Be afraid. Be afraid afraid.
If you’re obsessed with or utterly dependent on your smartphone, you should probably stop reading here.
If you’re still with us, you’re a brave soul.
At some point in the future, if you’re like the average smartphone user, you will either temporarily or permanently lose your smartphone. Every year, millions of people misplace or have their devices stolen.
Americans are so connected to their phones they are actually afraid of being without them. That, according to a new data compiled by Wilson Electronics, which indicates a majority of Americans are afraid of losing or being without their phones.
According to data cited by BizReport:
- 70% of women have mobile phone separation anxiety
- 61% of men have mobile phone separation anxiety
- 77% of 18-24 year olds are nomophobic (afriad of losing or being without their phones)
- 72% say they’re within 5 feet of their smartphones ‘most of the time’