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Apple's iPhone accounts for half of all smartphone traffic worldwide

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Apple's iPhone accounts for half of all smartphone traffic worldwide
The iPhone now accounts for half of all smartphone traffic worldwide. While Apple's touchscreen device is gaining share, Symbian devices have been losing ground and now account for a quarter of such traffic across the globe. In the U.S., Apple accounts for 50% of smartphone traffic as well. The latest data includes information up through the end of October. Android models had picked up share in the two month period through the end of last month, growing from 7% to 11% of world traffic. In the U.S., Android accounts for 20% of smartphone traffic due mostly to the laumch of a number of new models using the open source OS, and sold on different carriers. While the HTC Magic, myTouch 3G and the HTC Hero have helped Android gain share, the launch of the Motorla DROID on November 6th has led to the phone capturng 24% of Android traffic in just the first 12 days of being released. That should help the OS pick up more share in the U.S. and overseas (where the phone is known as the MILESTONE) in the next survey when the data from the handset will be included.

On the downside, both the BlackBerry OS and Windows Mobile saw its share of smartphone traffic decline 1% to 7% and 3% respectively. The Palm OS was halved from 4% to 2% On the 'Berry OS, the leading device in traffic is the 2 year old BlackBerry 8300 Curve series which generates 44% and the Pearl 8100 accounts for 16%. As for Symbian devices, the four year old Nokia N70 is responsible for the most smartphone traffic followed by the N95. The Touch Pro generates the most smartphone traffic of Windows Mobile devices followed by the Touch.

source: electronista

Apple's iPhone accounts for half of all smartphone traffic worldwide
Apple's iPhone accounts for half of all smartphone traffic worldwide

Apple's iPhone accounts for half of all smartphone traffic worldwide



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:44

1. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


go iphone

posted on 23 Nov 2009, 16:26

2. cj100570 (Posts: 204; Member since: 12 May 2009)


Um, yeah, not so much. The above study has a fatal flaw;http://www.pcworld.com/article/182886/iphone_hogs_half_of_worlds_mobile_data_not_really.html?tk=rss _main

posted on 23 Nov 2009, 16:40

3. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


yeah, that does change things. I was a little doubtful at first anyways. I thought that 7% and 3% were a little low for blackberry and windows. But still, I'm pretty sure its somewhere up there. Maybe not in the 50s, but somewhere in the 30s or 40s. This is from the website you posted : "AdMob also doesn't measure traffic outside of its network, so if you check your e-mail, watch a video on YouTube, or visit Craiglist through your mobile phone, those uses don't show up in the metrics." - the iphone's internet browser and youtube application are one of the most used features on the phone though, so if this data was included in the metrics, they would probably be in Apple's (and Android's) favor.

posted on 23 Nov 2009, 17:21

4. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i'm glad the dorid is doing very well.

posted on 23 Nov 2009, 19:24

5. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


No wonder VZW is so desperate to see the Iphone on their obsolete network.......but the fanboys have to wait at least to 2012....!!!

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 09:37

11. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


there you go agian dogsh*t bashing up on us vzw customers. a even if that piece of crap iphone gets to verizon i wouldnt buy that crap i rather go with an htc than an apple by the way droid is a much betterphone if you comment back saying is not you obviously havent tried one out for more than 3 days

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 09:51

12. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i agree.

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 10:26

13. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


I keep getting you guys confused. At first I thought you agreed to your own comment.

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 10:48

15. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Why u get mad when somebody say something against VZW, u as a paid fanboy do the same and worst, so stop bitching and watch more people leave the obsolete redneck network for a so called " inferior network" by you lol lol lol, and BTW droid is not better than the Iphone swallow it fanboy I know it hurt for ya jejeje....!!!!!

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 15:15

19. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


dogshi* you must be an iphone asslicker or something. BTW explain how verizons network is obsolete? oh and yeah i wrote this comment with my motodroid! hehe

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 16:07

21. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Is obsolete because uses CDMA.....can u read this now...??? good maybe....lol....I wrote this using my Iphone the fanboys wet dream bu with much better user interface....motorola only makes good ptt phones the rest is garbage......!!!!

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 16:31

22. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


your lame. the motodroid is far from garbage obviously you havent bin around one and i guess wont be around one anytime soon cuz your on that AT&T+IPHONE=GAYSHIT

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 19:44

23. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Gayshit jajajaja.....!!! Dude......!!! Really to be honest i enjoy havin discussion with the paid fanboys like ya, u guys are very funny....and speaking about the droid, is a good handset but is overrated, still can't compare to the iphone, if the other cellphone maker wants to beat the iphone they got to create their own game, they wont have any success trying to knock off the iphone with the same stuff.....!!!!

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 23:48

24. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


well the droid is definitly an iphone killer imo...what is up with you and your wetdreams buddy!?

posted on 25 Nov 2009, 01:50

25. DOGIEFRESH (Posts: 302; Member since: 15 Jul 2009)


Unfortunally for VZW....droid have no chance against the Iphone, the only cellphone able to beat the iphone is th LG bl40 of course with a huge subside in the states and a complete network made up like Telus or Bell to HSPA....in other words not gonna happen at this time around....!!!! Ohhh the wet dreams is kinda like every fanboy like you to see one day the iphone with the VZW logo , that will end years of frustration and desperation...!!!!

posted on 23 Nov 2009, 21:33

6. phoneguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)


This is total BS, where are the real numbers? Maybe, just maybe if Apple had many different models on all carriers worldwide, similar to the other fruit(BB) this might be true. More enterprises rely on BlackBerry than the I-phone, this article is biased and Not factual.

posted on 23 Nov 2009, 22:14

7. tuminatr (Posts: 656; Member since: 23 Feb 2009)


just like everything else that the marketing machine called Apple says. Partial truth with a huge exaggeration that we aren't to question apple or one of there supporters says it so its fact, what were you thinking !!!

posted on 23 Nov 2009, 23:32

8. Kiltlifter (Posts: 742; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Wow... no wonder AT&T's data sucks so bad... granted that is worldwide usage... but still.

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 08:36

9. Man_of_God (Posts: 32; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


I use both an iPhone and a BB. I average 500Mb/month on iPhone and 100Mb/month on BB. This is not to be a statical norm, however, I definitely use more data on my iPhone. My iPhone is personal and the BB is for business. The thing that is important to realize is that BB compresses data to limit how it impacts any carriers network. This also translates to fantastic battery life. The iPhone accesses the internet as though it were a PC and not a mobile device. I think this is why we see the huge differences in data consumption.

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 09:06

10. remixfa (Posts: 13902; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


tis a nugget of truth. also realize that most iphone users are idiots who spend most of the day watching the latest fat kid make a fool of himself on youtube, which causes alot of data pull. It doesnt mean they are using their phones more, just they are doing more data sensitive things. I can read foxnews for an hour on my android device, or some tween can be watching the latest fagpire Twilight trailors on his iphone... who do u think pulls more data? its amazing though, androidcentral has graphs up too, and it shows android in 2nd place with WW data usage. guess sites just like to use whatever graphs make them the happiest. Concidering anroid has been out for barely a year and on the smallest national carrier in the US until last month, id say thats pretty big. iphone has been worldwide for 3 years now so of course its going to have the bigger following. also proving that most people are idiots. lol.

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 10:31

14. E.N. (Posts: 2224; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


The iPhone had only been out for a little over two years. Get your facts right. And it seems like you're a little but over generalizing. I'm actsually seeing a lot more kids with blackberrys and Android devices now, since they are getting much more cheaper.

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 12:22

18. vzw fanman (Posts: 1971; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


i still think the iphone is a kids toy :-).....silly rabbit dicks are for chicks.

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 15:17

20. vzwman (Posts: 385; Member since: 26 Oct 2009)


man the iphone is for ages 17 and under

posted on 25 Nov 2009, 17:36

26. Man_of_God (Posts: 32; Member since: 27 Jan 2009)


The topic of this article is which smartphone uses more data, not who uses what smartphone more. I have used BB since before it had voice when the Skytel 2way pager and the Palm 7 where the only email push devices. I will always keep a BB because it has proved to be reliable and to be a workhorse. I have a great vantage point in having personally used each one of the operating systems and having personally used Nokia, Palm, RIM, LG, Motorola, HTC, Samsung, and Apple products as smartphones. So, my perspective is one of an objective observer who has used these devices and operating systems versus being a carrier loyalist. I remember meeting with a RIM Account manager right before iPhone launch and they swore that they would never go in the direction making a touchscreen device. Their rationale was the screen often needs replacing and it isn't durable. Sales and results often sway the pendulum. I know we often think our perspective is everyones reality.

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 11:51

16. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)


i've read about 3 different articles that say verry different things. i don't think the data here is supported. i'm not iphone bashing at all nor am i supporting any other OS by saying so.

posted on 24 Nov 2009, 11:54

17. AZNphoneGeek (Posts: 200; Member since: 15 May 2009)


ah BTW, in the US, ATT could not support that much data usage on their network. from a technical standpoint, verizon and sprint have a superior footprint and bandwith capabilities. it just isn't possible. iphone claim... FAIL!

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