For the past several years, iPhone users have been driving a huge chunk of mobile web traffic. Despite Android’s rapid growth and marked increases in market share, the iPhone still accounts for 46% of all mobile web traffic. 43% of this traffic belongs to the first five generations of iPhone, while the iPhone 5 accounts for 3%.
• iPhone 5: 3 percent
• Other iPhones: 43 percent
• Samsung Galaxy S3: 2 percent
• Other Samsung phones: 15 percent
• Non-Samsung Android: 34 percent
• BlackBerry: 2 percent
• Windows Phone: 1 percent
Samsung has some impressive numbers, too, pushing 17% of mobile web traffic – 2% belonging specifically to the Galaxy S III. That puts Apple and Samsung’s flagship mobile devices in very close proximity to one another. The iPhone 5 has been available for far less time than the SIII, however, and it has already beaten the SIII in web traffic, which leads me to believe the two won’t be so close for much longer.
Chitika‘s findings are not sorted by OS, however, so it’s hard to know for sure what the total of traffic from Android devices is. If you add SIII, “Other Samsung Phones,” and non-Samsung Android, you get 51%, but it’s unclear whether “Other Samsung Phones” also includes the company’s non-Android offerings (of which there are hundreds of different models).
BlackBerry holds a minuscule 2%, while Windows Phone squanders its potential in last place with only 1%. It’s hard to believe that all the BlackBerry users combined don’t use mobile internet as much as just iPhone 5 users.
Do you guys think other OEMs will ever catch up to Apple in mobile web traffic? Or is Safari just far too enjoyable as a mobile internet browser?