iPhone is number one smartphone worldwide based on mobile web use

iPhone is number one smartphone worldwide based on mobile web use
According to its fourth quarter report on mobile web usage,  AdWeb says that the iPhone was responsible for 54% of all mobile web traffic in North America for the three month period. Apple's touchscreen delight also accounted for 56% of mobile internet use in Latin America, and 78% and 51% for Western and Eastern Europe respectively. In Oceania, which includes New Zealand and Australia, 92% of mobile internet use is from the iPhone. The Symbian OS remains the leader in Africa and Asia. In those locations, the iPhone is second with an 8% and 27% share. Throughout most of the world, the Symbian OS follows the iPhone in second place except for the United States. In the U.S., Symbian's share is very small and the Android OS is second with 27% of mobile web use.

In North America, the iPhone and iPod Touch were numbers one and two in usage during December with the Motorola DROID a hard charging third for all devices-second in the smartphone category. Some might consider that an amazing achievement considering that the DROID has been out only since the first week in November. Other smartphones in top ten internet usage for December (in North America) include the HTC Dream and Hero in 3rd and 4th. In 5th place was the BlackBerry 8300 Curve, followed by the Motorola Cliq, HTC Magic and the Palm Pre. The HTC DROID Eris was 9th and the Samsung Moment rounds out the top ten.

source: AdMob via electronista



1. omarc26

Posts: 360; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

well it looks like in africa and asia they prefer using symbian on nokia models more than the iphone so the iphone is not the number one smartphone worldwide like the article says it is. cause if it would been best worldwide then they would use the iphone more in those places too which they dont.

4. JackFace

Posts: 190; Member since: Nov 03, 2009

Nice Spin...

21. TheEclectic

Posts: 77; Member since: Sep 23, 2009

I hope this was done with an air of sarcasm, because if not it is one of the stupidest comments I've ever read.

2. jrcrow79

Posts: 477; Member since: May 02, 2008

go go Iphone!!!

6. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

down down with the iphone!!!

7. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009

Yeah the iPhone has bin out for how many YEARS and Droid has bin out for how many MONTHS

19. Mateo8326

Posts: 472; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

booo iphone is still #1 and will be for years to come b/c no 10year kid wants a droind but will kill for an iphone

23. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

it's because of they care about is the name, not how good the phone is. the iphone is not #1 and there are plenty phones out that beat the iphone in more ways than one.

3. theGodpapa

Posts: 181; Member since: Dec 15, 2009

this is iphonearena.com get use to bias reporting and man crushes on anything crapple related. they make articles on a new app for crying out loud !

5. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

Any other "surveys" that can be skewed to make Apple look better? I think I've seen one that says Apple is known to reduce the risk of strokes, but in all actuality, it's just because most Apple users are younger. Might I add though, it doesn't specify WHICH iPhone is being recorded, so my guess is they're using all 3 as 1 iPhone model... Isn't that just completely misleading? If you're going to use all the Apple OS phones as 1, then you have to do the same with Android, WinMo, Symbian, Web OS, etc. You can't split some up and combine others just to achieve the results you're looking for... Yet another survey that is a lie and should be thrown out.

9. Iphoneisthesuck

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

Well, I do belive the PIE chart shows the break down of OS usage worldwide. Read and look at the pictures before ranting. Thanks have have a nice day.

10. idiotwind13

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 29, 2008

I believe the point was the OS, as in Mobile Safari generating all that mobile web traffic. At that point it would be fair to group all Iphones together as the survey is also grouping all phones using any Symbian OS browser, any WinMo browser, any Android browser, etc. I am not an iPhone fan but its hard to argue that Mobile Safari has a ton of users and they use a lot of internet. Still, the Droid being third in devices already is pretty impressive.

11. WKlingbeil

Posts: 215; Member since: Dec 26, 2008

What an idiot, you ever take your own advice? Like... Ummm... Looking and reading where it says "Top Smartphones," and "Top Devices?" Moron... Oh, and how about making a less faggy username.

20. Iphoneisthesuck

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 13, 2009

I read the entire article and didnt have anything to say about it until i read your post. You wanted the OS's to be grouped by well...the OS and not the device they are one...which is shown by the PIE chart. I was merely pointing that out. I could care less what the bar graphs say or what those other comparison charts say. Im defending the PIE chart.

8. phone333

Posts: 331; Member since: Feb 04, 2009

-Oh really... I never saw that coming !!!

12. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

This article, however accurate it may be, proves only that the iPhone is more widely used to access the web. That makes perfect sense too, when you think about it, since it really made web surfing more popular than anybody else had at the time, and why wouldn't it? 3.5" touchscreen + good browser = good phone for web surfing (better than a lot of other phones like Blackberry's). Just don't look too hard at the other numbers out there, iPhone fanatics. You'll be disappointed to see that Symbian still owns them in sheer volume of devices out there. But hey, Apple's not doing too bad for three models. We'll see what the future brings for everybody.


Posts: 316; Member since: Jul 15, 2009

Is totally acurate, what happen is the Fanboys can't take that anymore, If the Iphone isn't on the 8th wonder of the world and god gift to americans network so called VZW......is pure garbage.......I hope to see the Iphone coming to VZW, I wanna watch how that internet beast destroy that obsolete CDMA network...!!!!

13. scottmbolt unregistered

Wow! Another Apple-Brown-Nose-Arena.com article about none other than how the iPhone is the best phone ever. They probably have a closet shrine in their office with iphone everything and pray to is 10 times daily.

14. Iphoneluv

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

IPHONE!!!! F.E.E.!!

15. vzwman

Posts: 385; Member since: Oct 26, 2009


18. Iphoneluv

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

IPhone!!!! F.E.E.!!!!!

16. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Well, seeing how apple has sold tens of millions of these things in the past 3yrs, if this wasn't the case, then that would be a realllll prob, right?

17. omac

Posts: 26; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I wud hav 2 agree with comments 5 n 11, although apple has 3 devices it shud hav been singled out just like the rest of devices were.Case closed.

22. Iphoneluv

Posts: 59; Member since: Nov 13, 2009

IPhone!!! F.E.E.!!!

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