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In a study released on Friday, it was revealed that usage of Apple's iPhone 5 has passed that of Samsung's flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S III, after being available for less than three weeks.

Ad network Chitika's research arm, Chitika Insights, analyzed the web usage rates of the two competing devices between Oct. 3 and Oct. 9, and found that Apple's iPhone 5 accounted for more traffic than Samsung's Galaxy S III, a device which has been on the U.S. market for nearly four months.

iPhone 5 vs. Galaxy S III
Source: Chitika Insights


The quick rise in iPhone 5 ad impressions across Chitika's network is largely thanks to the device's high adoption rate, which caused stockouts mere hours after preorders went live in September. In comparison to the iPhone 4S launch, preorders for Apple's newest handset came in at above two million units, more than doubling the legacy model's sales numbers from last year. Overall, Apple sold a record-breaking five million iPhone 5s over its first weekend of availability.

The report goes on to speculate that the sixth-generation iPhone's 4G LTE connectivity helped to bring more users online, as the fast data speeds allow for a more enjoyable web browsing experience.

Chitika Insights writes:

While optimizing online content for both devices is still the smart move for businesses targeting mobile consumers, this comparison emphasizes iPhone users still being the most active ? and hence marketable ? users of the mobile Web.


In its study, Chitika sampled millions of mobile ad impressions, focusing only on the iPhone 5 and Galaxy S III to get a direct comparison between the two smartphones.
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"But the iPhone 5 sucks. I heard it from the Internet. Maps is generically, nonspecifically bad, iOS 6 is stale like a loaf of bread, and Apple is just catching up, right?"

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The inevitable result of people not standing in line to buy Galaxies. Standing in line to buy phones is a bad thing, right? Samsung says so.
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"But the iPhone 5 sucks. I heard it from the Internet. Maps is generically, nonspecifically bad, iOS 6 is stale like a loaf of bread, and Apple is just catching up, right?"

Surely that's from people going to maps.google.com because they can't use iOS 6 Maps.

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There's a *reason* that every iPhone (running iOS) that has ever existed has dominated utterly in consumer satisfaction.

 

Same reason Macs dominate in that area. Same reason iPads, iPods, etc.

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"But the iPhone 5 sucks. I heard it from the Internet. Maps is generically, nonspecifically bad, iOS 6 is stale like a loaf of bread, and Apple is just catching up, right?"

Yeah, I read that too! And it's all marketing, and that green toy robot devices are so much better because you can plug in SD cards and USBs &c… 

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Hahahahah amazing! Yea people love to hate, makes for a great lol tho
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The inevitable result of people not standing in line to buy Galaxies. Standing in line to buy phones is a bad thing, right? Samsung says so.

 

Stood in line for the first time ever, met some nice people, scored an 8 GB Flash drive courtesy of Apple hired promotions firm, was obliged to buy the 64 GB unit as the 32 GB model was already out of stock, took delivery on the day of release.  All told, a good couple of hours (1 hr 45 min on queue)! (First instrument that I ever built with Flash had a whopping 4 MB, so yes, 8 GB still impresses!)

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I guess the Galaxy S III users are all too busy tweaking and installing widgets to actually use the phone. 1biggrin.gif

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Yeah, I read that too! And it's all marketing, and that green toy robot devices are so much better because you can plug in SD cards and USBs &c… 

 

I knew Android was in trouble when I saw Android toy figures in a bookstore in Utah about a month ago.

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"But the iPhone 5 sucks. I heard it from the Internet. Maps is generically, nonspecifically bad, iOS 6 is stale like a loaf of bread, and Apple is just catching up, right?"

No you don't understand.  iPhone 5 is innovative.  It confuses the masses.  Samsung Galaxy SIII is copyovative.  It just makes people think like troll.

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Because Chitika Insights doesn't cover porn sites

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"But the iPhone 5 sucks. I heard it from the Internet. Maps is generically, nonspecifically bad, iOS 6 is stale like a loaf of bread, and Apple is just catching up, right?"

New phones only please.
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"But the iPhone 5 sucks. I heard it from the Internet. Maps is generically, nonspecifically bad, iOS 6 is stale like a loaf of bread, and Apple is just catching up, right?"

Obviously Galaxy S III owners are taking advantage of it's "openness" and using their L33t haxxoring skillz to mimic a desktop PC and take advantage of the "full" Flash based Interweb.
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I guess the Galaxy S III users are all too busy tweaking and installing widgets to actually use the phone. 1biggrin.gif

I still don't get the idea of tweaking a home screen to death or adding widgets that destroy my battery life, it's a mobile device after all.
Are these people so anal retentive that this is the sum total of their lives?
iOS is great, it's got a great UI, easy to navigate and very intuitive to use.
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I still don't get the idea of tweaking a home screen to death or adding widgets that destroy my battery life, it's a mobile device after all.
Are these people so anal retentive that this is the sum total of their lives?
iOS is great, it's got a great UI, easy to navigate and very intuitive to use.

And absolutely nobody does that with an iPhone?
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Consistent data like this -- combined with the company's unwillingness to provide actual, audited quantity data -- simply confirms my view that Samsung's vaunted smartphone market share is just a stupid myth.

Some day, if/when the actual data is revealed, it will become obvious.
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I still don't get the idea of tweaking a home screen to death or adding widgets that destroy my battery life, it's a mobile device after all.
Are these people so anal retentive that this is the sum total of their lives?
iOS is great, it's got a great UI, easy to navigate and very intuitive to use.

And absolutely nobody does that with an iPhone?

 

I don't think he said that.

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I don't think he said that.

Then what did he say since you know so much?
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I don't think he said that.


Then what did he say since you know so much?

 

Well it looked like he said that he didn't understand why people tweak their home screens or add widgets.

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Well it looked like he said that he didn't understand why people tweak their home screens or add widgets.

In response to what?
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The Apple Iphone5 to my astonishment is hands down the most extraordinary phone ever built. It is truly a work of art and is a thing of excellence and beauty of craftmenship and technology.. Congratulations to Apple and all the many who will be so rewarded having this masterpiece as one of their own.. Keep up the good work Apple. You guys are the best.
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Well it looked like he said that he didn't understand why people tweak their home screens or add widgets.

In response to what?

 

I see where you are going, but his observation stands independent of platform, unless otherwise qualified, which it isn't.

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The Apple Iphone5 to my astonishment is hands down the most extraordinary phone ever built. It is truly a work of art and is a thing of excellence and beauty of craftmenship and technology.. Congratulations to Apple and all the many who will be so rewarded having this masterpiece as one of their own.. Keep up the good work Apple. You guys are the best.

 

That's remarkable -  you have zero posts. And yet you posted. It's a sign.

 

 


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I see where you are going, but his observation stands independent of platform, unless otherwise qualified, which it isn't.

His reply was about people adding widgets and such on their SGS lll which is possible because of Android then he exalted iOS for being so great, yet there are a great many people that do just that on their iPhones.
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Surely that's from people going to maps.google.com because they can't use iOS 6 Maps.

I'm almost ready to agree with you.

Maps is such a small return, which I believe you we're eluding to, that I do not believe it will sway one to one form or the other.

Still have not seen an iPhone 5, and I'm at the "Happiest Place on Earth". I'm quite literally amazed I haven't seen one yet.
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I see where you are going, but his observation stands independent of platform, unless otherwise qualified, which it isn't.

His reply was about people adding widgets and such on their SGS lll which is possible because of Android then he exalted iOS for being so great, yet there are a great many people that do just that on their iPhones.

 

The post he was responding to was about the S III, but he mentioned neither that phone, nor Android in general. You assumed that he was restricting his comment to users of that phone.

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New phones only please.

 

Indeed.

 

So two weeks after the Galaxy Note 2 is released, we'll compare its web usage to this iPhone's at the two week mark, shall we?

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That's remarkable -  you have zero posts. And yet you posted. It's a sign.





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Why did you do that? I never received a welcome, but I have read others who have had an actual welcome... Did I miss something?

I have collected 21 of Tallests (Troll) responses (he wouldn't give me the complete list). And this person had 1 post so you attacked this person!? Please let me know what I missed. I must have missed something rather large....
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The report goes on to speculate that the sixth-generation iPhone's 4G LTE connectivity helped to bring more users online, as the fast data speeds allow for a more enjoyable web browsing experience.
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I dont' buy this theory on LTE. Sammy G3 has LTE. Perhaps people are just getting the Sammy phone as a status symbol as they don't seem to use it as a smart phone.

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Why did you do that? I never received a welcome, but I have read others who have had an actual welcome... Did I miss something?
I have collected 21 of Tallests (Troll) responses (he wouldn't give me the complete list). And this person had 1 post so you attacked this person!? Please let me know what I missed. I must have missed something rather large....

Ummm.... the only 'large' thing you seem to be missing is ability to process information.

 

(Unless, of course, you were being tongue-in-cheek, in which case, please accept my apologies).

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And this person had 1 post so you attacked this person!? Please let me know what I missed. I must have missed something rather large....

 

I'd laugh, but then you'd have 22. Perhaps you do, anyway, whatever that means.

 

I see no "attack" there. He's simply commenting on how Huddler occasionally screws up post counts for new users.

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I'm almost ready to agree with you.
Maps is such a small return, which I believe you we're eluding to, that I do not believe it will sway one to one form or the other.
Still have not seen an iPhone 5, and I'm at the "Happiest Place on Earth". I'm quite literally amazed I haven't seen one yet.

You're at Disney World?

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Why did you do that? I never received a welcome, but I have read others who have had an actual welcome... Did I miss something?

I have collected 21 of Tallests (Troll) responses (he wouldn't give me the complete list). And this person had 1 post so you attacked this person!? Please let me know what I missed. I must have missed something rather large....

 

You misunderstand - maybe I was too cryptic. I was simply pointing out that according to the counter that poster had zero posts - a logical impossibility (well obviously a Huddler glitch). I was not attacking at all.

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Why did you do that? I never received a welcome, but I have read others who have had an actual welcome... Did I miss something?
I have collected 21 of Tallests (Troll) responses (he wouldn't give me the complete list). And this person had 1 post so you attacked this person!? Please let me know what I missed. I must have missed something rather large....
Whatever you are smoking, stop.

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Originally Posted by SolipsismX View Post
You're at Disney World?

 

Yes, it's best to clarify that. There's a dive bar in Vegas with the same name. 

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"But the iPhone 5 sucks. I heard it from the Internet. Maps is generically, nonspecifically bad, iOS 6 is stale like a loaf of bread, and Apple is just catching up, right?"

I will absolutely give you the fact that "Maps is generically, nonspecifically bad".
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Yes, it's best to clarify that. There's a dive bar in Vegas with the same name. 

Happiest place on Earth!

I have never been West of the Appellations. I will in a couple of months however. Going to see Tombstone, and various others.

I LOVE my iPad. (Whoops! Just hit #5 on the troll list).
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You misunderstand - maybe I was too cryptic. I was simply pointing out that according to the counter that poster had zero posts - a logical impossibility (well obviously a Huddler glitch). I was not attacking at all.
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