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Apple rules above the clouds

Gogo is one of the most popular and successful in-flight internet service providers in the world. Now, the company has given some statistics on devices used to connect to its in-flight networks.

The statistics show that 67% of the devices used to connect to Gogo during flights are smartphones and tablets. Tablets are the most preferred device connecting to its network at 35 percent, followed by laptop at 33 percent and smartphones at 33 percent.

The most common mobile operating system that connects to the network during flights comes from Apple with the iPad being the most common device overall. 84% of all devices that connect to the Gogo network during the flight run iOS while 16% use Android.

BlackBerry and Windows Phone/Mobile devices each make up less than 1% of in-flight connections.

The most common task performed using these devices in-flight is average web surfing. Gogo says that passengers are accessing their personal e-mail accounts, using social media sites, checking sports scores, and shopping. Business travelers more often use their work e-mail and finalize reports, listing those two activities as their most frequent tasks during the flight.

With Apple devices so popular during flights, it would come as no surprise that Safari is the most popular browser to access Gogo networks. The second most popular browser is Internet Explorer followed by Chrome and Firefox.
While Apple devices are the most common that access Gogo in-flight, Android is catching up. In 2011, only 3.2% of devices accessing the network were Android and so far in 2013, Android accounted for 16% of usage.

Source: Gogo

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RE: Apple
By Tony Swash on 3/10/2013 6:40:59 AM , Rating: 2
Apple has ignored their core group of high end power users for a couple of years now. History has shown that this strategy can have disastrous results, as the halo effect fades and high end users find alternatives. Apple should release a NEW Mac Pro with the latest tech and a 17" Macbook Pro with ALL the bells and whistles. Power users do not want to hear that most people don't need blur ray or 16gb of ram is more than enough. Audio visual pros need more. Apple is rich enough and I hope smart enough not to abandon these long time customers, who will happily spend many thousands on their computers.

Although I would personally love to see the new Mac Pro arrive I think that as a product it, and the Mac Pro customers, are far from core. Compared to Apple's main product lines it's a very tiny business.

I am hoping for something radical in the new Pro line. With Thunderbolt I wondered if they could move to a modular system and dispense with the 'big metal box that can hold everything' approach. Something more Lego like.

The other intriguing report I saw this week (sorry lost link) was about someone visiting a manufacturing complex very recently and witnessing the production of Apple branded 2TB SSDs. I wondered if that was linked to this:

"And boy have we patented it!" -- Steve Jobs, Macworld 2007

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