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iPhone addictive according to Stanford University study


News by Todd Haselton on Tuesday March 09, 2010.

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New research from Standford University reveals that, somewhat unsurprisingly, the iPhone is addictive.

According to a survey, 20 out of 200 students found themselves completely addicted to the iPhone while 6 percent said they weren't addicted at all.

The addictions seem to stem simply from reliance on the iPhone's functions. 85 percent of the 200 students use their iPhones as an alarm clock, 15 percent were afraid the phone was turning them into media addicts, 85 percent use it as a clock, and 75 percent said they fall asleep with their iPhones in bed with them.

The stats are more interesting than alarming. LiveScience has more on the study, as well as some compelling quotes from professors involved in the research.

[via LiveScience]

 

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