The Apple iPhone accounted for more than half of North American smartphone web traffic last month

The Apple iPhone accounted for more than half of North American smartphone web traffic last month
Over half of the smartphone web traffic generated last month in North America, came from those using the Apple iPhone. That is the latest data from mobile ad network Chitika. Based on millions of ad impressions generated from July 1st through July 28 on Chitika's network, Apple's iPhone was responsible for 52.3%  of the smartphone web traffic on the continent. That was down from the 52.5% of the traffic that iOS was responsible for during the time period starting on February 1st, and ending on February 28th of this year.

Samsung was next, with users of its branded handsets accounting for 26.4% of smartphone web traffic in North America from July 1st through the 28th. That was up from the 25.2% slice of the pie that the manufacturer owned back in February. While Apple still has a substantial lead over its rival, it has been cut a bit from 27.3 percentage points to 25.9 percentage points.

BlackBerry saw its 1% share of North American smartphone web traffic in February, cut in half for July. The next worst performance came from HTC. The latter's phones made up 3% of the smartphone web traffic in July, down from 3.4% in February, Chitika blamed problems that both manufacturers have had "gaining traction" with their latest flagship handsets. As we told you this morning, HTC saw its revenues decline sharply in July, led by slowing sales of its flagship model.

LG's new flagship, the LG G3, is said to be responsible for the gain in LG's share of North American smartphone web traffic from 4.6% in February to 4.8% last month. That was enough to put the manufacturer in third place, behind Samsung, but ahead of Motorola.

More than half of the North American Smartphone mobile web traffic in July came from the Apple iPhone

More than half of the North American Smartphone mobile web traffic in July came from the Apple iPhone


source: Chitika via AppleInsider

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45 Comments

1. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The iPhone is bank. It's not the king of the hill anymore, it shares that distinction with the note 3. The 6 will be quite the jump though.

3. Furbal unregistered

Really hope the Note 4 has something to impress. the S5 is boring this week...moved back to the 1520 now that it has Cyan.

5. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

True the s5 did nothing for me, wasn't blown away by the 5s either though. Samsung and Apple have stagnated to me, they both gotta up the ante this year.

10. Furbal unregistered

I was smitten with the M8 for a bit, its still a nice phone. For some reason I am -hating- the way it feels in the hands. Maybe its the edges but it is so damn hard to hold comfortably. Its gorgeous, sounds amazing, screen is nice and i love sense, but i hate carrying it around. My gophone 635 is proving pretty nice for a cheap knock around.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Never got to really use the M8, my best friend raves about his. How was it for you?

18. Furbal unregistered

Speakers,screen,build quality and overall feel is amazing. Sense is fast and more logical in its layout compared to touchwiz (for me atleast s5/tab pro 8.4 owner right now). I actually get complaints about it being too loud which is a good thing for a phone. Charges fast, amazing battery life (you can drop it down to 3g if you want, this feature is removed on my s5, except through the hidden menu. LTE is low in my area so it drains battery). I end the work day at 75% some days..... Camera is actually plenty good for facebook/sharing. The blur feature works nice. I've gotten some of my best shots using the M8 and Nexus 5 which both have 'bad' cameras. I just hate holding it, and its a shame to use a case on it to thicken out the edges to make it more comfortable. (Have a D Brand carbon fiber wrap on it to keep it from scratching)

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hell, it sounds top notch. My first experience with HTC, was the original Hero with the chin lol. I had the white one back in 08, or 09. Bough it unlocked thru a 3rd party retailer. Only had edge data in the states, so no mms.

6. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

It's amazing that Nokia is even on the list, and not in other... .......... Anyways.. Did you get update 1 yet? Because these Live Folders are awesome!. They really take the WP start screen concept to another level.. Supreme job on MS's part..

8. HASHTAG unregistered

darkkjedii owns a Windows Phone (not trying to bash you or anything, jedii)? Thought he was only a iPhone and Samsung user. I downloaded the update, but having a hard time finding the Live Folders. How do you view it?

13. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

17. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I have my wife's old HTC 8x, honestly haven't updated it to the latest version, so I can't say. I play with it here and there, but I'm more iOS and android.

19. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You can update to WP8.1, but the 8x needs some device/carrier specific drivers before you can get GDR1... Those users are pissed today because MS could've told them that last week... Nevertheless, we're still talking about unreleased software here so MS really owes us nothing...

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30786; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Do I go to MS website?

29. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

30. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Honestly, I'd just wait for it officially.. It should be coming to your device soon.. Just connect it to Wi-Fi, and check for the update periodically... I'm sure you'll probably hear something about it on Trollarena...

9. Furbal unregistered

Its loading now!

14. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

You're gonna love it.

24. HASHTAG unregistered

Just figured out how to do it, it is indeed awesome! It even looks better than iOS and Android, IMO.

7. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Yes!.. I'm looking forward to the iP6.. I really hope we can get one for my girl... She's still on the 4s, and I think she's getting jealous of my 1520 (WP8.1-1) is getting her attention.... But seriously, I don't try to sale the Lumia on her because I know how the idea of having an iPhone makes her feel, and that's ok because what it is is that I wanna play with the iP6 probably more than she does.. Lol!...

11. Furbal unregistered

If the 930 came out in Feb when the Icon was released i'd have gotten it in a heartbeat (I got the Icon and tried using it on AT&T, no MMS or I woulda kept it). That phone was my unicorn..

16. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

So, what are you using now?

2. HASHTAG unregistered

Not trying to hate or anything but this is the same news every month. Why not just make it newsworthy until another platform takes over?

20. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

This BS "news" is only to promote iphone's "superiority". In fact most of the android phones use DESKTOP MODE, that's why the puny iPhone is "the leader" here. LOL Because iPhone has NOTHING to offer , the propaganda use such dirty tricks.

35. AlikMalix unregistered

What is wrong with you? This isn't a race, it's just a survey. They don't consider iPads and iPods in this so not all iOS devices are in this survey - that should even up with Android using the Desktop Mode. And not most of android use Desktop Mode - only a few individuals - from what I've seen most consumers dont know about it. So iPhone users are using the phones a lot - why does this anger you?

4. Vexify

Posts: 570; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

Why embarrass Blackberry like that, PA. Why!? :(

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

They'll be ok.. They'll come back up.. It's not about being on the top.. It's about having that dedicated market that will never leave.... Apple has that, but I fear Samsung could loose its fan base at any time.... The bigger you are, the harder you fall, and I think Samsung's popularity is more likely to fade before Apples... Not trying to be offensive to any Samsung fans, that's just my opinion, and it's kinda true when you look at Motorola, and HTC.... I just see that entities within Android enjoy more short term popularity... I believe LG will have their turn next... It should be Sony, but like Microsoft Sony just refuses to build HUGE hype around their products... Whoever markets their products best will be next, but Samsung has just become to repetitive to continue to excite... ............. Now, that's just my opinion, so please, Samsung fans, don't be too hard on me...

27. meanestgenius

Posts: 21353; Member since: May 28, 2014

BlackBerry fan here. Probably the biggest BlackBerry fan on PA. It's an embarrassment if what they are reporting is correct. In fact, being that this info is about web traffic here in the States, it's sounds about right. Most mobile phone users here in the States do not own a BlackBerry. The ones that do are most likely on OS 7.x, and do not use that phone for web browsing as the browser on OS7.x BlackBerry's was not that good at all. If you're a BlackBerry user with a BlackBerry OS10 device, then you are most likely on desktop mode as well when using your BlackBerry. I know I am. The BB10 web browser is amazing!

22. colinkiama

Posts: 60; Member since: Nov 23, 2013

Apple will never fail, their us users are loyal as f***

31. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Well, I'd say they did a great job buy making their products as suitable for the average consumer as possible... That's why I back WP all the way... It's very good for the average consumer.. The only difference between WP's and iPhones now is Marketing!... Apple is fantastic at it, and MS sucks balls at it...

36. AlikMalix unregistered

Many of my friends, family and I know a lot about all 3 platforms (sorry BB) and somehow most are using iOS (it's not marketing). The only 3 that are using Android - one is a fan, the rest are waiting for bigger screen iPhone...

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