Apple iPhone and Apple iPad source of 82% of mobile Black Friday sales
0. phoneArena 29 Nov 2013, 23:09 posted on
Millions of mobile transactions from 800 retail establishments in the U.S. ran through IBM's computers on Black Friday, and the data was analyzyed. What the data revealed was that 82% of mobile shopping on Black Friday came from an Apple iPhone or Apple iPad. That is 4.5 times the amount of mobile Black Friday shopping that came from an Android flavored device...
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49. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
And another one that didn't read the article.....
74. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)
Yes, they all 'own' a wi-fi router and, hence, did all of their shopping from home or "they" traversed over to their local Starbucks for a 'wittle Ad-hoc, java and shopping. People with Androids prefer a more tangible experience and were 'Door-Busting' on Friday (in person) and not huddled in their 'wittle Starbucks comfort-zone.
And, YES, 82% of iFools 'OWNED' by Apple!
75. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Two words 'improved engagement' that doesn't mean anything to you does it?
77. darkkjedii (Posts: 12620; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Only people with android devices went to brick and mortar stores lol, that's comical. What an incredible U.S. Census employee he must be, to come up with that info.
3. Sauce (unregistered)
Curious to read what "haters" have to say about these statistics. Especially with the recent release of the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
6. 2oozoo (Posts: 19; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)
WTF , am shocked i dont know what to say , but sure am going to sell my beast ( NOTE 3 ) to get a toy ( iphone 5s ) bcoz of these statistics ....hahahaaaa........... i can still be a happy one of the 18% android users or i can be an ***** of the other 82% , really it was a BLACK friday :D
8. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
I don't understand how this could be a topic that induces hate, rage and activates fanboyism from every other platform. So silly.
Anyway, this is probably an iOS user's response to more lines - they already camped for their idevices, why the hell should they camp for less important items in their lives?
55. bucky (Posts: 1574; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
And yet you let a cheap shot that you know would incite some fanboy.
Save your breath next time :)
78. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Save my breath? I didn't speak a word of it!
To the point - I didn't "cheap shot" anybody. I stated a fact, and whoever camps in a line for hours surely means that they love the experience they're going through because they've made such activities an important part of their lives. There is nothing wrong in doing what you love as long as it doesn't hurt anybody else.
Surely you enjoy to latch on to the negative side of things. Live and let live, chap.
14. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Of course, being your typical iPhone user, you didn't comprehend the subject of the article, nor did you read it.
The article was about where most mobile Black Friday shopping was done FROM. In other words, what devices people used to buy Black Friday stuff.
38. Sauce (unregistered)
I did rush my comment out as I was getting ready for work, and left out detail / poorly worded my comment. What I generally meant was that the Note 3, being a significantly bigger phone, was just released. Therefore, along with the Note 1 and 2, and many other large screened phones, I'm surprised that there wasn't/isn't much use of them for online shopping.
40. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Even if they were used for such, the Notes aren't out there in nearly the numbers that iOS devices are.
50. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
lol well at least you admitted to half the problem, worth some recognition. But the article title is stated as such and was highly misleading, even I thought it meant they sold 4 to 1 vs each other. Crazy Alan F., will find any reason to somehow bias things for Apple. Even the damn pie chart shows "iOS sales" and "Android sales" which is terrible labelling.
65. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8922; Member since: 14 May 2012)
The most misleading title I've read from PA in awhile.
79. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
I had to read it a few times, both in English and Spanish, translating back and forth 'til it made sense!
Call me stupid, but it sure can be misleading!
4. sprockkets (Posts: 1359; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Yes, PA, let's give apple's biggest troll, Daniel Dilger more exposure.
If I wanted to read that idiot's pathetic "analysis" I'd read roughlydrafted.
Or we can read how throughly wrong he can be here
23. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
ugh, and you just feel you can be smart by being negative :/ Dilger could be way better than you
43. sprockkets (Posts: 1359; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Read his articles and you see a common thread - anything that trashes google or android and he'll post it in the most negative light possible.
Heck he used to trash MS all the time but since they are enemies of Google now, he's on their side.
24. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
ugh, and you just feel you can be smart by being negative :/ Dilger could be way better than you
51. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Dude, at least do the research on that guy, he seems to be requiring mental help according to the popular consensus of him through many peers.
5. sprockkets (Posts: 1359; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Hey, know what all those people on iphones and ipads were shopping for?
7. Pancholo (Posts: 377; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)
Maybe this just means that people in iOS devices feel more comfortable with throwing their personal information on the internet through a mobile device.
Nawww, I kid.
25. superduper (Posts: 151; Member since: 20 Oct 2013)
Google is better at collecting your personal information: reading your emails (Gmail), knowing your social life (Google+), viewing your photos (Picasa/Google+), what you watch (Youtube), what interests you (Search), your credit card details (Wallet)...
27. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
+1 They also just got sacked by the Dutchhttp://www.slashgear.com/googl
44. sprockkets (Posts: 1359; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Do you know the meaning of the word "sacked"?
Nothing in that article is even remotely true.
61. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
for the record I do know the meaning of sacked. My bad for speaking for the Dutch but they are planning on imposing sanctions. but wait... google how the french have handled a ton of these issues
9. zekes (Posts: 213; Member since: 14 Aug 2012)
Phone Arena are you really trying to put android fanboys in a coma
47. Long1 (banned) (Posts: 399; Member since: 18 May 2013)
They serve for keeping APPL stock pyramid .
And prevent small share holders like you, of selling, - until Apple make the huge buy-back from the big share holders.
57. bucky (Posts: 1574; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)
Yep it's one giant conspiracy with all those websites out there.
48. joey_sfb (Posts: 3231; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Android users are not a bit affected by who buy more stuff. Apple user should make use of Apple gift card to get more Apple gadgets. Perfect timing to buy.
10. TwentyWendy (banned) (Posts: 65; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)
They made the right choice, happy black Friday to them :3
52. Finalflash (Posts: 1903; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Man you people need to actually read the article.
11. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
LoL. This is an article about what OS was used to do the most online shopping and people see it as a victory for one team and a loss for the other. That's just because Android users know there are better online deals on Cyber Monday than Black Friday. Black Friday is an in store day. Those last 2 sentences were completely jokes. Who cares what OS did more mobile shopping. Doesn't prove market share or anything.
20. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Hate to break it to you but it's not 'what OS' it's about what devices were being used, the whole experience brosephine
63. N.Reynolds (Posts: 257; Member since: 15 Feb 2011)
Hate to break it to me? No you are trying to be smart. And no its not about any specific devices that's why the article only mentions 2 specific devices and that happens only once which happens to be an iPhone and an iPad. Besides an iPod those are the only devices that run iOS. If you are trying to say shopping online is a better experience on an iOS device than on an Android device you are just talking stupid because most of those purchases are bought through the web browser which the experience then would mostly rely on the browser itself not the OS and the only exclusive browser is safari. I know most iOS users use safari but I doubt all are using Safari.
19. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
haha, butthurt you can spell 'only' :P
13. AfterShock (Posts: 2968; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)
Omg, this could only mean my choice of mobile is not worthy.
I prefer instant gratification of a local purchase over online maybe...
It means I use a PC instead.
It means very little to anyone other then mobile advertisers to whom they gear sales to.
That in fact would make me feel targeted more then I am in my chosen camp.
Regardless, I see ifans chest thumping like this means something important to them, smh.
15. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Half of the iFans are chest thumping because they think this article is about what mobile devices were bought the most, lol.
18. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
You also think that brings you any change in what the stats say? heck, noone can get that one wrong. Moses in the weeds, get a clue.
26. darkkjedii (Posts: 12620; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
No they don't, they/we know exactly what the article is stating. We also know you're being typical Snig...rain on any positive apple news in any way shape, or form you can.
29. darkkjedii (Posts: 12620; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
There's a difference between being the "source", and being the "target" of 82% of the mobile shopping Snig.
30. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I wasn't raining on anything. It is impressive that Apple's got people in such a money spending mood around their products that they're also compelled to use their devices to spend tons of money.
However, there were clearly at least a few comments made by iFanboys here indicating they thought that the story was about 82 percent of all mobile devices SOLD on Black Friday being iOS devices.
64. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
listen Snig, you're going about it the wrong way. Say maybe it's not black friday and it's easier to use numbers while couponing I mean there's no better way to do it.
16. robinlim85 (Posts: 85; Member since: 03 May 2013)
this statistic very well describe what android user usually are - cheap users that won't spend a cent supporting software developer and like to feasting on cracked pirated software
21. Sniggly (Posts: 7182; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
This is about physical items being bought online, Numbskull.
22. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
Take it easy you do know what he means don't you?
39. tedkord (Posts: 5263; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
We know what he means - he means to troll Android users with the same stereotyping bulls**t rabid iFans pull out every time.
17. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
iOS users have larger families and are
more generous or Androiders are hermits
54. SleepingOz (unregistered)
Cool story bro, here a cookie for you..
58. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
meh, eat your cookie or whatever. If the shoe fits then lace that b*!ch up
62. Username. (banned) (Posts: 74; Member since: 25 Nov 2013)
Really iUsers, iFans, Apple users line up for a 2 years old feautres. Apple tells them it's the latest. How dump is that, comparing it to being rich or poor? I'd rather be poor and have brains.
Is that why even dustbin cleaners own iPhones. And you call it for the rich... lmao. If you wana show off, buy a Vertu or Nokias Arte range phones, not iPhones.....
70. androiphone20 (Posts: 1521; Member since: 10 Jul 2013)
dustbin cleaners? what's that someone who cleans the bin?...and its 'dumb' not 'dump' looks to me you don't really qualify as a brainy :/