Sources: Düsseldorf Higher Regional Court [translated], ITO [translated], dpa [translated]
quote: I would bet that it isn't that Apple users on are average more educated that Android users. It's that on average Apple phones/tablets are less affordable to uneducated users
quote: They go for Android devices instead, thereby dragging down Android users' average educational level.
quote: He's committing three statistical mistakes. (1) He's trying to imply a causal relationship from a correlation.
quote: (2) He's blithely ignoring other socioeconomic factors like income.
quote: (3) Rather than measuring the breakdown of the entire population, he's measuring a subset of the population and trying to use it to draw conclusions about the entire population.
quote: - Say the entire population is 100 people. - Say there are 99 Android users ranging from high school to doctorate-level education. - Say 9 of those users have doctorates. - Say there is 1 iOS user with a doctorate-level education.
quote: You have to survey people of the same educational level and see whether they prefer iOS or Android. When you do that, you see that 9 out of 10 people holding doctorates prefer Android.
quote: Given that Android sales exceed iOS sales by a healthy margin globally, I suspect a larger percentage of people across all educational levels are choosing Android over iOS.