“Apple’s iPhone was the only smartphone to gain mobile web traffic share in North America during the holidays, according to a new report from analytics firm Chitika, suggesting that the iPhone 5s and the iPhone 5c were popular with consumers over the holiday season,” Juli Clover reports for MacRumors.

“The iPhone saw a 1.8 percent jump in web traffic from the period between December 20 and December 29, while other smartphone manufacturers experienced no gains or a slight loss in traffic share,” Clover reports. “The iPad remains the most popular tablet, comprising 76.1 percent of all mobile web traffic in North America. Apple’s closest competitor, Amazon, has a 9.4 percent share, while Microsoft and Samsung come in at 2.3 and 5.9 percent.”

“Mobile web traffic usage numbers have changed little over the course of the last year, with iOS devices continuing to dominate Android devices,” Clover reports. “In a report from late 2012, Chitika noted that iOS had an overall usage share of 67 percent, while Android had a 33 percent share.”

Chitika: Tablet and smartphone makers pre- and post-Christmas 2013 usgae share

 
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader "Dan K." for the heads up.]