Data shows that Alaska has the highest iPhone usage rate in the U.S.

Data shows that Alaska has the highest iPhone usage rate in the U.S.
Online ad network Chitika compiled hundreds of millions of ad impressions between December 25th and December 31st of last year, and used this data in an attempt to figure out which states have the highest percentage of iPhone users based on app traffic. Chitika discovered that looking at raw population figures and the geography of a state have nothing to do with how many iPhone users reside in a given state. In fact, iPhone usage for a particular state is seemingly dependent on population density and average income.

Alaska leads the way as 65.5% of the state's smartphone app traffic came from the iPhone during those few days in December. Montana (60.1%) and Vermont (59.4%) were next. New Mexico had the lowest percentage of smartphone app traffic coming from the iPhone at 40.5%. 56.2% of New York's smartphone app traffic came from the iPhone between December 25th and 31st last year, while the percentage for California was 53.3%.

One month after the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus were launched last September, nearly 80% of the new iPhone models purchased in the U.S. were bought by white males. 60% of the buyers made over $75,000 a year.

We've chopped up the data from each state into easier to digest pieces for your viewing pleasure. Simply click on the slideshow below! We do need to point out that some of the states were mislabeled by Chitika on the map reproduced in the slideshow.


source: Chitika via CNN, CultofMac, RedmondPie

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47 Comments

1. Busyboy

Posts: 731; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Done yet PA?

13. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Don't read the article?

20. Gp_Customs

Posts: 269; Member since: Jan 14, 2015

Everyone has the rights to express their thoughts and feelings.

42. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Your point?

44. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That its none of your business?

58. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

Haha he told you!!

50. meanestgenius

Posts: 22085; Member since: May 28, 2014

That is the point. You tell him not to read the article, and yet you troll every BlackBerry article. How about you don't read BlackBerry articles, then? Practice what you preach and stop being a hypocrite.

59. Mxyzptlk unregistered

How about you stop being salty.

60. meanestgenius

Posts: 22085; Member since: May 28, 2014

How about you stop being a troll and a hypocrite?

61. sgodsell

Posts: 7369; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I feel sorry for those poor frozen bugger's. There frozen brains don't know that there is much better devices out there then iPhones.

2. TimCook

Posts: 450; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

Sarah Palin loves iPhones, And so does Phonearena..

10. iOSLMFAO

Posts: 290; Member since: Dec 15, 2014

1) Sarah Phailin is also one of the dumbest tw@ts to ever hold office 2) iPA is paid and sponsored by apple, so.....duh

24. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

iPA ? You mad bruh ? Just because of your own personal hatred of Apple doesn't mean this site is iPA

12. GeekMovement unregistered

That's interesting, living in Seattle, almost everyone I know has the iPhone. I'd say at least 75%+ (probably more) of the people I've met owns one and swears by Apple products like the iPad & Macs (soon watches). They have never considered trying other mobile platforms.

27. Mercedes-Benz

Posts: 403; Member since: Jan 18, 2015

Try should try other platforms and see what works best for them . Personally I has tried windows Linux and Mac on deskops , Symbian iOS , android on phones and I like iOS more because of the Apple ecosystem and its snappiness

32. GeekMovement unregistered

I think most of them are looking nowhere else because of the same reasons (good apps, simplicity, & design of hardware + software). They're quite satisfied with the iPhone, so even when I tried showing them android and windows OS, they had zero interest. Got a feeling that some of my family will be switching to iPhones too. They're not very tech-savvy (Galaxy S III confuses the mother lol), but interestingly she seems to work with the iPad alright so I suppose an iPhone would be easier for her. It's odd because the functions are quite similar, such as unlocking, texting, calling, etc. but I guess design really does have a big part in making a UI look much more simple.

46. Kakarotto

Posts: 255; Member since: Dec 07, 2010

"I like iOS more because of the Apple ecosystem" Wow. Every Android user hates this "ecosystem" because it's closed one and you can't do many things on it that you can do on Android. For example, files copying. On iPhone you need this cancer iTunes and you can't play flac files. On Android - 0 restrictions. It's just one of the many things.

49. darkkjedii

Posts: 31065; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Then use android! See how simple that was?

19. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Nah this actually makes sense. The iPhone is a solid phone that rarely has any problems. Androids on the other hand can be a lil bit fiesty. I am going to go out on a limb and guess that there isnt much by way of tech support in alaska so it would make more sense to own a phone that is that competent and has a low risk of running into problems.

34. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

The US is not the world. FACT!

41. Tazer2365

Posts: 52; Member since: Jul 28, 2012

Here at my university, UCI, 90% of the student population owns an iPhone. It's very incredible!

52. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

All smoke screens, iphone may be popular in your hamlet, but world prefers Android hands down. Next issue from the fashionistas??

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