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iPhone 5 overtakes Samsung Galaxy S3 on web traffic


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The iPhone 5 is already responsible for an impressive three per cent of mobile internet traffic in the US, according to a recent report. This takes it past its main rival, the Samsung Galaxy S3, which is responsible for just two per cent. If you want to know how these phones really stack up to each other in more than just internet traffic try our iPhone 5 vs Samsung Galaxy S3 comparison.

This is all the more impressive when you consider that the iPhone 5 has only been on the market for around a month, while the Samsung Galaxy S3 was launched in the US almost four months ago.

It’s also worth mentioning the numerous reports of manufacturing issues that have apparently held the iPhone 5 back from meeting its full sales potential.

Despite these factors, those American customers who have received their iPhone 5 handsets have been using the internet voraciously, it seems.

When combined with all the other iOS devices currently in use, ad network Chitika claims that 46 per cent of all mobile web traffic comes from Apple hardware. Samsung, meanwhile, may be in second position, but is only good for 17 per cent of overall.

That’s good for the Android platform though - all other Android devices combined are responsible for 37 per cent of mobile internet traffic.

In order to get these results, Chitika “conducted a user agent analysis on millions of mobile ad impressions, spanning a 7-day time frame from October 3rd through October 9th.”

Chitikia concludes that “this comparison emphasizes iPhone users still being the most active – and hence marketable – users of the mobile Web.”

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ordinary boy

October 19, 2012, 1:05 am

I would suggest that the author of this article reads one of many articles such as this one:


and consider re-writing their article.


October 19, 2012, 2:01 am

Wow, this wasn't written by an Apple user at all. If you want the latest iOS phone you have only one choice, the iphone 5. If you want an Android phone, you have a bazillion choices. To make it fair you should compare apples to apples and indicate what percentage of data is used by iOS users and what percentage is used by Android users. My hunch is that it isn't even close. Android would kill iOS. People have choices on the Android and new devices are released by the manufactures almost monthly. iSheep (term used for people that purchase over-priced, inferior, locked down devices by Apple) have only one option, the iPhone which comes out once a year. This article should be linked to the one that indicates that the technology of S3, which was released months before the iPhone 5 is far superior. Point blank, the iPhone 5 was outdated months before it was even released. The S3 commercials say it all. I love them. So funny and so true. Maybe you iPhone users will get all the options in your next iPhone that I have in my S3 now. Maybe, but if not, there's always the next time, or the time after that :-)


October 19, 2012, 3:54 pm

Well I'm still looking forward to ordering my inferior iPhone 5 when stocks come back up, not sure what it is about the S3, but it just seems so boring!!. The fact you get people like @ordinary body & @clown123456 doing the old my XBox/PS3 is better than yours type comments, only proves the sort of users who would buy them anyway. I was considering getting the Galaxy Note, good job I read TR comments first to let me know what I'd bet getting myself into.

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