News, sports, and weather-for all ages, not all devices [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 5, 2020 Some information such as news, sports, and weather are most useful when they’re current and easily available. There are many ways to get this information across smartphones, PCs, or tablets. Some users are more actively intent on tapping into this information, and different age groups prefer different…

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American iPhone carriers – a generational divide [MetaFAQs]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, October 13, 2020 Apple iPhones appeal more strongly to some age groups than others, just as certain wireless carriers have attracted more of some age groups than others. This MetaFAQs looks at the age distribution of American Apple iPhone users by their wireless carrier. About MetaFAQs MetaFAQs are answers to…

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Watching the watches – smartwatches and fitness bands [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, December 12, 2019

Smartwatch and fitness band penetration tapers to 2016 levels

The race for the wrist has settled into a larger-than-niche and less-than-majority position. Over the last three years, the share of online Americans using at least one smartwatch has grown from one in six to one in five, only to settle back to the one-in-six level. This is based on the TUP/Technology User Profile 2019 survey of 8,060 online adults in the US, and from the prior three annual waves.

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Game-playing trends – convenience gamers, dedicated gamers, and device-gamers [Highlights]

Overview Playing games is a regular activity for most adults whether using game consoles or gaming PCs, or any of their connected devices – mobile phones, tablets, or PCs. Convenience Gamers – those using only a connected device to play games – have near-equal market penetration to Dedicated Gamers – users of game consoles or…

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Home printing trends – US 2019 [TUPdate]

Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 7, 2019

Overview

Printing at home has changed in recent years. Printer manufacturers continue to innovate to compete and encourage broad active printer use.

This TUPdate looks at the major trends in home printing in the US and examines how users have changed in both what they print and their volume of printing. Also, it examines printing trends concerning the broadened use of mobile devices. Further, it looks into whether younger adults print more or less than older ones and whether the presence of children makes a difference.

The source for this analysis is MetaFacts TUP/Technology User Profile, with results from waves 2015 through 2019, all based on surveys of from 7,326 to 8,060 online adults in the US.

Home printer penetration

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