Apple Products Accounted for 83% of Mobile Internet Traffic in Canada in May

 

More and more Canadians are accessing the internet away from their traditional computers and using either Apple’s iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The latest report from comScore reports a combined 83% of mobile internet traffic in Canada in May for all three devices. The report covers 13 countries over 5 continents.

Canadians use their iPads to access the internet more than anyone else on the planet, with 33.5% of non-computer traffic. Canadian iPhone usage was slightly higher at 34.6%, and the iPod touch was used 14.9%.

As for the mobile internet usage of Apple’s competitors, Android smartphones accounted for 8.2% (one of the lowest rates of Android usage), and other smartphones were at 3.6%.

How Did Apple Accomplish This?

It’s easy. We take for granted how easy and seamless WiFi is on our iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches. After the initial pairing to any network, it just connects automatically every single time once you’re within range. Oh, and throw in the sale of over 200 million iOS devices sold (25 million iPads were sold in 14 months), and it becomes even easier to understand.

Combine that with Apple pioneering their class-leading browser Mobile Safari, it’s clear how easy it is to dominate your competitors. Mobile Safari will get new features such as Reader, Reading List, and Tabbed Browsing (iPad only) coming in iOS 5–so expect this number to grow even higher.

I was beyond impressed when I laid my hands on the first generation iPhone back in 2007. It quickly became my device for browsing the web instead of using my Dell 700M. I know of many friends that use their iPhones as their only source of internet.

Canadians are among the highest users of internet in the world, with a staggering 78% population penetration rate (even though it’s the most expensive too). Apple devices are the vices we use to feed our internet addiction.

How often do you use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch instead of your computer to access the web?

Founder and Editor-in-Chief of iPhoneinCanada.ca. Follow me on Twitter, and @iPhoneinCanada, and on Google+.

  • Anonymous

    A new study has found that 89 percent of the world’s Internet traffic on tablets comes from Apple’s iPad. Canada leads the way in using the iPad for non computer device Internet traffic.

    Speeding Offences

  • Anonymous

    A new study has found that 89 percent of the world’s Internet traffic on tablets comes from Apple’s iPad. Canada leads the way in using the iPad for non computer device Internet traffic.

    Speeding Offences

  • Chris

    Do we have a percentage on the number of posts on this site that have misleading titles? You forget to put the word “mobile” in the title.

  • Chris

    Do we have a percentage on the number of posts on this site that have misleading titles? You forget to put the word “mobile” in the title.

  • Wendy Evenden

    I used my iPad 2 all the time … Way more often than I would have thought when I got it!

  • Rizulli

    I use my iPhone/iPad for Internet two or three times more often than my computer. In fact I’m on my iPhone right now.

  • Rizulli

    I use my iPhone/iPad for Internet two or three times more often than my computer. In fact I’m on my iPhone right now.

  • Luca

    Ya Canadians use a lot of internet on their spare time while Americans are too busy eating …. at mcdonalds or KFC lol 

  • Luca

    Ya Canadians use a lot of internet on their spare time while Americans are too busy eating …. at mcdonalds or KFC lol 

  • TeenWolf

    I’m reading this on my iPad tethered to my iPhone. 8-)

  • Laserheart

    Pretty misleading title on the article…  it’s titles like this that prove wrong and give apple sites a poor reputation especially among windows, android and blackberry users.

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Fixed!

  • http://twitter.com/ktaifan Robert M

    My iP4 has replaced my desktop when it comes to the 30-40 minute morning routine of email, facebook, twitter, news headlines, weather, and to-do list. 

  • Ivanbalic

    I agree as I type this on my Ip4 on ios5 b2:)

  • Mark Kaus

    Me, my dog and my iPad sitting on the porch reading the world’s news.
    She keeps grabbing it away from me to do stupid searches on squirrels!
    Seriously though, I am trying to get my head around these figures relative to market share.
    All the figures I’ve seen show Apple behind Android in market share and yet we see such high figures for actual Internet usage. A little puzzling.

  • Mark Kaus

    Me, my dog and my iPad sitting on the porch reading the world’s news.
    She keeps grabbing it away from me to do stupid searches on squirrels!
    Seriously though, I am trying to get my head around these figures relative to market share.
    All the figures I’ve seen show Apple behind Android in market share and yet we see such high figures for actual Internet usage. A little puzzling.