Apple Dominates The Enterprise With iPhone 5 As The Most Popular Device

Secure enterprise mobility leader Good Technology, has today released its Q4 2012 Device Activation Report, which suggests that Apple still dominates the enterprise, with iOS platform activations growing by 8.5% year-over-year, from 71% in Q4 of 2011 to 77% in Q4 2012. Furthermore, the iPhone 5 was the most popular device in Q4 of 2012, representing 32% of all corporate activations for the quarter.

Top10 devices Q4 2012 graph

The report details smartphone and tablet devices activated amongst Good’s enterprise customers, which include half of the FORTUNE 100. The latest numbers reflects a clear preference for iOS devices, which accounted for 77% of all activations and captured eight of the top ten spots on the most popular device list this quarter. While Android activations dropped 6.3% as compared to Q4 2011, they still accounted for 22.7 percent of all activations for the quarter. 

  • Although the iPad continues to lead tablet activations with 93.2 percent, Android tablets are gaining momentum. Android jumped from 2.7 percent to 6.8 percent of all tablet activations over the course of 2012.
  • When looking at types of devices activated, Android smartphones slightly outpaced iPads in October and finished the quarter only a fraction behind at 21 percent of all activations in Q4 2012.
  • The most popular Android tablets amongst Good’s enterprise customers included the Samsung Galaxy Tab, followed by the Motorola Droid Xyboard, Samsung Galaxy Note, Asus Transformer, Kindle Fire and Motorola Xoom.
  • The Samsung Galaxy SIII was the most popular Android device, capturing six percent of total device activations for the quarter.

Christy Wyatt, CEO and President, Good Technology said:

“CIOs today are able to realize increased productivity by supporting a diverse set of mobile products, while retaining security and control, and still provide their employee consumers with product choice. We continue to see more enterprise customers extending the accessibility of mobile applications to a broader employee population within their organizations.”

You can view the full report in PDF here