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5 per cent of British web traffic generated by Apple iOS

Apple UK internet presence grows

A study by Net Applications has revealed Apple mobile devices account for over 5 per cent of our total internet usage.

As iPhones, iPods, and iPads use the same version of iOS it’s not possible to determine which devices are responsible for the growth, but the rise could be attributed to the iPad’s viability as a home web browsing solution.

In Western or English speaking nations, iOS proved disproportionately popular when compared with worldwide traffic.

Globally, iOS traffic totalled 2.06 per cent but this was still enough to put it ahead of open source desktop operating system Linux. Despite becoming the world’s most popular mobile OS last quarter, Android web usage was only 0.49 per cent worldwide.

As far as web browsers go, Google Chrome took its share above 10 per cent for the first time, whereas Internet Explorer’s share fell to 56 per cent.

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