The tablet market has been dominated by Apple’s iPads and a hodgepodge of Google Android tablets. There is a strong positive association between a user’s smartphone operating system and that of their tablets. Google Android tablets have their strongest share among German adults, especially those in earlier generations. Gen Z adults seem to have little appetite for Google Android tablets, even within Germany.
This MetaFAQ reports on the percentage of adult tablet users using a Google Android tablet, split by country and age generation. Report [TUP_doc_2024_0108_andt] in TUP Lenses: Tablets
Apple’s continued emphasis on a youthful market continues to bear fruit. The highest penetration of Apple iPhones is among adults aged 18 to 24 across all countries surveyed. This is especially notable in Germany, where Google Android phones have dominated the market for many years. Conversely, iPhones have much lower penetration rates among adults aged 50 and up, except in the US, where rates among older adults are only somewhat lower than average.
This MetaFAQs reports on the percentage of online adults using an Apple iPhone split by age group and country. Report [TUP_doc_2023_1217_ipho] in TUP Lenses: Mobile Phones; User Profile; Technology Ecosystems
Apple iPads dominate the market for tablets, with a higher penetration than Android tablets among online adults around the world. Among millennials and Gen Xers, however, Android tablets have their strongest foothold, especially in the US. Among online Germans, Android tablet users outnumber iPad users among millennials, Gen Xers, and Boomers, and the reverse is true among Gen Z adults.
This MetaFAQs reports on the number and percentage of online tablet users by operating system family, country, and age generation in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, and China. Report [TUP_doc_2023_1103_andp] in TUP Lenses: Tablets
The Apple iPhone continues to be a product for upper socioeconomic groups, both active users as well as those aspiring to have newer iPhones. Traditionally advantaged groups have higher iPhone market penetration rates than those historically disadvantaged. During the pandemic, iPhone adoption faltered among disadvantaged groups, with 2022 showing a return to broadening penetration.
This TUPdate looks at the profile of American adults who currently use or intend to use an iPhone along several lines: the socioeconomic group they are part of, their life stage, employment status, and age.
Online adults around the world have continued to use fewer devices than in the past. Computers have been declining in use both in numbers and overall market penetration. Windows PCs have continued their trend of being used by fewer adults, as smartphones grow in their breadth of usage. This MetaFAQs reports on the percentage of online adults using Windows PCs, Apple Macs, Apple iPhones, Android smartphones, Apple iPads, Android tablets, and Windows tablets.
Forward-looking interest is stronger for Apple iPhones than for Android smartphones across most countries surveyed. Apple is strongest among younger adults and adults of all ages currently working from home. This MetaFAQs reports the smartphone purchase plans for the next 12 months among online adults in the US, Germany, UK, Japan, and China.
Forward consumer sentiment for buying technology products has weakened substantially in the last year, impacting many products from computers to Apple Watch. This MetaFAQs reports on the change in purchase plans between 2021 and 2022 for many products: smartphones, laptops, desktops, wearables, printers, and Chromebooks.
In tech circles, it seems you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who doesn’t have a smartphone. But which Americans are getting the newest phones depends on various factors. 18% of all online American adults recently acquired a smartphone. This MetaFAQs profiles those with new phones by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age and gender; household composition; life stage (age, employment status, presence of children); and technology ecosystem entrenchment. Report [TUP_doc_2022_0811_new_] in TUP Lenses: Mobile Phones, Devices, User Profile.
While the penetration of tablets has shrunk overall, some Americans are leading the movement towards expansion. Who are these recent buyers? 4% of all online American adults reported having recently acquired a tablet. This MetaFAQs profiles recent tablet acquirers by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age and gender; employment status; household size; life stage (age, employment status, presence of children); technology ecosystem involvement and entrenchment. Report [TUP_doc_2022_0805_new_] in TUP Lenses: Devices, Tablets, User Profile.
There’s a growing divide between those who remain up to date with their smartphones and those who cling to the older models. This report looks at those who own the oldest smartphones—29% of all online Americans. This MetaFAQs profiles online Americans with the oldest smartphones by several critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age and gender, employment status, and technology ecosystem entrenchment. Report [TUP_doc_2022_0804_old] in TUP Lenses: Mobile Phones, Devices, User Profile.