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April 08, 2014

Android for people with less money; iPhone is for the rich?

Mapbox is a mapping software that shows people who tweet using an iPhone come from the rich neighborhood, while people using Android came from the less fortunate spots in America.

comparison NJ NY

The photo above shows Newark, New Jersey with lots of green dots that represent tweets coming from Android devices. Now, I haven’t been there but according to the source Newark is where the less fortunate people live. In contrast, New York where lots of yuppies and business professionals dwell are flooded with red dots, representing tweets from iPhones.

“The rich, it seems, use iPhones while the poor tweet from Androids,” remarked Business Insider.

While that may be the sad case in America, it’s a bit different here in the Philippines. Using Mapbox, you can type in a specific city and country for it to show the stats. The pictures below show the Android and iPhone users in Makati, Manila. As you can see, the dots representing both parties are somewhat even.

Android users

Andorid users in Manila.


iPhone users

iPhone users in Manila.

This just means that the users here in the Philippines are both fans of iPhones and Androids almost equally. You can even try it out for yourself and see the stats in any place of the world — there’s even a filter for BlackBerry and other users so it’s pretty cool to check it out.



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69 Responses to “Android for people with less money; iPhone is for the rich?”

  1. Kri
    Twitter: KrianOrbito

    Lahat naman ng OS may kanya-kanyang advantages at disadvantages. Have tried all OS mapa BlackBerry, Windows, iOS at Android. Pero, at the end of the day, kung saan ka mas hiyang at comportable dapat duon ka. Kaya ako anu’t ano pa man ang nagamit ko bumabalik pa din ako sa BlackBerry. Happy & Satisfied with my BlackBerry Q10

  2. wew says:

    sabe na eh magkakaroon n naman ng ganitong argument lol hahaha ung mga nakikipagaway jan halatang mababaw utak nyo kanyakanyang preference yan. d ibig sabihin customizable ang android,mas maganda na.may disadvantage at advantage yan.di porket simple lng ang iphone at may pagkarestrictive,mas pangit na.may disadvantage at advantage yan. wag isip bata,alm nyong parehong may maganda at pangit sa dalawa kahit ano pang sabihin nyo.

    • archie says:

      I agree with what you said. Nasa tao pa rin kung ano ang mas preferred OS niya. I think hardcore fanboys of any OS should stop nonsense debates.

  3. drake says:

    Not true.

  4. rape says:

    Lagi ako napapaisip kapag may mga ganitong android vs iphone na debate eh hindi pwedeng mawala yung ganitong comment from iphone users na

    “Wala lang kasing pambili blah. blah..”

    Seriously? yun lang lagi nyong argument?

    I’m an android user and also tried IOS and if papipiliin ako, in a heartbeat I will choose Android.

    Android kasi mas user friendly sya, pwede ko sya saksak sa ibang PC na hindi mawawala mga music files ko, pwede ako mag bluetooth ng kahit anong files, kapag bumili akong android di ko na kelangang saksak sa PC at magdownload ng punyetang itunes na yan.

  5. heptix says:

    Old na po yung “may pambili ba kayo?” statement na yan. Pantay na yung prices ng flagship ng androids at iphone 5s if you check tech blogs and stores frequently. May mga switchers na rin ako nakikita from iOS to Android dahil siguro nakikita na nila yung laki ng improvement ng middle to high-end android phones. Ako, primary phone = android, iOS = tablet. Mas functional pa rin kasi yung former.

  6. CuriousShopper says:

    so what kung gusto ng iphone users less specs but pricy item… so what kung gusto ng smart-android user ang spec-d but affordable item???

    it always goes down with preference.

  7. Easy E says:

    I have ip5 and nexus5. I’m rich and poor at the same time LOL. Ang ganda ng usapan, popcorn pa! Haha

  8. Ex-Alodian Knight says:

    I tried joining the iCult, but when they asked me for my credit card or if I had a credit card, I was pushed aside.

    Hence, I wasn’t part of the iCult.

  9. Jax says:

    Even if I’m a millionaire I’d still stick with the best Android device instead of an iPhone.

  10. gg says:

    Android pang practical, iOS para sa mayaman at trying hard. Hahahaha!

    • gg says:

      Android pang techy, iOS pang call,text,social networking, etc
      Note: i have both os, just my obervation. Peace :)

    • hh says:

      Naka android lang techie na agad? Define techie pls!

    • Alphere says:


      Yung tipong kaya mong baklasin ang source code ng android at lagyan mo ng sarili mong customization kasi open source unlike iOS.

    • Hh says:

      You do not need to be tech savvy to do that. Basta marunong kang magbasa ng instruction on how to use the software tools to access the root folder magagawa mo yan. The instructions are specific. It’s not like you are creating a new script or application to do that. How is that different with the non-techie people based from your definition?

  11. Patrick says:

    This is a troll article. I’d buy an iphone if it had a big hd screen and an android OS.

  12. anokamo says:

    iPhone is for people who pretend to be rich.

  13. aze says:

    i know lots of iphone users that are broke and has money loans from me lol, im an android user,

  14. Chris says:

    Haha :) Nice article – this is not true. I lived for a long time in Vietnam, and the split between android and IOS is at least 50 – 50 :)

    cheers chris

  15. jefdev says:

    From my perspective, this is how Professor X sees the humans and mutants from his supercomputer Cerebro.

  16. Tetik says:

    Ganito lang yan: Toyota vs. Crispa, Coke o Pepsi, Asado o Bola-bola, McDo o Jollibee, Intel vs. AMD, Canon or Nikon and it never ends.

    Just one word : PREFERENCE

  17. Alphere says:

    Dapat pinag compare yung High end android vs iphone, syempre madami sa android yung mga lowend pero hindi din maafford ng poor ang mga high end na android.

  18. Alphere says:

    How about Windows Phone, para naman sa mga middle class?

  19. Summer says:

    I like iPhone too, but the tubong lugaw principle.

  20. wiwi says:

    nagdeabte pa kayo eh ang pinoy naman kasi pag magnda phone feeling bigtime na …sa totoo naman magnda nga phone ni magdownload nga ng simple hndi alam.. masabi lang maporma at mukhang may pera …MAPAGPANGGAP lang … pare pareho lang ang phone for communication not for PORMA lang.. maiphone man or android yan..

  21. a says:

    alam niyo asa user pa rin yan eeh

    kung android or apple user ka nga pero hindi mo naman nagagamit lahat ng features wala din..

    pero kung ako papipiliin android pa din ako kahit anong mangyari kahit hindi smooth mas madami kayang gawin ..

    para saakin lang binabayaran ng apple user yung logo lang napansin ko sa apple user iniingatan yung logo ng apple pati case may butas para malaman ng lahat na apple ang gamit nila hahaha

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