Millennials might not be the only ones addicted to their smartphones


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While millennials are always the ones seen lining up for the newest iPhones, a new U.S. study has found that they may not be as addicted to new mobile technology as you may think.

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Turns out, it’s now grandma and grandpa who are constantly checking their smartphones and mobile devices.

“Some of the technology adoption habits traditionally associated with younger users are now becoming the habits of the oldest users — not just all ages, but the oldest,” according to the results of a Deloitte survey .

While people aged 18 to 24 are still the most frequent users of smartphones, with 94% of respondents saying they check their phones within the last day, people aged of 55 to 64 rank a close second at 92%, the study finds.

Compared with the responses from previous years, the survey also found that smartphone usage declined or plateaued in 2017, with almost half of all respondents reporting that they are trying to reduce or limit their phone use.

“When it comes to smart watches, the oldest generation has the highest rate of daily use,” says the study.

“For those ages 55 to 75, daily use of smart watches reached 75%, compared to just 58% for 18 to 24-year-olds.”

The study was based on a survey of 2,000 Americans between the ages 18 and 75.



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