Canada’s Most Popular Cellphone is The iPhone 4

According to a new study from comScore, Canada’s most popular cellphone by a wide margin is none other than…(drumroll please)…

Apple’s iPhone 4.

Looking at the ten most popular phones in Canada, four spots are taken by Apple’s iPhone. Here are the numbers, as of March 2011:

1st: iPhone 4, 16GB: 516,000 users
2nd: iPhone 3GS, 8GB: 485,000 users
6th: iPhone 4, 32GB: 337,000 users
9th: iPhone 3G, 8GB: 300,000 users

That totals 1,638,000 iPhones being used in Canada.

RIM has the biggest share of the overall smartphone market in Canada at 42%, versus 33% for Apple. That’s easy to realize when there are numerous Blackberry models available at various price points, but given the fact Apple has only been in the smartphone race for four years their growth is impressive.

Here are some other notable results from their study:

– 33% of Canadians own a smartphone; numbers are predicted to spike as upgrades are coming soon
– 74% of all smartphones in Canada were acquired in the last 18 months
– Canada ranks fourth in smartphone ownership, ahead of the USA, but behind the UK, Spain, and Italy.
– 24% of Canadian mobile users access credit card data on their phones daily, versus 22% in the USA, 17% in the UK, France, German, Italy, and Spain, and 7% in Japan
– 16% of Canadian smartphone users access online retail sites daily
– Canadian smartphone usage: 7% stock trading, 10% online shopping, 12% electronic payments, 13% for auction sites
– Other phones rounding out the top 10 list include: Bold 9700, Curve 8530, LG Rumour 2, Samsung U430, LG Banter and Samsung Gravity T456.

I’m not surprised the iPhone 3GS has taken the second spot, considering it’s still a pretty awesome phone. Couple in the number of people who upped their contracts to three years to acquire that device, and you can see why. All we need now is for the iPhone 5 to be released in Canada this September, right? How many people do you know are using an iPhone right now?

Thanks to @nomad5891 for the heads up!

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  • Mike

    I actually have both an Android phone and a iPhone 4 and they are both great, I have to say that still Apple’s app store is way better than Androids, the quality of the apps is Amazing.

    Thank You

    Mikehttp://www.VisitToCanada.infoMike@VisitToCanada.info

  • Anonymous

    Well considering how quickly Android based phones roll out it comes as no surprise that a phone which has been on the market for a year now (2yr for 3GS) is tops.

    This goes for the Bold and Curve too.

    No way Android’s best devices can make the list.

  • Anonymous

    Well considering how quickly Android based phones roll out it comes as no surprise that a phone which has been on the market for a year now (2yr for 3GS) is tops.

    This goes for the Bold and Curve too.

    No way Android’s best devices can make the list.

  • Brad

    Shit yeah! I remember when I was the only one in my group of friends telling them to buy iPhone! Now they’res about 6 or 7 of my close friends that I talked into buying one 😛

  • Brad

    Shit yeah! I remember when I was the only one in my group of friends telling them to buy iPhone! Now they’res about 6 or 7 of my close friends that I talked into buying one 😛

  • Anonymous

    It’s not just happening in Canada. I also witnessed it in both China and Taiwan. Just last week when I was visiting in Taipei, I was in a cellphone shop getting a prepaid card, they sold 2 white iPhone 4s in just 5 minutes while I was there. And you can see people holding an iPhone on the street all the time. I would say 4 out of 10 phones I saw on the street were iPhone.

  • Anonymous

    It’s not just happening in Canada. I also witnessed it in both China and Taiwan. Just last week when I was visiting in Taipei, I was in a cellphone shop getting a prepaid card, they sold 2 white iPhone 4s in just 5 minutes while I was there. And you can see people holding an iPhone on the street all the time. I would say 4 out of 10 phones I saw on the street were iPhone.