iPhone users love to use data, that is no question. iOS devices have been at the top of almost every mobile data usage chart released, and the report coming out today from JDSU is no different. According to the new information, the iPhone 5s comes in at using nearly 7x as much data as an iPhone 3G user (the control of the scale) in developed markets. In developing markets, though, iPhone 5s users rake in over 20x more data than iPhone 3G users.
According to Micheal Flanagan, JDSU exec, each iPhone brings more data use:
Each new generation of iPhone has resulted in increases in data consumption of between 20-40 percent — even today when data use is common. Though interestingly, users of the more economically-priced iPhone 5c consume data in the range between that of the iPhone 4s and 5 users.
As you can see from the chart above, the iPhone 5s, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, and iPhone 4s all rank above the Samsung Galaxy S4; and that doesn’t include the two iPads that made the list. Other devices also are the HTC Sensation and Sony Xperia SP on the developed market side, with the Galaxy S4 coming in 3rd in developing markets behind the iPhone 5s and iPad 3.
Something that isn’t surprising is that, according to the research, 4G users tended to use more data than those on 3G. Going hand in hand with that, the faster the carriers offered data, the more the users would end up consuming. That is most likely to be expected though. As you can see from the data, iOS users love data, again.
What do you think? How much data do you use? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.