Report says Apple iPhone 5/iPhone 5s were the most used iPhone models in the U.S. during Q4 2015

Report says Apple iPhone 5/iPhone 5s were the most used iPhone models in the U.S. during Q4 2015
Device Atlas' comprehensive report for the fourth quarter of 2015 reveals that based on the amount of web traffic, the Apple iPhone 5 combined with the Apple iPhone 5s were the most used iPhone models in the U.S. from October through the end of last year. That was followed by the Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

That was the case throughout much of the world. While the Apple iPhone 6s and Apple iPhone 6s Plus combination was next in the U.S., in most European countries the Apple iPhone 4 and Apple iPhone 4s were used to generate more web traffic than the most current iPhone models. In the states and overseas, the Samsung Galaxy S5 was the most widely used of Samsung's Android powered handsets, topping the Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge in the amount of web traffic it was responsible for.

Based on web traffic, iOS use gained in the U.S. during the first three quarters of last year, before having a flat fourth quarter. Android web traffic on the other hand, declined from January through September. For the period starting in October and running through December, Android web traffic in the U.S. was flat. From the beginning of the year through the end of 2015, the percentage of mobile web generated by iOS rose 4.86% over the previous year. Android users were responsible for 4.68% less web traffic during the 12 months from 2014 to 2015.

According to Device Atlas, Apple accounted for 57.35% of U.S. smartphone sales in the fourth quarter. Samsung was next with 10.36% of sales. Verizon (8.27%) and AT&T (4.31%) were third and fourth, respectively. With 3.71% of Q4 U.S. smartphone sales, LG was fifth.

Mobile safari was the top browser in the states during the fourth quarter, carrying 55.98% of mobile web traffic in the U.S. during the period. Chrome was next, carrying 38.31% of the mobile web load in Q4. The Android Browser was responsible for 3.86% of mobile web traffic during the three months, while IE Mobile delivered 1.01% of mobile internet traffic. That left Firefox (.47%) and UC Browser (.06%) at the bottom.

Check out a number of interesting graphs containing oodles of information by clicking on the slideshow below.

source: DeviceAtlas

Related phones

iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A6, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1440 mAh
  • OS iOS 10.x
iPhone 5s
  • Display 4.0 inches
    1136 x 640 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.2 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A7, 1GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 1570 mAh
  • OS iOS 12.x



29. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

I agree not much worth upgrading. Iphone 5s is still reliable right size, easy to carry and not bulky to carry. If you aren't into much high tech geek stuff you will be fine with this phone.

21. cncrim

Posts: 1590; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

I found i6/i6s is perfect size, i6+/i6s+ too big. I still have 2 4inches iphone and everytime I go back to it my eyes hurt from read small text.

20. Hashed unregistered

give me an iphone 5se that looks like the 5s, with bigger battery and internals of 6s, and it'll be my first iphone. the 5s had killer looks.

17. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

To the op. Do you realize how many iPhone 5/5S models are out there?

12. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

The 5S is the best iPhone Apple ever made. What they should have done for the iPhone 6 was make that exact design bigger. There and then for the 6S, curve the corners, like this recent iPhone 7 render we have been seeing lately. The present 6 models are nice, but boring. It's a flat voting rounded corners flat piece of metal with a cutout for the display. It is not an in ovation concept. The iPhone 4 and 5 models, look like they actually tried to think about the looks. Especially the 5S which is their only good looking model with the 4s behind it. This is likely what the 5SE is about, but it's too small. The ads should be 4.7" with a rounded model being the 6 model. 4" is just to small. Why not 4.3 or 4.5?

14. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

Apple's ip5s is the very best. Even me I was an owner, even though I deeply, purely dislike Apple as a company, but thier products are good. Awaiting for the iP5se. Really looking forward to buying it.

27. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I've never said Apple doesn't make good products. It's just for the money they have made and will make, they should be much better. They got a heads tart on everyone and 2 years later they were basically history. Same as they had a 5 year heads tart with a consumer grade computer and 5 years later Microsoft propelled IBM ahead of them as if Apple wasn't even an issue. The iPhone should be better. Such features like fast wireless charging, and more should have been on their phone first? Why doesn't the iPhone have a heart rate sensor? It vould, it should. If Apple was really trying to get into that game an actually compete. They aren't really trying to compete when you offer half-assed alternatives to what others are doing.

11. darkkjedii

Posts: 31798; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No wonder they wanna do a new 4 incher.

10. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2289; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Good News for Apple. They will have the biggest upgrade from 5S and 6 and 6 Plus than any phone in history. The Samsung S7 will be an after thought after 30 days and will pick up more momentum once they go on sale for Black Friday and Xmas this year.

1. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Off topic comment: I used an iPad charger for my iPhone 6s Plus and instead of finishing 165 minutes on its stock charger, it finished 126 minutes with an iPad charger lol! Geeky af ladies and gentlemen

2. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

The ipad has a higher amperage

3. myawan

Posts: 7; Member since: Apr 19, 2013

Do you call it geeky stuff? O I see you are an apple user...........

7. monoke

Posts: 1209; Member since: Mar 14, 2015

lol. Ease up on the young lad. Remember... he was only able to change his wallpaper and put pretty icons in folders a couple of iterations ago. Have some pity.

9. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

yeah right, 2 hour charging is so mindblown, lol

8. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

Are u trying to it make me less of a human being if I use an Apple product? Or a dumb bitch with no life? News flash honey, I am an Android user too, heck I use both of them and I ain't got no regrets

25. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

sabihin mo sa kanila girl. may mga isang pulutong ng mga bobo fanboys sa magkabilang panig. ginagawa nila hayaan silang gumaralgal ang iyong hawla. Gusto ko kung paano mo sinabi sa kanila off. magandang trabaho pretty lady.

26. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Now watch the fan boys who can't read this, copy the text to see what I said to you. Lol. Kababayan

30. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

HAHAHA! grabe kabayan pala, uy friend bawas bawasan mo naman mga haba ng comments mo, tuwi nalang pag sa post nakikita ko mga comment mo ang hahaba parang libro na yung comment mo lol! anyways, suggestion ko lang naman yun pero kung dun ka masaya ano magagawa ko, salamat sa suporta :D

31. chloebaby

Posts: 6; Member since: Nov 13, 2015

That's because most of the world speaks English!

32. S.R.K.

Posts: 678; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

What language is that? Techie.

18. another1

Posts: 157; Member since: Dec 25, 2015

Now the joke is on you and everybody who liked your stupid comment. He's an Apple user and an Android user.

23. greyarea

Posts: 267; Member since: Aug 14, 2015

You're person who says the comics joke isn't funny because the comic is lying about the circumstance under which the joke is told. I think the jokes is still chuckle worthy even if somewhat mean and not 100% accurate. It's worlds more clever than most copy/paste apple bashing. I also believe the person you are kindly coming to the defense of is a lady. But don't worry that doesn't mean the jokes on you.

19. T-rex unregistered

Please be gentle on him. he will grow up some day ;)

22. iushnt

Posts: 3182; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

and destroy your battery soon..

24. legiloca

Posts: 1676; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

I am half agree and disagree on this one, hence phone batteries do degrade whether or not u use a fast charger so meh..

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