Apple iPhone responsible for more than 30% of photos uploaded to Flickr this year

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Apple iPhone responsible for more than 30% of photos uploaded to Flickr this year
The rise of the smartphone, in particular the Apple iPhone, can be spotted quickly in a graph showing the origin of photos uploaded to Flickr over the years. In the beginning of 2010, the iPhone was responsible for less than 7% of the images posted on Flickr. For 2015, that figure has risen to more than 30%, putting Apple's iconic smartphone on the top of the list of the app's photo sources.

The Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 5s were the most widely used cameras in 2015, according to Flickr. Besides those two models, other iPhones in Flickr's top ten for the year include the Apple iPhone 5, Apple iPhone 4s, Apple iPhone 4 and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus. The Apple iPhone 5c was eighth with the Canon EOS 5D Mark II just ahead of it.

While the iPhone dominated the top ten, if you expand the list to the top 20 cameras employed by Flickr users this year, some Samsung devices start to appear. The manufacturer was responsible for 3.8% of photos uploaded to the app in 2015. The Samsung models that were listed in the top 20 include the Samsung Galaxy S4 (11th), Samsung Galaxy S5 (13th) and the Samsung Galaxy S III (19th). Canon cameras were responsible for 20% of Flickr uploads this year, down from a leading 37% in 2010.

As smartphone cameras become more complex and give users more control over their photos, we should see these devices continue to make up more and more of Flickr's photographs. The shares belonging to point and shoot and DSLR cameras should continue to decline.


source: Flickr via AppleInsider

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