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Will Women Defy History With iPhone Purchases?

Last week I shared video footage from the iPhone launch in San Francisco, which exposed the fact that there were very few women (in comparison to men) that stood in line for the iPhone. I think the extreme ratio points to the fact that women tend to be smarter tech shoppers and generally less interested in standing in lines just so they can say they purchased a product on its launch day. Of course that doesn't mean women won't buy the iPhone, because as Shiny Shiny points out, it is the "prettiest phone to come out since the LG Prada" and features a "really easy to use interface."

According to NPR, some experts are saying women may surpass gadget geeks as the largest consumer segment likely to adopt the new $600 iPhone. NPR claims empty nesters, single 20s, dual-income couples and divorced women will be at the top of the iPhone customer list (not necessarily during the launch stage, but down the line). That group is a tad unusual, because it includes some unorthodox gadget consumers.

The claims are based on Credit Suisse report, which puts the iPhone in the luxury product category with Motorola's pink - and once pricey - Razr phone. What do you think? Will more women buy the iPhone because it's considered a "luxury gadget"?

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brittanybe brittanybe 10 years
Ok, so I KIND OF resent the suggestion that more women will buy the iphone cause it's just so darn cute AND easy to use-- i.e. less confusing for our simple feminine brains.....?
yvette yvette 10 years
Ew. iPhone. I would never cheat on my beautiful BlackBerry Pearl. Which is only 2 weeks old!
Hope5 Hope5 10 years
I have mine!
rachelface rachelface 10 years
i agree with clarient. i'll just wait till it's cheaper or sometheing else comes out that's even better and i like more. everyone rushed to get a razr, then realised they didn't get their moneys worth. once my phone breaks, then i'll buy a new one. but i doubt it will be from apple. their products are easy to use, but their customer service is pretty shabby.
princess_eab princess_eab 10 years
Personally, I wasn't going to get an iPhone for awhile, if ever, but once I held it and used it for an hour I loved it, so I got one. I'm the girlfriend of a gadget geek, but usually am not into them at all. I replaced my pink RAZR with my new iPhone (and its red case).
:rotfl: @ the clown! I'm not intrested it in, i'm happy with my Blackberry!
colormesticky colormesticky 10 years
I think the girls just know they don't have to stand in line when they can go to the Apple store first thing the next morning and get one before they run out again.
partysugar partysugar 10 years
Geek, I couldnt answer your poll because I was too disturbed by the picture of that female clown. She may give me nightmares...
SkinnyMarie SkinnyMarie 10 years
I think more women are apt to buy the iphone because it is a true all in one. Its function as so many different devises and small size will definitely drive more woman to buy it than a un-useful peripheral. Plus it isn't ugly like the trio or blackberry.
Vannuccia Vannuccia 10 years
When will we know who won the apple iphone?
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