The iPhone Accounts for 52% of Global Mobile OS Market [MAP]

This weekend I attended TEDxVancouver, and it was a fantastic experience that was very inspirational. One of the speakers, Kara Pecknold had an interesting talk about design, and referred to the iPhone. When she asked the audience of 1000 people who had an iPhone, roughly 75-80% of the crowd raised their hands.

She showed an interesting graphic of the world, compiled by Australian firm, Drawstring. Using data from January to October 2011 from Wikipedia and NetMarketShare, they created the following world heat map of iPhone OS global marketshare:

In 2011, Apple iPhone dominates the global mobile OS market. Apple currently accounts for 51.95%. Java has 22.00%. Google Android has 14.89% mobile market share. Blackberry has 3.29%. Windows has 0.69%.

The country with the highest Apple iPhone market share is Switzerland with 88.8%. Australia has 87.6%, United States has 62.1% and United Kingdom has 74.9%. The country with the lowest web search usage is Sudan with 0.9%.

iPhone marketshare in Canada according to the heat map comes close to Australia. Recent comScore numbers revealed the iPhone 4 is the most popular cellphone in Canada. Further data revealed about 1.8 million iPhones in Canada (out of 20 million wireless subscribers), edging out 1.6 million Blackberrys.

The latest iPhone 4S set a record with over 1 million pre-orders in its first 24 hours. Recent data from NDP revealed the iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS continue to dominate the U.S. smartphone sales. This holiday quarter for Apple is set to be the biggest iPhone quarter yet.

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  • Anonymous

    What a bunch of meaningless numbers. No definition of what market is being talked about, or what these numbers are supposed to mean. iPhone is not an OS, there are references to “iPhone market”, “mobile OS market”, “mobile market”, and “web search usage”. That are not the same thing. This post was a waste of time.

  • GrandMasterFlash

    I couldn’t agree more.  The title itself “The iPhone Accounts for 52% of Global Mobile OS Market” is not a correct statement.  iPhone is not an Operating System.  Is the Samsung Galaxy Tab’s use of Android included as part of the “Global Mobile OS Market” since that is a mobile device?  Maybe the title should read “The OS used in iPhones account for 52% of the Global Smartphone OS Market”?  Who knows!

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