InMobi Insights: Apple's iOS overtakes Android for the first time in New Zealand

Published on July 11, 2012

Apples’s iOS overtakes Android for the first time

Tablet impressions surge with a 78% growth in three months

InMobi, the largest independent mobile advertising network, today released its latest New Zealand Mobile Insights Report, revealing that Apple’s iOS platform has overtaken Android for the first time. The report shows that Apple’s iOS now holds 33.4 per cent market share, increasing 10.4 per cent in the last three months, whilst Android currently holds 29.5 per cent, only increasing its share marginally by 0.9 per cent. These findings are supported by the dominance of the iPhone as the top handset, commanding 19.6 per cent of the market.

Top 3 Operating Systems:  % Share Available Impressions
OS Q1 2012 Q2 2012
iOS 23.0% 33.4%
Android 28.7% 29.5%
Nokia OS 7.0% 6.1%

As predicated last quarter, the report also shows a staggering 78 per cent growth in tablet impressions on the New Zealand InMobi network over the last three months. A similar growth was experienced in Australia (34 per cent) indicating a strong upward trend in tablet usage across the Pacific region

Francisco Cordero, General Manager and Regional Director of InMobi Australia and New Zealand, said: “There is a very direct link between the developments we have seen in the tablet and mobile markets over the last three months and what our data shows. iOS has overtaken Android as a result of the iPhone becoming available to all carriers in New Zealand. Furthermore, tablets are seeing exponential growth due to reduced retail prices and richer web browsing experiences achieved by the larger screen format.” “With the introduction of new tablets to the market, including the Microsoft Surface and Google’s Nexus 7, and reports that Apple will launch a mini iPad, we expect tablet impressions to double by this time next year from 70 million to 140 million.” Earlier this year, InMobi opened an office in Auckland and a second Australian office in Melbourne, helping it serve over 419 million ads in New Zealand between April and June this year. Download the latest InMobi Mobile Insights Reports under the Network Data section of the InMobi Research page: www.inmobi.com/research Follow us on Twitter to keep up to date with InMobi insights at @InMobi_au

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