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Smartphones and Baby Boomers – A Surprising Relationship

Smartphones and Baby Boomers – A Surprising Relationship

Are you under the impression that baby boomers aren’t using smartphones? Then you might be surprised.

In a report published by the AARP, they reported that 73% of people aged 50 to 59 and 54% of people aged 60 to 69 all owned smartphones. But not the entire generation of baby boomers are using the technology. For individuals 70 and over – only 29% had smartphones.

But it’s one thing to own a smartphone but something else to actually use one.

Also Read: Technology is Going Mobile But Will Baby Boomers Follow?

As it turns out, baby boomers are using their phones almost as much as millennials do. In the following report from 12News, they stated that on average baby boomers are spending 2.5 hours a day on their phones and are 19% more likely to share content on Facebook than other generations.

When you think about it – it shouldn’t be that surprising. After all, it was a baby boomer was the one that introduced the world to the first iPhone.

Here’s the report…

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