Users of iPhones spend less than half their usage time talking on the phone, and use their phones for the Internet, music and e-mailing much more than the typical phone user. When it comes to texting, though, they’re about even.
That’s according to a wide-ranging survey of iPhone and other mobile phone users conducted last week by research firm iSuppli Corp. The survey found that while general users of mobile phones say they spend 71.7 percent of their usage time using their phone as a phone, that number drops to 46.5 percent for iPhone users.
That’s because iPhone owners say they spend 11.9 percent of their phone time listening to music (compared to 2.5 percent of non-iPhone cell users), 12.1 percent of the time surfing the Internet (compared to 2.4 percent), and about 10 percent of the time e-mailing (compared to less than 5 percent.) iPhone and non-iPhone users alike, however, spend about 12 percent of their phone time text-messenging.