Yesterday we were first to point out that Apple iPad is annihilating their competition in respect to web traffic and today we have a new report showing how Apple devices are dominating in-air travel stats. According to a new report, tablets and smartphones now make up a whopping 67 percent of the devices being used to connect to the Internet through Gogo's in-air network and a whopping 84% carry Apple iOS devices.
Apple devices in general still reign supreme above the clouds, with the iPad being the device of choice to connect in air. Among all devices being used to connect through Gogo, 84 percent carry Apple's iOS operating system while 16 percent carry the Android operating system.
If you look only at the smartphones people use, the iPhone makes up 73 percent and Android devices make up 26 percent, with BlackBerry and Windows based devices each making up less than 1 percent of the devices being used to connect in air.
The report goes on to state that when it comes to Apple devices, 59 percent of passengers connect using the iPad, 36 percent using the iPhone and 5 percent using the iPod touch. "We've certainly seen air travelers rapidly adopt the tablet as the device of choice when it comes to air travel. Their smaller size and better battery life make them perfect for use in flight," said Ash ElDifrawi, Gogo's chief commercial officer.
The data was compiled through surveys of Gogo users and using internal data compiled from the more than 35,000 average daily in-air connectivity sessions across more than 1800 Gogo equipped aircraft.
Yes, I've been saying for a while now, users of Apple's iDevices are just savvier. Gogo's stats would also seem to suggest that business users prefer iDevices as well as this is a segment of the market that they track.
Source: Gogo Air