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This Amazing Map Shows iPhone is the King of Manhattan

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This stunning map created by Mapbox shows us just how hot Apple’s iPhone really is in the richest part of New York: Manhattan. The map is a good example proving that ‘a photo is worth a thousand words’, clearly showing that iPhone is the king in Manhattan in stark contrast to New Jersey, where incomes are substantially less, PatentlyApple reports.

“It’s an established fact that Apple’s iPhone is adopted by more in the higher-end of the market, but this classic map gives visual life to those stats. This map showing the locations of 280 million individual posts on Twitter shows a depressing divide in America: Tweets coming from Manhattan tend to come from iPhones. Tweets coming from Newark, N.J., tend to come from Android phones.”

So, the map implies that New York’s Manhattan area is where the region’s rich people live, while the poor live in Newark. Manhattan’s median income is $67,000 a year, whereas Newark’s is $17,000, according to U.S. Census data. The rich, as suggested by the report, use iPhones while the poor tweet from Androids, although we know that is not necessarily true as rich can tweet from Android too.

The report concludes that there’s a socio-economic split on class lines, in favor of iPhone over Android. Do you agree?

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  • FragilityG4

    “while the poor live in Newark.”

    I think this sentence needs to be reworded. Not everyone in Newark is “poor”.

  • Matthew Montano

    This split is just as distinct in every large metro area in North America. Chicago is a fine example as well. But note that all airports are iPhone dominated hot spots, which as a frequent flier I can anecdotally confirm.

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