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AdMob: iPhone accounts for 50% of global mobile traffic

By Matthew ยท 28 replies
Nov 24, 2009
  1. According to figures from AdMob, Apple's iPhone now accounts for half or more of the mobile traffic in the US, UK and globally. This is the first monthly mobile ad trends report from AdMob since it agreed to be acquired by Google earlier this month for $750 million in stock.

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  2. paynetrain007

    paynetrain007 TS Enthusiast Posts: 92   +10

    Apple continues to sell to the masses of people willing to give more money then a product is worth.
  3. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 3,294   +1,747

    It just goes to show that with a good marketing scheme, an original product and a bit of you become the leader of the market although you're just the new guy in town.
  4. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Posts: 399

    I don't get how people like the iPhone so much, texting on that thing is absolutely nightmareish. But oh well.
  5. Deso

    Deso TS Rookie Posts: 124

    I have the same problem, my fingers are to big for it :(
  6. swilllx2p

    swilllx2p TS Rookie Posts: 127

    I would personally love to have one. I don't much care for apple at all but even I think the things looks really cool. I think they have a really really good advertising campaign going for them with it that helps a lot with these numbers. The price however, is out of my range at the moment for phones.
  7. tonylukac

    tonylukac TS Evangelist Posts: 1,376   +72

    Glad my mother owns a little AT&T stock.
  8. I love my iphone , i do hate ATT. And what i have found out about the people that bash on the iphone, is that they can't afford one. And they tend to buy something that is a knock off. The only i regret is the damn service from ATT
  9. Rick

    Rick TS Evangelist Posts: 4,512   +65

    Paynetrain007, you do realize that being an Apple troll is possibly even worse than being an Apple fanboy, right?

  10. Xclusiveitalian

    Xclusiveitalian TS Evangelist Posts: 782   +163

    I have anItouch and besides the free $25 gift card I got with it I don't buy anything I just take the free apps. Peoplelove those apps, there simple, cheap, and soemtimes very addiciting and always right in the palm of your hand. Also its smaller than a DS or PSP and its games are way cheaper. Itouch games appeal to childern-adults alike, a win-win.
  11. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,341

    This number surprised me a bit, I could see cell phones accounting for half of the traffic but iPhones alone shocked me.

    I think the that its a good solid product with a good screen and great app support. And the numbers prove that most people think that way too.
  12. LazyNinja

    LazyNinja TS Rookie Posts: 16

    It's interesting in that the Iphone accounts for only 18% of the platform sales yet it makes up half of the data traffic. Normally I'd think the platform with the most units out there would have the highest traffic but I guess in this case the Iphone is so dependent on data that it takes a larger share than the competition.
  13. saintbodhisatva

    saintbodhisatva TS Rookie Posts: 59

    Good Point, maybe the other platforms are just more Data Efficient than the iPhone. But right now, Id say its really because of the type of people (i.e. the iPhone target market) that actually buy and use the iPhone.
  14. ET3D

    ET3D TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,645   +304

    I think that as a media/browsing device the iPhone is better than most other smartphones, largely due to its screen, and that translates to more traffic.
  15. Nirkon

    Nirkon TS Enthusiast Posts: 202

    This is great actually, it shows that the Iphone has grown but
    has room for more growth, and I have a few IPhone applications in mind for the US,
    so I'm taking up Objective-C :)
  16. Hyperian

    Hyperian TS Rookie Posts: 25

    lol and you wonder why ATT service sucks. they will so crash and burn if iphone ever comes out on other carriers if they dont manage to fix their image.
  17. ajickes

    ajickes TS Rookie

    It's amazing how the iPhone grew to dominate the market. Half a decade ago it seemed like Symbian devices were the biggest craze.
  18. yangly18

    yangly18 TS Rookie Posts: 187

    I'm going to get the android when I can. The idea of touch screen is nice, but as a few above have said its not the nicest for texting. In general I don't like apple with the exception of itunes/ipod, only because this was the first mp3 player I owned and I'm so used to it that's what I've been using. I would never get one of their computers, and I most certianly will not buy an overpriced phone from them. I've seen articles for iphone rip offs from japan that sell for $100, and they do the same exact thing, just without the apple logo on it.
  19. I don't understand people.

    Have you tried sending a text on it? It's impossible to do without looking at the thing. I like the physical feel of buttons, being able to text whilst doing other things at the same time. iPhone users are screwed if they try sending a text for help when at gunpoint.

    They are a ridiculous price too, why go and blow that amount of money on a slab of metal when you can get something that works just as good or better for half the price?

    The App adverts are the worst adverts minus Go Compare adverts. I'm a UK citizen and there are about 5 of them on within two hours. They've become boring. They were great at the start, all sleek and new, but now, it's just repetitive.

    They all look the same! Well the three same colours, Black, white and silver, you can't distinguish each others device when they're turned off. Ok you can get an etching on the back of it but I don't actually know anyone that has done. Sure you can jailbreak it, make it yours, but when the damn thing is turned off, you have no idea!

    I am an Apple fan, I'm a product designer and Apple are a brilliant and smart company, and I do own an iPhone, but I don't use it. How can you upgrade an iPhone? What happens when the battery goes, or you crack the screen. Taking into mind the state of waste at the moment in time, reverse engineering has been taken out the picture completely. My screen on my old phone cracked, I ordered a new one, took apart my phone, fitted the new screen and continued to use it like normal. Sure Apple are doing their bit with the first 'eco-friendly' MacBook, but seriously, the iPhone causes more problems than it's worth.

    What I don't understand either is why Sony Ericsson isn't on this list? The majority of my friends own one, I own two. I find their devices to be brilliant, sure their firmware sucks at times and they fail to fix the flaws, but my Sony Ericsson k800i has laster 4 years, and still works without a glitch.

    Yeah I rant alot, don't get me wrong, the iPhone was an innovative product and state of the art, but I don't understand how Apple and it's customers have become so blind and ignorant to its faults.


  20. DJ83

    DJ83 TS Enthusiast Posts: 33

    I'm surprised that the iphone is so popular, I had to use my friends the other day, to find train times, and it took what felt like 10 times the effort to get the information compared to my nokia. I think I will stick to buttons rather than touch screen with emulated buttons.
  21. BlackIrish

    BlackIrish TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Sony Ericsson isn't posted because I rarely see any of my friends using it to browse the net - They are just not web phones (except perhaps for the new ones, like the Satio, but that one uses Symbian or Android I think).
  22. levar

    levar TS Rookie Posts: 220

    ye it is, I have a psp and an itouch you know SONY started adding minis "small games" thats what they're called most of the games I've already seen and played on my itouch like feildrunners for example; the cost was exceptionally cheaper in the app store compared to what Apple is selling at but its Nice that android is growing nicely. pretty sure its going to increase next year coming up. Of course the iPhone is dominating
  23. Fada

    Fada TS Rookie Posts: 34

    much like an internet user with unlimited bandwidth, you will invariably download a load of "crapware" under the guise of it being useful for the iphone, i prefer nokia phones myself, there just better in my opinion.
  24. manintech

    manintech TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Things are going to change very soon. Apple is going to fail completely in China, and android has a bright future there
  25. vangrat

    vangrat TS Rookie Posts: 223

    @ Guest Dan.

    I personally do not have one, but my wife does. Using hers I can say that I actually prefer not having buttons as they just take up too much space ont he phone. Sending a txt message while being at gunpoint...yeah I think most people would be a bit too freaked out to worry about txting at that point.

    The price, well actually at this point from my personal experience there really isn't much better on the market, although I am rooting for android to take the lead and be the open source king. But you are paying for what you get which is quite a lot.

    App adverts, honestly I hadn't even noticed, probably due to the fact that I tune out most adverts but now that you mention it I guess they can be a bit annoying.

    Your correct that they all look the same, but so do other models of phones...it's called getting a case, heck I have a case on my Omnia so that I know it's mine at a glance.

    I hate apple, but love the iPhone, it is a very well made device in my opionion. Yes you cannot change the battery, but then you generally don't need to. If it does go bad there are very good warranty plans with it so really you shouldn't have to worry too much.

    I havn't seen an ericson since 2003, yes your friends may own some, but the general public does not.

    Ranting is good, and I am playing devils advocate, however I thought that the iPhone was a crap product from the get go, then my wife got one and I was forced to change my opionion of it. If the Android does not take market capacity and really take off my next mobile will be an iPhone.
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