One in 11 men – or, to give them their proper name, “stupid men” – in loving relationships would forego sex for a month if it meant getting the new Apple iPhone 5 early – a new poll has revealed. The survey, by mobile casino RoxyPalace.com, found that nine per cent of males would be happy to go celibate for a month if it meant they got the new iPhone ahead of its anticipated late September launch date.
Just over one in five (22%) said they would happily give up coffee for the same period with 14% willing to give up alcoholic drinks. More than a third (38%) of respondents stated they would be happy to make a ‘significant sacrifice’ if it means skipping the queue for the new iPhone.
Ironically over half of the males polled (53%) said they had at some point used their iPhone in a bid to browse the internet for intimate relationship tips.
Even without a firm release date awareness of the gadget was found to be extremely high, with just 11% of those polled stating that they weren’t aware that a new iPhone would be available this year.
A brand loyal 63% of respondents said they would actually prefer their partner to have the same model of phone so that they could discuss similar apps and share files more easily.
A spokesman from RoxyPalace.com said he was staggered by the amount of sacrifice people were willing to make just to get the new iPhone ahead of its release date. He told us: “There has been a huge amount of hype surrounding the iPhone 5 and whilst the release date is a closely guarded secret, it is believed to be towards the end of September. This is just over a month away and it seems many of the people we spoke to would happily abstain from physical intimacy if it meant they could get their hands on the smartphone early. On the face of it this seems a very drastic step to take and really plays up to the ‘boys and their toys’ stereotype. Others reported that they would happily give up coffee or alcohol for the same period which reinforces the view that many people are happy to forego things which give them pleasure in an attempt to get the ultimate gadget early.”
He concluded: “People often make the joke that all men think about is sex, maybe in a couple of years the word will instead be tech.”