Skip to comments.New Stunning Maps of the US, Canada & Other Countries Show Apple is winning against Android
Posted on 04/05/2014 1:15:18 AM PDT by Swordmaker
Earlier this morning we posted a report titled "Apple's iPhone is King of Manhattan as Shown in Stunning Map." In that report we covered Business Insider's viewpoint that the iPhone's success in Manhattan proved the great divide in America between the rich and poor. They chose a series of New York maps to prove their point. However, that was a subjective slant to support their position. While I appreciate their report bringing some of this to light, the fact is that if you work with the source mapping service, you'll find a somewhat different reality that expands on Business Insider's viewpoint. Our report will provide with a large selection of maps outside of New York that paints a slightly different picture of the iOS vs. Android War.
A Peak at a Few Larger Cities in the US & Canada
Below you'll see a series of Mapbox created maps of twitter traffic showing whether a city is for iOS or Android. In larger cities we're able to tell that Apple's iOS is strongest. It's quite consistant. But I don't believe that this directly links to having to be rich. I don't believe it's only about the "great divide."
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“At Intel, 60 percent of employee donations were in support of Proposition 8. By contrast, at Apple, 94 percent of employee donations were made in opposition to Proposition 8. The opposition was even higher at Google, where 96 percent of employee donations were against it, including $100,000 from co-founder Sergey Brin.”
I dumped my iPhone when they pulled Bitcoin apps from the app store. Very happy with the Android, glad I did it.
It could all just mean apple users are more likely to use twitter and/or post more often
Some people need constant reinforcement of their choices in life.
I saw an TV ad for a $49 Android TracPhone tonight with a $7 a month plan. . . No data. Just phone. No messaging. Just voice. But it WAS an Android touch phone. THERE are the huge numbers of Android phones.
In tablets, there are millions of sub-7" TOY Android tablets being made that have 2GB or even less memory by no name makers being sold for $50 or even less. Many of these are preloaded with apps and have no WIFI and cannot connect to the Internet but they are STILL counted as Android tablets. These inflate the Android tablet market share.
Samsung admitted that 2/3rds of the Android "smartphones" they shipped last year were actually feature phones, incapable of most of the functions that define a true smartphone.
Apple's true market share is far higher than it seems in the actual smartphone market and true tablet markets if those who counted these markets accurately categorized what they were counting instead of including toys and crippled bargain-basement phones in the high-end smartphone market.
Fine. You just go on believing that. I'm not the one making snarky, insulting ad hominem remarks about users of products I don't use. Are you familiar with the concept of projection?
That's a fair observation. Or possibly it means that iOS devices are easier to use on the Internet. However, Android devices are claiming easy Twitter integration in the OS. . . so, perhaps not?
Man, the irony of your post is off the charts.
We are a house divided. I love my iPhone and iPad, and my husband loves his Samsung Galaxy and Kindle.
I love Apple’s ability to connect anywhere and its speed.
Overall, I hate the graphics.
Still in awe of this new iPad Air.
Wireless printed from a HP 2540 without
any setup what so ever.
Bit pricey tho.
Huh? Why is there a noun where the verb is supposed to be?
Appartently the Patently Apple staff doesn't have a proof reader...on staff. Or worse, they do and he/she is only semi-literate.
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From the link, under the USA graphic....
In an overview map of the United States, it almost mirrors the Democratic-Republican landscape. It’s a battle between larger cities vs small towns and rural areas.
Hmmmm. Wonder what kind of phones the free 0phones are.
I don’t care if I’m the last Android user on Earth. I prefer Android and that’s where I’ll stay.
I dont care if Im the last buggy user on Earth. I prefer horses and thats where Ill stay.
I don’t buy the implications of this analysis. I see other techno-trends and movements.
3 of the 4 iPhones in my family have been replaced with Android devices (2 HTC1’s and an LG G2). The 4th will replace his iPhone with another HTC1 in two months.
Apple refuses to offer a larger display. I’m older and need a more screen real estate for my aging eyes to support a larger font selection. I guess this is lost on the “human-factors” expert 30-somethings over at Apple. (I don’t need to one-hand a phone that I cannot see.)
Finally, neither I nor my sons want to be tied to OSX or Windows; we’re Linux geeks.
This site needs to get somebody who is more than just semi-literate to write for them, it’s an embarrassment to all the creative professionals, copywriters and editors who predominately use Apple products. “Peak” for peek? “Consistant?’
Good point. Often overlooked is android is based on linux. A friend has modified his linux tablet to work as a low power web server for a small website. Linux rules.
Android is killing nearly everywhere else but the USA.
That's one of the main reasons I moved to the Galaxy Note II last year, and have a Galaxy Note Pro 12.2 tablet on the way. I still like the iPad, especially for use in music production, but the iPhone remains so small it requires little girl fingers and eyes for maximum utility.
I'm still an OS/X partisan on the desktop, but I like Linux, too.
> In that report we covered Business Insider’s viewpoint that the iPhone’s success in Manhattan proved the great divide in America between the rich and poor... if you work with the source mapping service, you’ll find a somewhat different reality that expands on Business Insider’s viewpoint.
BI’s viewpoint always slants left. Thanks Swordmaker.
<I guess this is lost on the human-factors expert 30-somethings over at Apple. (I dont need to one-hand a phone that I cannot see.)
Amen. The problem, as I see it, is that informatics and computer science are almost exclusive domains of the young. I’m a professor in information science and my work strives to inform designers of what users really need. That includes telling the youngsters that they aren’t the only ones on the planet, they aren’t they only ones using the system they design.
I constantly have to remind them of ‘unseen disabilities (defined broadly),’ such as the need for larger or darker print, that make the design good for everyone, not only those with disabilities. They get too much in their own heads, sometimes.
Who was a dog, so maybe even kicked once.
Huh? Why is there a noun where the verb is supposed to be?
A peek is a noun too. But yeah.
Americans are spoiled. We are wealthy enough to buy what tickles our fancy. Americans blindly opt for Apple devices to be with the in crowd. To be hip. To be whatever feeds their fantasies
You go to Latin America and Asia and Android dominates because it is less expensive and this what they can afford. Japan is rich so they buy a lot of Apple devices. But Android rules Asia, Africa, Latin America, European nations that are not so rich like Greece and Poland etc etc
What is someone in Argentina or Uruguay going to buy? An android phone and Lenovo tablet
I use only Macs, my best friend is all Android. He’s got an amazing Samsung Note, which has a lot of features I admire.
It’s just a technology choice...like Ford versus Chevys, and people assign all this denigration to our choices, seems silly to me!
Supposedly the new iPhone will have a larger screen...
Oh, the irony of making a typo when critiquing spelling or grammar...
Me, I blame auto-correct. Not that it's always fair, but the alternative is usually blaming myself, and we can't have that, can we? :)
Do note that OSX is built on top of BSD Unix - get to the terminal and us old Unix/Linux geeks can feel right at home.
This all comes back to the old “market share” argument. Apple has never really strived to have the largest market share for any of their devices (the iPad is an exception, if only because it essentially defined the market and it’s taking time for competitors to poach them down to a minority position) - they’re typically aiming for about 30% share or so.
But that 30% they’re targeting is where the majority of the profit is, on the higher-end side of the spectrum and potential customers who are willing to spend money. Note that despite having about a 20% market share in the smartphone market, Apple pulls in a majority of the profits. That’s their business model, and to date it seems to work for them, even if it annoys Wall Street.
By the same token, people who own iPhones and iPads have consistently been shown to use their devices more than those who own competitors’ devices. In that respect, there’s nothing unusual about this particular finding - it merely confers previous results.
Same here. 4 Iphones, 1 Ipad 2, 1 Asus 10, 1 Nexus 7.
My analysis after having both for a couple of years now - IOS is more user friendly and easier to use for the not technically inclined (wife and daughter). Android is much more fun for those who like to tinker and customize (my sons and myself). It truly can do a lot more than an Apple device. And despite what people claim, I have never had a virus on my android tablet.
Finally, Apple still leads in Quality apps. Google, has more overall apps, but the majority of them are just cheap ripoffs of the more popular apps. As soon as Coin Dozer got popular, there were at least 20 to 30 copies in the Google play store. Also, there are a significant amount of “adult themed” apps that you won’t see in the Itunes store, which inflates the Android apps number. I personally wish they would remove them, which is why I still lean towards Apple.
I predict that Apple will be forced to unlock more and more of IOS or continue to lose market share to Android.
Why is apple tracking user’s locations?
years ago it seemed this way, however recently I see (yes an anecdote) a more even split of android tablets. It also pays to take into account apple is rare outside the usa.
They're not. These are maps of the wifi and ISP connections each UUID connects via, not individual location. The generalized location can be inferred but no specific individual device is tracked.
This tracks world wide. . . and Android tablets are not seen in the wild as much. I saw some toy tablets offered the other day with Android: 5" screens and Froyo OS . . . $19.95. No WIFI, BLUETOOTH , or any connectivity at all. Ran on two AA Batteries. It STILL counts as competition for the iPad even though these are not targeting the same customer demographics. Absurd conclusion.
I disagree, in the courts android tablets are now more common than ipads due to cost.
We all know Apple likes to mine the elite sectors of urbanites, urban gays, Subabru drivers and hipsters etc. Having said this, they can F off. I have more respect for a company like LG, Lenovo or Samsung or HTC that brings products (smartFones, tablets) to the world (such as in Uruguay and Thailand) not focusing on the self indulgent elites of certain developed nations.
This arrogance is going to backfire on Apple being they are ignoring vast segments worldwide who would be thrilled (due to media brainwashing) to buy Apple fones tablets at lower price points. Others I have mentioned are rushing in to fill this demand. Thus penetrating the mind of consumers in ways that they will never be buying an apple gizmo. Samsung is already achieving lift-off on this in America, other developed nations and second tier nations like an Argentina and India
Uh, in some areas where Apple simple does not have an official presence, you have a point.
Where Apple does compete, it swiftly becomes the number one selling device model in any market it enters. Japan? 68.7% of mobile phones. Hong Kong 28%. KOREA home of largest cellphone maker in the worldiPhone accounts for 14% and is the #1 selling model of Smartphone! 29.9% in Great Britain, 19.8% in China after only one year, Australia: 35.7%, France: 20.3%, Italy: 12.8%. And remember, this is one company's three models against over 200 companies' over 500 models of Android phones and tablets! Yet the IOS devices were the # 1,2 &3 best selling devices in every one of these markets despite being the most expensive in those markets.
Absolutely no one buys Apple in my lower-class neighborhood (not surprisingly). But lots and lots of Android tablets purchased at Big Lots and WalMart (including mine — happy with it).
Several years ago when I got my first “Android” box — a Logitech Google TV — I was delighted to log in with a terminal and see the basic Linux directory structure. Still am.
No one buys apple in Uruguay either. They can’t afford that bs. They get an android and are happy. Androids come in many qualities and sizes so there is more choice and more prices to buy into android.
Uruguay and other places like it. Plus people in developed wealthy nations who cannot afford Apple devices or have the money and just plain object to being ripped off. They get an android and are good to go
They're not iPhones. They're mostly dumb Android phones. Voice, messaging, only.
I don’t understand. Android is outselling iPhone in US and worldwide Samsung alone is outselling iPhone.
Oh ... Twitter! I missed that. Of course iPhone users Tweet more than Android users.
How about the fact that although it is a homophones for "peek," the meaning of "peak" is also an indication that iPhone/iPad/iOS usage spikes or PEAKS "at a few larger cities in the US & Canada?"
Look up the definition for "peak" and the consider these data if they were plotted on a 3D map and then get back to me about grammar and spelling. . . Especially considering the maps plotted areas both inside and outside of cities and in no way "peeked" into any area, giving instead an overview of much larger areas.
What was seen was that iOS over Android usage peaked (or spiked) in larger population areas. There may be several explanations for this dichotomy. It may be consistent with smaller carriers in rural areas not offering iPhones, the late entry of Verizon who tended to have a larger footprint in rural areas joining the iOS market three years after its introduction, or the tendency for rural families to be larger and tend to go for the sales promotions buy one get one, two, three, or even four free, that Android makers use to push their low cost products to grow market share. . .
And you both are forgetting that OSX & iOS are both UNIX. In the case of OSX its one of the four TradeMarked UNIX POSIX compliant, in the world, capable of running all UNIX software and Linux software as well.
Plus you can use Windows in all its versions should you choose in sandboxes. . . And multiple versions of Linux in sandboxes, as well. Simultaneously. All under OSX.
No, author meant ‘peek’.
But given the relative writing skills of journalists today...then it is possible.
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