Apple iPhone 6 was the most popular device last quarter says new report by Good Technology

Apple iPhone 6 was the most popular device last quarter says new report by Good Technology
Good Technology's Mobility-index report for the fourth quarter has some interesting revelations. The report says that led by the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus, iOS accounted for 73% of new activations in the fourth quarter of 2014. That is up from the 69% share that the platform scored in the third quarter. Android activations accounted for 25% of the total during the three month period, down from the 29% share the platform had in the third quarter. Windows Phone and Surface activations continue to represent just 1% of the total.

Keep in mind that Good Technology's numbers come from its customers, which are businesses and governments. The data used in the report came from its clients who activated five or more handsets during the quarter. Because BlackBerry uses only the BES corporate email service, the report does not offer any trends related to BlackBerry handsets.

According to the report, the Apple iPhone 6 is the most popular handset. Together with its big brother the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, the pair accounted for 30% of all smartphone activations during the last three months of 2014. The 4.7-inch iPhone 6 remains more popular than the 5.5-inch iOS phablet, capturing 77% of fourth quarter activations between the two.

Samsung dominated the Android landscape in the fourth quarter, producing nine of the top ten Android powered handsets activated during the period. The Samsung Galaxy S4 mini topped the Android activations list from October through December, with other Samsung Galaxy S4 and Samsung Galaxy S5 variants high on the list.

As you might expect, each platform had different pockets of strength. Apple's iOS was strong in industries that are regulated. For example, during the quarter Apple's mobile OS had a 95% share in the Legal industry, owned 82% of the Public Sector and 81% of the Financial industry. During the same time frame, Android captured a 45% share of phones activated in High-Tech, 39% of the handsets in Manufacturing and 35% in Transportation. The Microsoft Surface Pro 3 has helped the Surface line pick up some interest in Finance, Professional Services and Insurance. The report notes that the top three industries that "lightly" adopted Windows Phone in the quarter were Business and Professional Services, Financial Services and Manufacturing.

The report also says that Secure IM was the leading app by usage on smartphones during the fourth quarter of 2014, followed closely by Secure Browser apps. On tablets, Document Editing was on top followed by Document Access. App adoption was up 65% sequentially and 300% year-over-year.

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source: GoodTechnology



1. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

From the pdf source above: "Good Technology serves more than 6,200 organizations worldwide, including 100% of the FORTUNE 100® commercial banks, aerospace and defense firms and more than half of the other FORTUNE 100 companies. By leveraging data collected from our extensive customer base, the broad portfolio of apps supported through our Good Secure Cloud as well as third-party and custom-built apps on the Good Dynamics® Secure Mobility Platform, Good is uniquely positioned to provide insight into the adoption of new mobile apps, platforms and devices. " Wow, Blackberry beaten by Apple & Android in enterprise... With only 1% blackberry in enterprise?? I wonder what the BB-spoke-person will say in this article.

8. Alan01

Posts: 640; Member since: Mar 21, 2012

You might have missed this part of the article: " Because BlackBerry uses only the BES corporate email service, the report does not offer any trends related to BlackBerry handsets." Regards, Alan F.

28. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Ah yeah, I miss that part. I was so surprised at first by that.

29. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

You weren't surprised, you were trolling like usual. Now you're backpedaling. The jig is up, dude. You're busted in your trolling. Just quit now, and save what little face you have left.

22. meanestgenius

Posts: 22423; Member since: May 28, 2014

I wonder what you have to say, man named Jane, now that you had to get corrected in your trolling by the author of this very article. You totally overlooked the fact that Good Technology does not have access to any of BlackBerry's sales or trending information, and went right on to flat out lie. Hopefully, this will discourage you from any further trolling, but I won't hold my breath. Good is a direct competitor of BlackBerry, and I doubt that they would offer up any factual information about BlackBerry if they had access to it and it was in the positive.

2. TerryTerius unregistered

On one hand, that isn't surprising at all. I'm more curious to know what percentage of apple's record-breaking numbers came from existing iOS users upgrading vs new customers from the Android or Windows camps. On the other hand though, I'm amazed that 90% of all Android activations went to Samsung, even with their decline. It really does seem like all the other manufacturers are fighting for scraps. That makes me kind of sad, because I wish there was more pressure from within Android itself on Samsung to ensure the continued cultivation of new ideas. I don't see that happening as much if their only competition on earth is the technologically reserved titan that is Apple.

9. seven7dust unregistered

the issue is HTC screwed up with the One series, such a disappointment, maybe Sony and LG will do better this year.

17. TerryTerius unregistered

HTC failing to dethrone Samsung can't be blamed solely on the one series. Samsung has been dominating Android for 4 years now. The only manufacturer that can warrant a threat to them would be Apple. And hypothetically LG. With Samsung being almost ludicrously dominant in terms of companies people have actually heard of in the Android family, it's difficult to see them being usurped by any one company. It would most likely be a scenario in which several companies eat up part of Samsung's market share. that may happen, but either way there isn't any one Android manufacturer that is truly positioned to take out Samsung. Xiaomi is more or less confined to Asia, and that is where the vast majority of Huawei and Lenovo's phones sell as well. With Samsung actually reacting to criticisms now, it'll be even more difficult for an android competitor to do them harm when it comes to flagship sales. Midrange and lower price models may be a different story altogether though, and that's where the real pressure on Samsung is.

31. sgodsell

Posts: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

These sales are to businesses, and not consumers.

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Is this shocking to anyone? Because it isn't to me. #1 selling phone will remain #1 until it's sibling is announced.

4. NoFanboy

Posts: 300; Member since: Nov 18, 2013

Really? Who would've thought.

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Looks like lots of android phone sales end up either inside the user drawer, or just unsold inventory in carriers drawer Iphone sales less but fully sold to end users

30. sgodsell

Posts: 7533; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

The sales are to businesses and not to consumers. Android smart phone sales globally accounted for under 300 million. Its amazing how people will twist the truth.

6. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Why is this news???

7. sipha

Posts: 440; Member since: May 12, 2012

Why is this news???

10. seven7dust unregistered

cause it's about smartphones , obviously

12. hound.master

Posts: 1044; Member since: Feb 27, 2015

I just have no idea what this article is about. Every one knows Apple was the best seller.

15. Derekjeter

Posts: 1552; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

To show people who is king of sales. Remember Apple keeps the lights on in PA office.

18. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

lol you sound so butthurt saying that.

20. Derekjeter

Posts: 1552; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

I'm not butthurt at all. I love my iPhone

26. bucky

Posts: 3794; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

maybe my sarcasm detector is broken?

13. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Every quarter I guess it is the same. But who cares? I wouldn't buy one again. Android FTW

14. Derekjeter

Posts: 1552; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Thanks Captain obvious! It worries me that once Samsung is the only Android OEM their won't be that much innovation coming from Apple and Samsung

21. Derekjeter

Posts: 1552; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

What makes you think that Samsung won't be the only Android OEM? I'm speaking here in the US. Cuz I agree Xiaomi and Huawei are in Asia only. HTC is not selling well and loosing money, Sony i think wants to sell the phone division of their company and is also loosing money. LG just won't be a threat ever.

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

So let's see. Apple sold 191M phones for the whole year. Right? 75M came in one quarter. While the largest phone seller in the world, sold 330M which is about 82M per quarter. Yet somehow, Apple having one great quarter is better than a company who has sold 82M phones per quarter for 2.5 years?

24. twens

Posts: 1182; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

That's the tech community for you. It's funny, how they manage to make apple superior no matter how little of an achievement it is. Lol

27. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

330M phones.. Wow. Their profits must be through the roof. Congrats!

32. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Ask the Samsung execs who haven't been fired who had the better year. I guarantee they won't say it was Samsung. Most Android OEMs want to be Samsung or Apple, and Samsung just wants to be Apple.

25. razmahtaz001

Posts: 501; Member since: May 11, 2013

so true...i would love to see how apple would do if there were dozens of other ios oems...i wonder if apple would dominate ios the same way samsung dominate android LOL

34. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Normal, the best phone in the market will sell the most.

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