- For adulterers, the iPhone 7 is dead on arrival, primarily thanks to its lack of any significant security improvements
- Over 75% of 1,000 adulterers would purchase a new phone specifically for their extra-marital liaisons if it introduced new security features
- The iPhone 5/5S/5C is the most popular phone of choice for adulterers, owned by 17% of those surveyed
- The results come from IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people
The iPhone 7 might be hogging all the headlines, but for one community in particular, it’s bound to be a crushing disappointment.
IllicitEncounters.com, the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity, has found that the iPhone 5/5S/5C is the most popular phone among adulterers, with 17% of a survey of over 1,000 people claiming to browse the site on one of the iPhone 5 devices, but there’s nothing to suggest that the iPhone 7 is going to surpass its younger siblings anytime soon.
“The announcement of a new iPhone is of interest to so many people nowadays, not least adulterers,” explains the site’s spokesperson, Christian Grant.
However, the new iPhone 7 announced just yesterday doesn’t shake things up significantly when it comes to the security department.
It’s a huge missed opportunity for Apple. A phone can often be the Achilles heel when you’re conducting an affair. Maybe you leave it lying around on the coffee table, or your partner sees a call, text or email come through from someone they don’t recognize.
There’s a myriad of sensitive and private data that could easily give away your movements and intentions.”
It’s no surprise then that over 75% of members surveyed said that they’d purchase a new phone specifically for their extra-marital liaisons if it did enough to improve its security measures even further.
Whilst stats from the married dating site show that over 50% of all traffic is from mobile devices, 35% of which being Apple devices, there’s little to suggest that the iPhone 7’s imminent release is going to change the game.
It’s not all bad news for Apple however, as a phone from the iPhone 5 family is evidently an adulterers dream.
“A trustworthy brand, fingerprint technology, and in the case of the 5C, a low price, one of the iPhone 5 family is an excellent and popular choice for the adulterer who isn’t looking to splash an exorbitant amount of money on a 2nd phone,” explains Grant.
“While there are even cheaper alternatives, particularly brands like OnePlus or Huawei, Apple have the branding and cachet that few others can match.”
Most Popular Phones for Adulterers
- Other (52%)
- iPhone 5/5S/5C (17%)
- iPhone 6S/S Plus (12%)
- Samsung Galaxy 6/6 Edge (10%)
- Samsung Galaxy 7/7 Edge (5%)
- OnePlus 2 (3%)
- iPhone 4 (1%)
NOTES TO EDITOR
IllicitEncounters.com is the UK’s leading dating website for married people and the leading authority on infidelity. With over 1,000,000 genuine UK users since 2004, you’re sure to find your perfect match.
Established in 2004, we have been providing a meeting place for like-minded married and attached people for nearly 12 years. Our members have one thing in common – they are all looking for a little romance outside their current relationship. Whether that’s the occasional bit of flirtatious chat, a regular coffee date, or a full-blown affair, that’s up to them.
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