They say a picture is worth a thousand words … so here (below) are two recent graphics that aptly illustrate how Apple’s iPhone is faring against the competition. The first is from Fortune via Philip Elmer DeWitt’s blog Apple 2.0. PED shows a trend chart which graphically illustrates the number of times the word “iPhone” appears in a Google search request. The trend line compares searches for “iPhone” vs. “Palm” vs. “BlackBerry” vs. “Windows Mobile” vs. “Android.” Pretty obvious that iPhone continues to capture the interest of millions of Netizens.
Are iPhone users active websurfers? You bet they are! Vic Gundotra, head of Google’s mobile operations told the Financial Times at the 2008 Mobile World Congress in Barcelona … Google has seen
“50 times more searches on Apple’s iPhone than any other mobile handset…We thought it was a mistake and made our engineers check the logs again,” [no mistake] See iPhonAsia post > It’s all about Data
The second chart (below) shows AdMob’s latest (January 2009) mobile advertising metrics report. The pice chart shows the iPhone is responsible for 51 percent of online ad requests among smartphones in the US, and 32 percent worldwide. AdMob chart also shows the iPhone and iPod touch topping the list as the most popular “handsets” among users visiting its network sites.