Globally, computer users aged 18 to 24 are twice as likely as 50+ users to be using an Apple computer. Among German adults, the ratio is the most extreme – more than four times wider. Germany has been a stronghold for Windows computers as well as Android smartphone and tablets, a factor that has been changing primarily with younger Germans. In Japan, the difference by age group is not as extreme, and Apple’s overall penetration is lower across the board.
This MetaFAQ reports on the percentage of adult computer users who are using an Apple computer by age group and country. Report [TUP_doc_2024_0213_ymac] in TUP Lenses: PCs; User Profile; Technology Ecosystems
Apple Mac laptops reach parity among Windows PCs among young Americans – Apple’s MacBooks have been squarley marketed towards younger adults for many years. Only in 2023 can it be said that Apple caught up to Windows, with Apple’s share of active users aged 18 to 24 having basically the same share as Microsoft’s. Apple’s growth has been taking place slowly and steadily since 2017.
This MetaFAQ reports on the percentage of adult notebook/laptop users using either an Apple or Windows notebook/laptop, detailed by age group and country. Report [TUP_doc_2024_0101_182t] in TUP Lenses: Devices; PCs; User Profile; Technology Ecosystems
Apple has a history of marketing towards younger people or those aspiring to have a more youthful image. That has borne fruit, as demonstrated by the higher penetration rates of Apple products and services. Apple’s line of Macintosh computers acquired with personal funds for home use has higher penetration rates among younger adults than among older ones. However, this pattern is not true across all countries surveyed.
This MetaFAQs reports on the percentage of online adults using an Apple home computer within age groups in the US, UK, Germany, Japan, and China. Report [TUP_doc_2023_1227_yapl] in TUP Lenses: PCs; User Profile; Technology Ecosystems
Apple has attracted a substantial base of loyal and highly involved customers. One measure of any company’s most loyal customers is those with many devices within a given ecosystem. In Apple’s case, as with Microsoft Windows, or Google’s Android or ChromeOS, this measure is based on the number of Apple products they actively use, such as an iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Apple’s technology ecosystem is one of Apple’s key differentiators, which promises to provide extra benefits to users of more than one Apple product. Potential benefits include smoother interoperability and a more consistent user experience. However, some market segments have limited control over the types of devices they use or they are using fewer devices in a quest for simplicity or economy.
This MetaFAQs reports on the number of online adults across five countries using two or more Apple devices: iPhone, iPad, or Mac. Report [TUP_doc_2023_1221_apl2] in TUP Lenses: Technology Ecosystems
Apple has expanded into the two latest generations of online adults around the world. In every country surveyed, more than half of online adults are regularly using at least one major Apple product: an iPhone, an iPad, or a Mac. Among the earlier generations with millennials and Boomer/Silent adults, global penetration is 40%, and in the US it nears 50%.
This MetaFAQs reports on the percentage of online adults by age generation and country who are using one or more Apple devices – a smartphone, tablet, or computer. It also details how many Apple devices each age generation is using. Report [TUP_doc_2023_1207_appl] in TUP Lenses: Devices; PCs; Mobile Phones; Tablets; User Profile; Technology Ecosystems
Apple Mac laptops reach parity among Windows PCs among young Americans – For years, Microsoft Windows has led the PC market. Meanwhile, Apple’s MacOS has become particularly popular among US adults aged 18 to 24. Currently, in this age group, the usage of Windows and MacOS is nearly identical. It’s worth noting that this trend is specific to young Americans and doesn’t extend to adults in the UK, Germany, Japan, or China.
This MetaFAQs reports on the operating system family of the notebook/laptop actively used by online adults in the US, Germany, UK, Japan, and China. Report [TUP_doc_2023_1019_1824] in TUP Lenses: Devices; PCs; User Profile; Technology Ecosystems
Apple is the envy of many technology companies, primarily for their active installed base of loyal customers. While Apple’s highest penetration is with the iPhone, there is a solid overlap with Macs, iPads, and Apple Watch.
This MetaFAQs reports on the depth of Apple’s customer loyalty as measured by the collection of Apple products they use – iPhones, iPads, and Macs. It reports on the percentage of online adults in the US, the UK, Germany, and Japan that use any of Apple’s key devices and which ones they actively use. It further splits Apple’s installed base by age group, reporting on penetration and the average number of devices used.
Apple computers grew in usage during the pandemic, only to shrink below pre-pandemic levels. The shape and composition of the active Apple computer user base maintained relative strength among historically advantaged Americans and much less so among the traditionally disadvantaged. Advantaged Americans have been the ficklest. The skew toward younger Americans using Apple computers has flattened as older Americans increase their usage.
This TUPdate looks at the profile of American adults who currently use an Apple computer along several lines: the socioeconomic group they are part of, their life stage, employment status, and age.
Apple notebook/laptop computers grew in usage during the pandemic, only to shrink to pre-pandemic levels. The shape and composition of the active Apple notebook computer user base maintained relative strength among historically advantaged Americans and much less so among the traditionally disadvantaged. The skew toward younger Americans using Apple notebooks has flattened as older Americans increase their usage.
This TUPdate looks at the profile of American adults who currently use a personally owned Apple notebook computer along several lines: the socioeconomic group they are part of, their life stage, employment status, and age.
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.