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  • Americans Will Give Up Just About Anything For a Week Except Their iPhone


    Food, air, water, sleep. Oh, yeah, and an iPhone. That's about the complete list of things Americans need to live these days, according to a new survey highlighted by CBS News today.

    Shoes? Don't need 'em. Sex? Don't need it. iPhone? Don't even think about it!

    In what amounts to a telling revelation about our obsession with and dependence upon the iPhone, a national survey conducted by TeleNav shows that 40% of iPhone users would actually prefer to go shoeless for a full week than to spend the same period of time without their cherished Apple-made touchscreen smartphone.

    "The risk of stepping on a rusty nail and contracting tetanus is nothing like the horror of spending a full week without an iPhone," CNET similarly reported both in jest and - to a degree - in reality.

    Incredibly, 83% of iPhone users "would rather be romantically involved with fellow iPhone users."

    As it would appear, in terms of romance, the iPhone is even more important than that too, for at least a solid chunk of iPhone users. A staggering one-third of survey respondents said they would forgo sex for an entire week if it meant being able to retain their iPhones during that period.

    Insert your own joke here.

    Source: CBS
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Americans Will Give Up Just About Anything For a Week Except Their iPhone started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 55 Comments
    1. GmAz's Avatar
      GmAz -
      Thats becuase iphone users are shoeless hipsters that don't get any sex anyways.
    1. Bluprint's Avatar
      Bluprint -
      Amazing and pathetic
    1. fbiryujin's Avatar
      fbiryujin -
      All joking aside, this is rather pathetic. I use my iPhone constantly, but if forced to choose between a week without ANY cell phone access, and a week without shoes, or anything else listed, I can live without my iPhone.
    1. mmaboi21's Avatar
      mmaboi21 -
      Lol not necessarily true

      I love my iPhone 4, although I'd go without it for a week if I had to. Definitely be weird but I'm sure we can handle the circumstance.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Quote Originally Posted by mmaboi21 View Post
      Lol not necessarily true

      I love my iPhone 4, although I'd go without it for a week if I had to. Definitely be weird but I'm sure we can handle the circumstance.
      Agreed. I went on vacation and didn't have any of my iPhone/iPad/Mac and although was weird I still dealt with it just fine
    1. SwatPac's Avatar
      SwatPac -
      How is one to receive the sext messages and booty calls without his (her) handy-dandy mobile communication device? I must admit, My iPhone is responsible for more of my life than it should be.
    1. 09gsxr600boy's Avatar
      09gsxr600boy -
      I get some all the time so I don't know what your talking about.
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Another one of these world class surveys.

      I am sure 99% of employers require you to wear shoes (and many of those closed toed). Would these same people rather get fired (or forced to take the week off)? I think not... This survey (like most re: iPhone) means a whole lot of nothing.
    1. RICO_'s Avatar
      RICO_ -
      I had sex with a chic that owned a Palm Pre. Best sex I ever had. In a close 2nd was one that owned a Motorola Razr. If that makes me part of the 17% of the un-cool crowd I'll gladly accept that for what I got in return. Just goes to show how stupid someone would be to turn down a potential fun time because of the type of phone someone has.

      And while 40% of iPhone owners would go without shoes for a week, I bet 100% of those 40% would never make that mistake again and would rather put their phone in a meat grinder than go through everyday doings without shoes for a week.
    1. ash3s2012's Avatar
      ash3s2012 -
      Well I'm not an "American" but I can't live without my iPhone for a week even for a day lol
    1. javiert30's Avatar
      javiert30 -
      One week without my iPhone? No way.
    1. iBeZeKe's Avatar
      iBeZeKe -
      Obviously all iPhone users were not surveyed, I'd gladly give up my iPhone for shoes or sex for a week. The losers who probably use their phones to look for both were probably surveyed lol.
    1. Mysterion's Avatar
      Mysterion -
      I need sex! or at least porn
    1. Tylus's Avatar
      Tylus -
      pathetic. I can/would easily go 1 week for some fun in the hay.

      Anybody ever seen Idiocracy? You can see our society going that route. I like my phone, but I wonder sometimes what the future entails for all these people
    1. AKCHRIS's Avatar
      AKCHRIS -
      Funny cause in a PC mag (not Mac world or Any OTHER Mac mag) i think it was either Laptop Mag or PC World one of those, BUT..they did a survey & it's Funny cause the study said guy's with iPhones are MORE LIKELY to get laid, so i'm not exactly sure what your getting @.
      Quote Originally Posted by GmAz View Post
      Thats becuase iphone users are shoeless hipsters that don't get any sex anyways.
    1. Slmchrist's Avatar
      Slmchrist -
      I went on a 5 day cruise last week and I must say it was kinda weird not having my apple toys, but I made it the whole week just fine. Had plenty of lovin with the wifey also, but I can see what the writer is trying to say. These mobile devices do consume alot of our day to day time.
    1. SkippingOutOfTowndro's Avatar
      SkippingOutOfTowndro -
      Sure, ill go a week without an iPhone, i dont have an iPhone, itll be a piece of cake!

      Quote Originally Posted by SwatPac View Post
      How is one to receive the sext messages and booty calls without his (her) handy-dandy mobile communication device? I must admit, My iPhone is responsible for more of my life than it should be.
      Why dont you just go see her instead?
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by SkippingOutOfTowndro View Post
      Why dont you just go see her instead?
      When all you want is some p****, you need to know if you are likely to get some BEFORE committing to a lengthy in-person convo...
    1. Slmchrist's Avatar
      Slmchrist -
      Quote Originally Posted by sziklassy View Post
      When all you want is some p****, you need to know if you are likely to get some BEFORE committing to a lengthy in-person convo...
      True!! Gas is too damn high to go driving over someone's house just to get shot down!
    1. sziklassy's Avatar
      sziklassy -
      Quote Originally Posted by SkippingOutOfTowndro View Post
      ...
      Dear sir or madam. We were joking. So sorry you missed the memo!