iPhone Vs. Toothbrush and shoes...

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Registered: 01-03-2001
iPhone Vs. Toothbrush and shoes...
Wed, 04-11-2012 - 8:42am

In an interesting study reported in this iVillage article, Is Your Smartphone Ruining Your Health, people claim they'd rather give up their toothbrush or shoes than their iPhones.

"A survey earlier this year found that iPhone users -- and there are a lot of us out there -- are the worst kind of junkies. Forty percent said they would rather give up brushing their teeth than part with their iPhone. Forty-three percent said they would go shoeless before going iPhone-less. And 66 percent of us admitted that we sleep next to our smart phones." READ MORE

Do you have a smartphone? How big a part of your life is it?

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Avatar for cupcakebabe
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-09-2011
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 12:14pm

Hi! Yes, I have one and it is a huge part of my life. It's with me 24/7. Though I don't see it as an iphone addiction - if I had an android or windows phone, it would be the same way. It's my lifeline: it houses photos of my family (it's my day to day camera), all my appointments are in it, contacts, medical info, lists, stress-relief (games), and so on.

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-14-2008
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 2:04pm

Nope; I have intentionally avoided buying a smartphone because I know how addictive I'd find it! I love being online and there are days I have to make myself get up and away from my computer. I decided that my phone should remain just a phone. :smileytongue:

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Registered: 04-05-2002
Thu, 04-12-2012 - 3:29pm

I have one. I use it. I'd be fine without it.