WTF?! If for some reason you want people to think you're rich, you don't have to buy a Rolex or a Porsche, simply get yourself an iPhone.
There are details and caveats to the research, but the economists found that owning an iPhone gave them a 69% chance to correctly infer that the owner was "high-income", which they defined as being in the top quartile of income for households of that type - like single adult or couple with dependents, for example.
The study utilized data from Mediamark Research Intelligence, with a sample size of 6,394 people.
With Android phone ownership and other technology-related entries being on the list too, the bigger takeaway is that technology truly plays a bigger part in people's lives in the United States more than any other product category now.
However, the research also shows that owning a generic Android phone (60 percent) or using Verizon (61 percent), which was the priciest carrier for wireless service in 2016, also were reliable indicators of wealth, too. In 1992, the top brand that revealed wealth among its users was Grey Poupon mustard, followed by Kodak film.
The paper also reveals iPhone owners are likely to give the impression of being educated.
The study took a look at 2016 data, but the result of owning iPhones and iPads being the best indicator that a person is rich may continue into the succeeding years.
Word to the wise, however: the monetary value of smartphones typically diminish quickly because phone makers, Apple included, have a rapid release cycle for new models. In 1992, it was owning an automatic dishwasher at 71.4 percent and using dishwater detergent at 70.2 percent. In 2016, the top entries were owning a vehicle with Bluetooth; ordering an item on the internet, and ordering a plane ticket on the internet.
The third child of Prince William and wife Kate, Prince Louis , was christened Monday at a royal chapel in London . Lady Laura Meade is married to Prince William's close friend James, who is Princess Charlotte's godfather.
The six godparents, who also attended with their spouses, are all friends or family of William and Kate. In 2013, Prince Louis' older brother, Prince George, was also christened by Welby at the Chapel Royal .
Racer William Dunlop of the famed road racing Dunlop family has died after crashing during practice in a race in Ireland. The Ballymoney native, 32, crashed near Sam's Tunnel on his third lap shortly after 5pm on Saturday evening.
If Kavanaugh were confirmed as a Supreme Court justice and the hydrofluorocarbon case came to the court, he would be recused. Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh is seen in the East Room of the White House in Washington , U.S., July 9, 2018.
A babysitter buried a five month-old infant alive in pile of sticks and leaves on the side of mountain in 46F weather, police say. Deputies then arrested Crowley who Bassett said appeared to be under the influence of drugs and was not making sense to officers.
Roger Federer cruised into yet another Wimbledon quarter-final with one of the most straightforward wins of his career on Monday. The match between No. 5 Juan Martin del Potro and Gilles Simon was suspended due to darkness and will resume Tuesday at 8 a.m.
However, for another week, the team kept him out and he subsequently surrendered the lead on lap 47 with his tyres wearing. It took five laps for the Ferrari to overwhelm the Mercedes, diving down the inside at turn six and seizing the place.
Romelu Lukaku has been directly involved in 20 goals in his last 13 games for Belgium in all competitions (17 goals, 3 assists). With Eden Hazard alongside him (though Dries Mertens hasn't shown his Napoli form) Belgium have a formidable forward line.
We could only make amends for that moment here at this World Cup . "We looked composed", England captain Harry Kane said. It was England's eighth set-piece goal of its 11 in Russian Federation , and the center back's first in global soccer.
However, Subasic remained on the field and was the hero for Croatia in the penalty shootout as he saved from Fyodor Smolov. Should England overcome Croatia on Wednesday night, it will be the country's first major tournament final in 52 years.
Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin are reportedly engaged
Selena Gomez "doesn't care" about her ex-boyfriend Justin Bieber's quick engagement to Hailey Baldwin , a source tells Us Weekly . According to People , the proposal was "kind of surprise, but kind of not". "Proud is an understatement!" he wrote .
UK's May names loyalist Jeremy Hunt as foreign secretary
He said: "It is on the edge of what we can support, but it does just meet the test of what people were voting for in 2016". Her party is divided into hard-and-soft Brexit factions and she has the impossible task of keeping them on the same page.
Monster Hunter World PC Release Date and Trailer Revealed
But Monster Hunter has always had more fans in Japan than any other region - or at least that was the case until World . The game is already available for pre-purchase on Steam and will release closer than many anticipated, on August 9th.
May Loyalist Jeremy Hunt Named as Foreign Secretary
But as Foreign Secretary in May's government, he was prone to gaffes and criticized for not being on top of his brief. But in parliament, her words suggested she had chose to face down the dissenters rather than change her plans.
A look at what's ahead in the World Cup
Petersburg, Russia, Monday, July 9, 2018. "Of course, there is some power left for the English. Croatia became only the second team to win successive penalty shootouts at the World Cup.
IHOP is back after IHOb burger phase
International House of Pancakes flipped the "P" in their name to a "b"; Jeff Flock explains what the "b" in IHOb stands for. IHOP's "word of mouth" score skyrocketed following the name change, according to YouGov BrandIndex data . "And it worked.
LiAngelo Ball signing with Los Angeles ... Ballers
LiAngelo subsequently left UCLA and played professionally in Lithuania alongside LaMelo before entering the NBA Draft in June. Unfortunately, it's not Lonzo , it's not the Los Angeles Lakers and it's not in the National Basketball Association .