Various nuggets of interest in this survey of Gen Z and millennials

  • Hot Saucerman@lemmy.ml
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    10 months ago

    Its an iPhone vs. Android bullshit metric.

    If you dont have an iPhone, you’re not a cool kid and viewed as “poor” despite many android phones being comparably priced to iPhones.

    I’d say this is one of the few things I side-eye Gen Z about.

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      10 months ago

      Leave it to Apple to embed perceived socioeconomic status in its damn text messages. I don’t really even know what a green text is, but I can assure you I’ll never send one.

      Correction: I will only send green texts.

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        10 months ago

        No, what you’ll not send is a blue text if you use Android

        Edit: to clarify, iPhone shows texts from Android as green messages and from other iphones as blue. There are some side cases where iphones can send green texts but not relevant to the discussion.

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      10 months ago

      @dingus @Bipta
      Are gen z likely to be uniformly iPhone users?

      That’s like the most conformist thing that I have ever heard. The study results are that 21%(F) 25%(M) find having an android phone is a green flag in their partner, while 7%(F) 6%(M) have it as a red flag, so it’s not that bad as far android/iPhone is concerned.

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        10 months ago

        I think it might be different for dating results, but as a Gen Z member myself it’s more pervasive in just general friend group culture. People don’t like to include others that have different phones than them, especially if the group is iPhone and the outsider is android. I have an android currently and it’s actually pretty frustrating. People will get genuinely upset at me that I don’t have an iPhone, or if I ask for a phone charger at a get-together, nobody in the building has USB-C.

        On the one hand it is seen as a status symbol but on the other hand it’s seen as a symbol that you’re a real member of Gen Z.

        For a lot of my peers, the person they date never belongs to their “friend group,” so it makes sense that they wouldn’t consider it as mattering as much for a partner as it does for the group of friends.

        edit: a good analogy I think is that gen z’s look at phone ownership the same way a lot of car people look at owning a prius. They’re good enough cars with great mileage and a whole host of perfectly fine features, but if you own one then you just cannot belong to the in-group.