UK & World News
iPhone Users In UK 'More Likely To Sext'
Owners of iPhones in the UK are the most likely to send a "sext" to a partner, according to a survey.
The poll found more than 30% of iPhone users had sent a cheeky message, compared with 21% of BlackBerry users and 17% of those using a Samsung device.
And 12% of iPhone owners have ended a relationship by text message - double the national average.
The survey said 19% of all smartphone users had admitted sending a rude message or photo to the wrong person - and of those who had made this mistake, 4% were accidentally sent to a mother-in-law.
Duncan Spencer, managing director of insurance2go.co.uk, who commissioned the research, said: "It does seem that iPhone owners are certainly a little more risque when it comes to their mobile communications.
"The moral of the story is that if you are going to send cheeky messages, check before you sext, otherwise you might find your private photo going viral. There are some things that can never be unseen."
Some of the most embarrassing cases of misplaced "sexts" reported in the survey are:
1. "I texted my mate about a girl I had slept with the night before to say how bad it was - but I sent it to the girl. I felt rather ashamed."
2. "I sent a lusty message intended for my husband to my business partner. Both have the same first name. Whoops!"
3. "I meant to send an image of myself in a VERY sexy Ann Summers outfit to my husband. It went to my cousin. They have the same first name. Shudder."
4. "I wrote to a lady friend of mine to tell her that I was having cheeky thoughts of her whilst in the shower. I sent this by mistake to my elder sister. The shame!"
5. "I sent a picture of my private parts to my mother-in-law instead of my wife. When I saw her the next day for lunch she didn't mention a thing - and hasn't to this day!"