less often, the study found.

Despite Americans increasing reliance on technology to communicate, most people appear to still prefer the old-school methods of communication when dumping a significant other.

A whopping 89 percent of smartphone users believe it is taboo to break up with someone through a text message, the study found.


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