Forward consumer sentiment for buying technology products has weakened substantially in the last year, impacting many products from computers to Apple Watch. This MetaFAQs reports on the change in purchase plans between 2021 and 2022 for many products: smartphones, laptops, desktops, wearables, printers, and Chromebooks.
Profile of Americans with the oldest iPhones
As iPhones continue to lead in innovation, who’s staying with the older models? Americans with the oldest iPhones make up 14% of all online American adults. This MetaFAQs profiles those with the oldest iPhones by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age and gender, household size, educational attainment, and technology ecosystem entrenchment. Report [TUP_doc_2022_0812_old_] in TUP Lenses: Mobile Phones, Devices, User Profile, Technology Ecosystems.
Profile of Americans who recently acquired a smartphone
In tech circles, it seems you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have a smartphone. But which Americans are getting the newest phones depends on various factors. 18% of all online American adults recently acquired a smartphone. This MetaFAQs profiles those with new phones by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age and gender; household composition; life stage (age, employment status, presence of children); and technology ecosystem entrenchment. Report [TUP_doc_2022_0811_new_] in TUP Lenses: Mobile Phones, Devices, User Profile.
Profile of Americans with the oldest smartphones
There’s a growing divide between those who remain up to date with their smartphones and those who cling to the older models. This report looks at those who own the oldest smartphones—29% of all online Americans. This MetaFAQs profiles online Americans with the oldest smartphones by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age and gender, employment status, and technology ecosystem entrenchment. Report [TUP_doc_2022_0804_old] in TUP Lenses: Mobile Phones, Devices, User Profile.
American women 40+ and their technology
As the average age of the tech-savvy increases, the face of the average technology user is shifting. A major player in the arena of tech is the American woman aged 40+. This TUPdate reports on the unique attitudes and tech habits of American women at or over 40—a group of 69.3 million Americans. This analysis splits American women aged 40 and older into four segments based on their attitudes, values, and profiles of their use of technology. Report [TUP_doc_2022_0714_fema] in TUP Lenses: User Profile, PCs, Mobile Phones, Households, Activities, Consumer Electronics.
American retirees and their technology
The number of America’s online retirees has been on a steady incline–increasing by 5% each year since 2018—and retirees’ enthusiasm for tech has steadily increased, too. But just how active are American retirees, and how do their attitudes and values impact usage? This TUPdate reports on the unique attitudes and tech habits of American retirees, a group which is made up of 48.8 million Americans. This analysis splits American retirees into 6 segments based on their attitudes and values. Report [TUP_doc_2022_0630_reti] in TUP Lenses: User Profile, PCs, Mobile Phones, Households, Activities.
Work/Life Balance TUP Lens [Highlights]
With the pandemic, many more employees are working from home. This TUP Highlights Report profiles employees by how often they work from home and their expectations of the near future. It profiles them demographically, by their type of employer, their connected devices, and their work-related activities.
Highlights: User Profile
Sociodemographically distinct groups vary in composition, technology devices and services, and how they use what they have. Most advantaged groups have bolstered their technology collection during the pandemic and increased their usage levels. Most disadvantaged segments, meanwhile, have used what they have at hand more so than acquiring newer technology. Older millennials have the wealthiest collection of technology devices, well above that of every other age group. This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: usage segments, segments, and trends in segments.
Highlights: Technology Ecosystems
While some device makers focus on speeds, feeds, and features, others are playing the long game to build long-term customer loyalty through ecosystems. This TUP Technology Ecosystems Highlights report reports on the size of leading technology ecosystems, which types of devices are dominating (or not), and their longer-term trends. It details the unique activities users focus on within certain ecosystems, and profiles each ecosystem’s users.
PCs continue to hold a central role among online adults, especially as a substantial number work from home or find ways to stay connected. However, PC users are not all the same in the type of PC they use nor how they use them. This TUP Highlights report details the shifting market penetration of PCs, how ownership has changed, and which brands are leading. It details how often PCs are being used as well as how they are being used for everything from remote work to communication, shopping, and entertainment.