Apple Leads for 1st Device, Especially Among Gen Z – Among online adults, Apple devices are emerging as the most frequently used, surpassing Google and Windows ecosystems. This trend is particularly pronounced among Gen Z adults worldwide. Nearly 50% of global Gen Z adults rely on an Apple OS iPhone, iPad, or Mac as their main device. In the U.S., this statistic rises impressively, with two-thirds of online Gen Z adults favoring Apple. Among the highly-educated Gen Z elite in China, Apple holds a more challenged one-third share, yet this still outpaces both Google Android and Windows.
This MetaFAQs offers vital data, detailing the primary operating system choices of online adults. This information is invaluable for tech professionals, aiding them in understanding and navigating the evolving preferences of the digital population. Such insights are key for technology marketers, researchers, and analysts to strategize effectively in an ever-shifting tech landscape. Report [TUP_doc_2023_1007_genz] in TUP Lenses: PCs; Mobile Phones; Tablets; User Profile; Technology Ecosystems
PCs continue to hold a central role among online adults, especially as a substantial number work from home or find ways to stay connected. However, PC users are not all the same in the type of PC they use nor how they use them. This TUP Highlights report details the shifting market penetration of PCs, how ownership has changed, and which brands are leading. It details how often PCs are being used as well as how they are being used for everything from remote work to communication, shopping, and entertainment.
This TUP Highlights Report profiles smartphones – their market penetration, user demographic profile, their regular activities, usage profile, key competitors, and purchase plans.
Chromebooks have maintained a larger-than-life aspect, acting as a looming threat to Windows & Apple computers. However, their promise of lower price and connected collaboration has not yet been proven since the products are only being regularly used by 6% of American adults. This MetaFAQs profiles the small, hardy group of active Chromebook users, numbering 12.7 million online Americans, detailing the critical demographic and behavioral factors distinctive from the average American online adult: age group within gender, employment status, life stage, and mix of technology ecosystems.
Online seniors 60 and older are more active than may be expected, with nearly as high device penetration rates as online adults aged 18 to 59. This MetaFAQs reports on the percent of online adults in the US, Germany, UK, and Japan that are using key connected devices – PCs, smartphones, and tablets – in total and split out by major technology ecosystems.
Smartphones have rapidly, although not completely, replaced feature phones. Smartphone users have expanded their range of activities with new uses while also increasingly migrating activities from computers and tablets. This TUP Highlights Report profiles smartphones – their market penetration, user demographic profile, regular activities, usage profile, key competitors, and purchase plans.
This TUP Highlights report includes the following sections: penetration of smartphones versus feature phones, smartphone brand share, top activities for smartphones, smartphone carrier share, smartphone usage profile, trends in technology ecosystems, major activities for a market segment, and the profile of smartphone users.
Popularity may not matter much in life—but when it comes to device and ecosystem adoption—it can mean quite a lot.
This TUPdate measures brand footprint and ecosystem adoption by how many people are using its devices. Microsoft Windows ranks as the most successful technology ecosystem, while Google’s Android and ChromeOS devices, Facebook, Amazon, Apple’s ecosystem, and HP’s brand footprint also hold substantial penetration rates. This TUPdate reports on the progress of seven top ecosystems and brands in reaching market penetration using the wave of research from TUP/Technology User Profile 2020 across the US, Germany, the UK, Japan, China, and India.
Which tech ecosystems are strongest? One measure of ecosystem strength depends on how many products online adults use within that system. While Microsoft and Facebook take the lead in many countries, that is not always the case.
This MetaFAQs reports on the use of two or more products or services by online adults spanning: Microsoft Windows and Xbox, Facebook networks or Portals, HP PCs or printers, Amazon shoppers and Alexa users, Apple iPhones, iPads, Watches, and Macs, Google Android/Chrome smartphones and tablets, and Samsung smartphones, PCs, and tablets. This report measures online adults in the US, Germany, the UK, Japan, China, and India from TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual.
All it takes is one—especially when it comes to joining an ecosystems or brand footprint. A basic measure of ecosystem strength or brand footprint is how many customers are using at least one of its products or services.
This MetaFAQs reports on the use of one or more products or services by online adults spanning: Microsoft Windows and Xbox; Facebook networks or Portals; HP PCs or printers; Amazon shoppers and Alexa users; Apple iPhones, iPads, Watches, and Macs; Google Android/ChromeOS smartphones and tablets; and Samsung smartphones, PCs, and tablets. This report measures online adults in the US, Germany, the UK, Japan, China, and India from TUP/Technology User Profile 2020, which is TUP’s 38th annual.
Dan Ness, Principal Analyst, MetaFacts, November 29, 2018
Apple and Samsung have the highest share of their users actively using two or more of their devices.
This is based on the MetaFacts TUP/Technology User Profile 2018 survey results. Among online adults in the US, more of Apple’s and Samsung’s users have two or more of the brand’s devices than only use one of their devices.