Apple devices winning big in Middle East and North Africa

“Apple’s iPhone, iPad and iPod touch are huge in the Middle East and North Africa, where they account for 55 percent of mobile Internet traffic, according to a new survey by Dubai-based Effective Measure,” Darrell Etherington reports for GigaOM. “The iPhone and iPad in particular are doing well, splitting top device honors among the countries covered in the study.”

“Effective Measure’s measured audience for the Middle East-North Africa region is 43.7 million spread across sixteen countries,” Etherington reports. “For Apple to own such an impressive share of the market in an area where BlackBerry has traditionally been in high demand is an impressive achievement.”

Read more in the full article here.

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


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