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Apple was the top device manufacturer on the AdMob network in May, according to the ad agency's latest data, with 44 million unique iOS devices tracked, and 57 percent of those from outside of the U.S.

The results from the May 2010 Mobile Metrics Report show that the iOS platform experienced its strongest growth in unique devices in the past year in Asia, Oceania and Western Europe. As a result, less than half of all unique iOS devices -- 48 percent -- are from North America. Another 28 percent hailed from Western Europe, while 15 percent came from Asia.

Among countries, 43 percent of all iOS devices came from the U.S., followed in a distant second by the U.K. with 9 percent. France ranked third with 6 percent, followed by Canada (5 percent) and Japan (4 percent).

The May 2010 survey also found that 58 percent of iPad users were in the U.S. during the month. In second was Japan, with a 5 percent share, while China and the U.K. both carried 4 percent.

Worldwide, AdMob tracked 29.3 million unique iPhones, representing most of the iOS devices seen. When the iPad and iPod touch are included, the network found 43.8 million unique iOS devices. That compares with just 12.7 million Android handsets.

In the U.S., the ratio of iOS devices to Android devices was about 2-to-1, but globally, Apple has a much greater lead, enjoying a 3.5-to-1 ratio in its advantage.



Other details from the AdMob report:
iPhone users rely more on Wi-Fi than other smartphone users. 24 percent of all mobile traffic in the U.S. came over Wi-Fi.
The iPhone was by far the leading smartphone in May, with 39.9 percent of requests. In a distant second was the Motorola Droid, at 6.8 percent, followed by the HTC Magic at 2.9 percent.

iOS device mix varies by region: The iPhone has more than 60 percent share of all iOS devices in every region except North America and Latin America.
Google's Android has not yet grown overseas like iOS devices have, as 67 percent of Android users in May were from North America. China was the No. 2 country with 13 percent, followed by 4 percent in the U.K.

HTC and Motorola represent 83 percent of all Android devices, with the Motorola Droid the most popular option at 21 percent. The only devices from another manufacturer in the top ten was the Samsung Moment (5 percent).
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interesting, perhaps is time that AI stops being so US centric site, starting from reporting about AT&T, nobody, outside America, is in the slightest interested
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This is supposed to be news?

A lot of the folx here are not from the US.
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The iPhone was by far the leading smartphone in May...

A rather big jump in logic based on AdMob's stats although probably true. I do not get how they can say that iPhone is most popular because it got more hits -- is there anything to show that users of all phones are seeing the same amount of advertising? Maybe iPhone users like to look at ads more -- Nah!
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I'm not the slightest bit interested in any statistics from AdMob considered their huge vested interests.

I'd much rather hear from someone who is independent.
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interesting, perhaps is time that AI stops being so US centric site, starting from reporting about AT&T, nobody, outside America, is in the slightest interested

Considering that the US is largest market country for any one Apple product, Apple is a US-based company, and AI is run and operated in the US do you think that is feasible when so much of the news about Apple comes from the US? If you non-US news able Apple that would be relevant to the majority of their readers than go ahead and submit it, I'm sure they'd welcome the diversity.
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I do not get how they can say that iPhone is most popular because it got more hits -- is there anything to show that users of all phones are seeing the same amount of advertising? Maybe iPhone users like to look at ads more -- Nah!

Well, I guess it would depend on your definition of "success" or popularity. If you are focused purely on raw unit sales numbers and market share, then I could see how you might have an issue with their statement.

If you define success or popularity as people actually using your device, I think AdMob's numbers could construe that for whatever reason, iPhone users tend to use their phones more and thus they are shown more ads.

If you define success or popularity as happy customers, Apple clearly leads all other mobile phone manufacturers.

If you define success as making money, Apple is clearly trouncing all others, much to Apple shareholder delight That probably doesn't make them to popular with their competitors, though.

So they may not be "successful" in raw numbers of units shipped, but in all other categories they are a clear leader and very successful and popular.
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interesting, perhaps is time that AI stops being so US centric site, starting from reporting about AT&T, nobody, outside America, is in the slightest interested

So go fund your own site that has a non US-centric view of a US company who's products are consumed the most in the US as reported on a US based web site.

Edit: D'oh - solipsism hit it already - but still worth repeating since this seems to come up routinely
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With regards to the iOS Device Breakdown by Country graph ... I didn't know that Africa, Oceania, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia, and North America were all countries? How the hell did I ever pass geography?

*facepalm*
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I'm not the slightest bit interested in any statistics from AdMob considered their huge vested interests.

I'd much rather hear from someone who is independent.

"Independent"

That reminds me of some issue about Apple's vested interests in its Developer agreement. What happened to that?
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Considering that the US is largest market country for any one Apple product, Apple is a US-based company, and AI is run and operated in the US do you think that is feasible when so much of the news about Apple comes from the US? If you non-US news able Apple that would be relevant to the majority of their readers than go ahead and submit it, I'm sure they'd welcome the diversity.

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So go fund your own site that has a non US-centric view of a US company who's products are consumed the most in the US as reported on a US based web site.

Edit: D'oh - solipsism hit it already - but still worth repeating since this seems to come up routinely

Apple is a global company and iPhone is global phenomena as the article clearly stated. AT&T issues are specific to the iPhone, not to any other Apple products. Outside USA people couldn't care less why you guys get shafted by a single carrier model or spotty 3G coverage. Also, loads of websites are based in America but they cater for a worldwide audience. In short keep out any AT&T issues and AI will benefit from it.
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Apple is a global company and iPhone is global phenomena as the article clearly stated. AT&T issues are specific to the iPhone, not to any other Apple products. Outside USA people couldn't care less why you guys get shafted by a single carrier model or spotty 3G coverage. Also, loads of websites are based in America but they cater for a worldwide audience. In short keep out any AT&T issues and AI will benefit from it.

Like this article and many others on AI, they detail worldwide information, but if they or others have an article about AT&T you don't wish to read there is a simple solution: don't read it.

For example, AnandTech posts a lot of articles about GPUs and game performance, but since those interest me I ignore them. It's really quite simple, and silly to expect AI to focus on other countries more than US when their readership, the company, their greatest sales and the news is mostly from the US.
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Apple is a global company and iPhone is global phenomena as the article clearly stated. AT&T issues are specific to the iPhone, not to any other Apple products. Outside USA people couldn't care less why you guys get shafted by a single carrier model or spotty 3G coverage. Also, loads of websites are based in America but they cater for a worldwide audience. In short keep out any AT&T issues and AI will benefit from it.

This is just insanity. Apple is a US company and roughly half of its revenue comes from the US. The other half is split between a hundred different nations.

But with that said, the reporting hasn't been US centric, but rather Apple customer centric. It seems that you've likely got an axe to grind about nationalism that goes far beyond just Apple and this website.

And this is coming from the least patriotic and most internationally oriented American you can possibly imagine. If you can't convince me, you'll never convince anyone.
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I'm not the slightest bit interested in any statistics from AdMob considered their huge vested interests.

I'd much rather hear from someone who is independent.

To be more blatant, AdMob is now wholly owned by Google, who makes one of the operating systems being reported on by AdMob. Headlines where AdMob reports high Android numbers can be paraphrased as, "Google says Google is doing well". Similarly I don't put a lot of faith in their tracking of iOS devices since their relationship got strange with iPhone developers after their Google buyout.

Of course, Apple's iAd won't exactly be independent either. Hopefully another company will come up to replace AdMob in the credibility department.
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Uggh. I hate the complaints about AdMob's alleged bias. When the figures are good for Apple, everybody touts them. When they show Android gaining ground, everybody's screams, "Biased!".

They are just stats. It's not a Google propaganda campaign.
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I'm not the slightest bit interested in any statistics from AdMob considered their huge vested interests.

I'd much rather hear from someone who is independent.

So you would rather have your personal information sent to yet some other organization who will track your usage?

not sure if this was in the article or posted already but this tracking is limited of course to device on which software updates have been released that use their service. Meaning is a good way to measure use of their advertising product and the distribution of content consumed on various supported devices - which is no doubt of interest to developers to some extent but especially to the advertisers. It does not by its nature track what portion of ALL mobile devices are iPhones for example because not ALL mobile devices support their ad service.
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Like this article and many others on AI, they detail worldwide information, but if they or others have an article about AT&T you don't wish to read there is a simple solution: don't read it.

For example, AnandTech posts a lot of articles about GPUs and game performance, but since those interest me I ignore them. It's really quite simple, and silly to expect AI to focus on other countries more than US when their readership, the company, their greatest sales and the news is mostly from the US.

none said to focus on other countries more than US, rather to tone down the deluge of articles on a specific issue affecting one country only (AT&T), something which is of no interest whatsoever to people outside USA. I'm not convinced that AI's readership is mostly from USA, the regular posters may be, but there are a lot of readers from other countries. Why's that? because Apple is a global company that sells most of its iOS devices outside USA. Conversely if you don't wish to read posts about AI being US centric; don't read it, don't reply to it. It's not that hard, is it?
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This is why I am waiting for next year's iPad. I foresee the Retina Display, the gyroscope and maybe a front-facing camera.

While that would rock, I don't that will be feasible for several years. That includes having a cost effective "retinal display" that size and making the best use of power for a 10" display with that many more pixels.

Something else to consider is the iPad's display is only 132ppi, which is still lower than the original iPhone at 163ppi. If we take the minimum density ppi for 20/20 site of 286ppi at a 12" distance and we double the pixels on each access (4x as many tolal pixels) we still only get 264ppi. If people are complaining that 326ppi can't be refereed to as Retinal Display, then I am not sure Apple would be so bold as to call 264ppi by this new marketing term.

Still, it would be great to have that on the iPad -and- have it maintain 10+ hours of video on one charge.
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interesting, perhaps is time that AI stops being so US centric site, starting from reporting about AT&T, nobody, outside America, is in the slightest interested

You don't like the reporting, troll elsewhere.
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You don't like the reporting, troll elsewhere.

you don't like the post, read something else. Troll
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you don't like the post, read something else. Troll

I'm fine. Please, go cry about your third world home nit getting coverage somewhere else.
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Conversely if you don't wish to read posts about AI being US centric; don't read it, don't reply to it. It's not that hard, is it?

I'd much rather call out posters who are acting irrationally.
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I'm fine. Please, go cry about your third world home nit getting coverage somewhere else.

we don't shed tears on your country spotty 3G coverage, our network here is great. In terms of 3rd world, funny you mention that, it could well be your heritage and most of the people living there. Troll

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I'd much rather call out posters who are acting irrationally.

so do I, that's why I replied to you
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we don't shed tears on your country spotty 3G coverage, our network here is great. In terms of 3rd world, funny you mention that, it could well be your heritage and most of the people living there. Troll


so do I, that's why I replied to you

My work doesn't rise and set on 3G coverage nor do I use it as a measuring stick for progress of a country. I guess if the U.S. was the size of a match box, ATT would have great coverage too. Troll
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"Independent"

That reminds me of some issue about Apple's vested interests in its Developer agreement. What happened to that?

In all seriousness I'm not quite sure what point you are trying to make, but to try and answer you
I wouldn't be interested in quattro wireless reporting on iOS share.
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Congrats Symbian for your success where theres is no private cash available to pay for the mobile device!
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Originally Posted by solipsism View Post

Considering that the US is largest market country for any one Apple product, Apple is a US-based company, and AI is run and operated in the US do you think that is feasible when so much of the news about Apple comes from the US? If you non-US news able Apple that would be relevant to the majority of their readers than go ahead and submit it, I'm sure they'd welcome the diversity.

As a shareholder I think it's about time Apple views themselves as a international company. And they are in many ways, including releasing iPhone 4 no only in US first.

Branding wise they may benefit from beeing a american company though.
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My work doesn't rise and set on 3G coverage nor do I use it as a measuring stick for progress of a country. I guess if the U.S. was the size of a match box, ATT would have great coverage too. Troll

you actually did that, mentioning 3rd world country and nit network coverage, don't tell me that not only you being of a 3rd world country heritage you now also have weak memory. Fact is AT&T network coverage is crap, your mates words not mine, while our network is great and highly advanced. Take that troll
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Conversely if you don't wish to read posts about AI being US centric; don't read it, don't reply to it. It's not that hard, is it?

And if you don't wish to see US-centric articles about Apple-related products, don't read them, it's that simple.
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And if you don't wish to see US-centric articles about Apple-related products, don't read them, it's that simple.

it would help if you stop parroting other people's lines and offer some original thoughts
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it would help if you stop parroting other people's lines and offer some original thoughts

1+1=2
Oh sorry, was that not original enough for sarge?
1+1=3
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it would help if you stop parroting other people's lines and offer some original thoughts

That's a typical reply from someone who has lost the argument.
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I guess this is only logical, given that Apple sales globally should be on a steeper curve than the largely mature US market. The more the merrier!

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post #34 of 42
interesting stats for Oceania (which is mostly Aust & NZ).

91% iOS
3% Android

plus about 75% of iOS devices are iPhones.

This shows how dominant iPhone now is in Australia.

IMO the main reason why iPhones have gone so well in Aust is because all 4 carriers and all their resellers (ie Virgin Mobile) sell the iPhone and all compete heavily on price. Most contract plans have the handset at $0. 12 month contracts are also available which is good for apple's upgrade cycle.

Surely the wizards in Cupertino must look at sales in Australia and say "what if iPhone was available on all US carriers?"
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And if you don't wish to see US-centric articles about Apple-related products, don't read them, it's that simple.

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That's a typical reply from someone who has lost the argument.

the conversation was about AI being US centric on specific issue of American concern only (AT&T) and that was debated with a couple of people. you on the other hand had nothing to say on the subject other than parroting somebody else's lines. One couldn't say you lost the argument, because you never had one to begin with.

As said earlier, Apple is a global company with a global customer base, therefore AI needs to tone down US centric issue only, such as AT&T. Everything else is fine
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1+1=2
Oh sorry, was that not original enough for sarge?
1+1=3
Better?

close but no cigar try harder next time,
at least you made an attempt at sarcasm, now watch your mate Trajectory cut & paste that as his reply
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Living in the third world (the UK) I get a little bored with the constant moan about AT&T, but simply a little bored - I come to the site to read about Apple not AT&T, but I can skip through quickly, as I do when avoiding Trolls

Now play nice
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*shrugging* Just keep off the zone of ``marginal signal strength' ' .

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Well, I guess it would depend on your definition of "success" or popularity. If you are focused purely on raw unit sales numbers and market share, then I could see how you might have an issue with their statement.

If you define success or popularity as people actually using your device, I think AdMob's numbers could construe that for whatever reason, iPhone users tend to use their phones more and thus they are shown more ads.

If you define success or popularity as happy customers, Apple clearly leads all other mobile phone manufacturers.

If you define success as making money, Apple is clearly trouncing all others, much to Apple shareholder delight That probably doesn't make them to popular with their competitors, though.

So they may not be "successful" in raw numbers of units shipped, but in all other categories they are a clear leader and very successful and popular.

I was not disagreeing with the conclusion drawn from the AdMobs stats -- just how they arrived at them. I was simply trying to make the point that there could be (probably are IMHO) other factors that affect the stats such as the user demographics. I'm not sure there is a one to one correspondence between ad hits and user count or usage. Possibly I was being a bit too facetious when I suggested that being an Apple iOS user might imply a different group of user habits or browsing preferences from that of your typical RIM or Android user (if there is such a thing ). Apple has had a fairly long and successful marketing campaign based on the whole concept of "Thinking Differently".
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Living in a country which was once a penal colony of your third world country with whom we share a Queen and who let in the same amount of goals against Germany in the World Cup, I am surprised at how many iPhones we have here, not only that we also have a lot of Macs and MacBooks.

At least AI doesn't bombard us with stories about the latest Android pieces of junk that don't even work on our networks, iPhones do Droids don't, as far as Sprints claim of the Evo being "3 times faster", I can consistently get 3.5Mbps on a 3GS with peaks around 5.5Mbps on our third world network.

It looks like Google stands to lose a lot of mobile revenue if iAds take off, revenue that goes towards Android, it's ironic that iOS is AdMob's largest revenue stream.

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Living in the third world (the UK) I get a little bored with the constant moan about AT&T, but simply a little bored - I come to the site to read about Apple not AT&T, but I can skip through quickly, as I do when avoiding Trolls

Now play nice
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