Apple’s iPod touch a big winner this Christmas

“Apple’s iPhone probably had a good Christmas — we’re seeing them everywhere. But its iPod touch — which it’s marketing as a gaming device — seems to be on fire,” Dan Frommer reports for Silicon Alley Insider.

“We’re not the only ones who saw a big spike in traffic on Christmas Day from iPod touch users: Web metrics service Net Applications says the iPod touch’s Web browser market share soared on Christmas day to 0.21%, up fourfold from its mid-December share around 0.05%. It’s staying up since then, too — 0.16% on Dec. 26, 27, and 28,” Frommer reports.

“Meanwhile, we got 2.66% of our visits from iPod touch users yesterday, up from 2.00% on Christmas Day and a 0.32% average from Dec. 1-24, according to Google Analytics,” Frommer reports.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Note: According to Google Analytics, yesterday MacDailyNews saw 7.90% of our traffic from iPhone and 1.63% from iPod touch versus 10.15% from iPhone and 1.90% from iPod touch on Christmas Day vs. averages of 7.55% and 0.95% respectively from Dec. 1-24.

Arnold Kim reports for MacRumors, “The #1 ranked App Store application (iFart Mobile) saw a tripling of sales from 13,000 units a day to almost 39,000 units on Christmas day. This growth in sales, however, was not just isolated to the #1 spot and was seen across the entire App Store. Several game developers on reported sales boosts of 3x-4x across all titles, even for titles not in the top 100 listings… Hit Tennis developer Mark Johnson reported a 4x sales increase on Christmas for his tennis game.”

Full article here.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]


  1. @ I hate to disagree but…

    “39,000 of iFart on Christmas day? Human stupidity is really beyond measure. It is not humorous, it is pathetic.”

    Many kids got an iPod touch for Christmas.

    Kids love farts.

    Lighten up.

    MW children LOL

  2. @I hate to disagree but…

    I suggest you never enter a joke shop.

    If something silly actually found its way in to thaw and tickle your frozen soul, the resulting slight lift at the corner of your mouth might crack your face.

    What do you do when it’s your turn to take care of the kids?
    Read to them from Ezekiel?

    MDN Word “Year”. What a minute with you must feel like.

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