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Much of the iPhone interest in the U.S. is in the eastern portion of the country

There are currently an estimated 237 million smartphone users in the U.S.—and we wanted to know where their brand loyalties were. Kempler Industries, which busy sand spellings used machinery,  used Google search volume data to find out who’s searching for iPhones and Androids the most, as well as which states were damaging their iPhone screens most often.

The top five pro-iPhone states were New York, Georgia, Maryland, California and New Jersey. Rounding out the top 10 were Massachusetts, Texas, Florida, Nevada and finally, Virginia. Coming in at no. 11 was Delaware, followed by South Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, North Carolina, Connecticut, Tennessee, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Washington, Michigan, Hawaii, Minnesota, Arizona and Utah, which completed the top 25.

So, which states didn’t exactly have warm feelings about the iPhone? Coming in at no. 26 was Ohio, followed by Indiana, Kentucky, Colorado, Arkansas, Oregon, Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma, New Hampshire, New Mexico, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Maine, which ranked at no. 40 in the country.

Finally, we have our bottom 10 states—the ones who had zero to little interest in finding information out about the iPhone, which included Iowa at no. 41, followed by North Dakota, Vermont, Alaska, South Dakota, Idaho, Wyoming, Montana, Pennsylvania and finally, Illinois at no. 50.

Some interesting patterns to see from this data is that much of the interest in the iPhone is located in the eastern portion of the country (with the exception of California, Nevada and Texas), and is seen particularly in the southeastern portion of America. As far as the middle of the country? They seem to be indifferent to the charms of the iPhone.

The top 10 most Android enamored states in the country were California, Washington, New York, New Jersey, Utah, Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada, Texas and finally, Colorado. Coming in at no. 11 in the country was Florida, followed by Georgia, Maryland, Minnesota, Virginia, Arizona, Connecticut, Michigan, Rhode Island, North Carolina, Kansas, Delaware, Ohio, Hawaii and finally, Idaho, which came in at no. 25.

The bottom half of the Android lovers list begins with Missouri at no. 26, followed by New Mexico, Tennessee, New Hampshire, Indiana, Vermont, Alaska, Kentucky, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Arkansas, Alabama and North Dakota, which came in at no. 40.

So, which 10 states were the least interested in Android phones? At no. 41 was Maine, followed by South Dakota, Iowa, Montana, West Virginia, Louisiana, Wyoming, Mississippi, Pennsylvania, and finally, again in last place was Illinois.

Unlike the patterns with the iPhone map, we noticed that much of the western portion of the U.S. is more in favor of the Android, and the eastern portion was less likely to search for anything Android-related. Again, the middle section of the country seemed indifferent to Androids, which makes us think that maybe they’re not too interested in smartphones in general.

You may think most people at this point are #teamiPhone or #teamAndroid, but there are some consumers who are completely unsure. Kemplar found that the top 10 most indecisive/confused states when it came to choosing between the iPhone or the Android were Wyoming, Alaska, Hawaii, North Dakota, Virginia, Georgia, Washington, Delaware, Vermont and finally, Maryland.

The survey also found that the top 10 states with the most iPhone screen damage were California, followed by Colorado, Massachusetts, Nevada, Utah, New York, Texas, Georgia, Rhode Island and finally, Arizona.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.