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Who's buying the iPhone 6 so far? Mostly rich, white guys.
Nearly 80% of iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus buyers in the United States are male, according to Slice, a company that tracks consumer purchases.
Two-thirds of iPhone 6 owners are white, and more than half have a college degree. More than 60% make over $75,000 a year.
Did you think those numbers would be a little more evenly distributed? They will be eventually, if history is any indicator.
But there is a certain type of person who rushes to get the newest iPhone early -- either by getting up at 3 a.m. to pre-order the phone or by camping out overnight in front of an Apple (AAPL, Tech30) Store.
That person has at least $650 to kill on a new phone and the technical savvy to trade-in an old phone. That person tends to be white, wealthy, college-educated and male.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment on this story.
A year ago, the people buying the iPhone 5C and iPhone 5S during the first week of sales looked remarkably similar to the people buying the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus this year. More than three-quarters were male, 63% were white, just over half had a college degree, and 59% made over $75,000 a year.
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  • DickLewis13, veeru789
Racist iPhones!!!!
Neat post, Truenorth, but I for one am not interested in iPhone at all.
Just not impressed.
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Blend like white bread. I'll pass!
Playbook>Bold 9900>Z10>Z30>Passport.
I think the same kind of people are the ones who care about social status. And iPhone is a fashion product. Never was a tech product.
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  • Brad
And also probably coz wifes or girl friends or moms usually get the old phone once the husband, boy friend or son upgrades. :p

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