On the eve of Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5, 45% of American adults own smartphones. They are particularly popular with young adults and those living in relatively higher income households; 66% of those ages 18-29 own smartphones, and 68% of those living in households earning $75,000 also own them.
Have you ever uninstalled or avoided an app due to concerns about too much personal information being shared? More than half of app users have.
- 54% of app users have decided to not install a cell phone app once they discovered how much personal information they would need to share in order to use it
- 30% of app users have uninstalled an app that was already on their cell phone because they learned it was collecting personal information that they didn’t wish to share
In addition, nearly one third of cell owners have had their cell phone lost or stolen (particularly those ages 18-24), while 1 in 10 have had someone access their phone in a way that they felt invaded their privacy.
Check out the data:
As of July 2011:
- Fully 95% of all teens ages 12-17 are online.
- 77% of teens have a cell phone.
- 23% of teens have a smartphone; 54% have a regular cell phone (or are not sure what kind of phone they have), and another 23% of teens do not have a cell phone at all.
- 74% own a desktop or laptop computer.
- Texting dominates teens’ general communication choices. Overall, 75% of all teens text, and 63% say that they use text to communicate with others every day.
- The volume of texting among teens has risen from a median 50 texts a day in 2009 to 60 texts for the typical teen text user.
- 80% of online teens use social network sites such as Facebook or MySpace, and 16% use Twitter.
- 69% of social media-using teens say their experience is that peers are mostly kind to each other in social network spaces. Another 20% say their peers are mostly unkind, while 11% volunteered that “it depends.”
- 8% of social media-using teens have witnessed other people be mean or cruel on social network sites.
- 44% of online teens admit to lying about their age at one time or another so they could access a website or sign up for an online account.