Apple’s iOS continues to dominate the mobile enterprise

Good Technology today released its Q4 2012 Device Activation Report. The report details smartphone and tablet devices activated amongst Good’s enterprise customers, which include half of the Fortune 100. The full report provides a breakdown of smartphone and tablet activations among Good’s enterprise customers to uncover notable changes and trends in device and mobile operating system preference and usage within corporations.

The results showed Apple as the clear winner among enterprise users, claiming the top five spots for device activations, and more than 90 percent of all tablet activations. The iPhone 5, released at the end of September 2012, was the most popular device among enterprise users, followed by the iPhone 4 and 4S, both of which also showed a surge in activations over the quarter. Good attributes this spike in activations to the price drop that systematically occurs whenever a new iPhone is released into the market. Similarly, the iPad (4th gen.), released in October 2012, came in behind its two most recent predecessors in overall device rankings. The number of iPad models currently available in the market is leading to increased fragmentation and suggests that consumers and corporate buyers are often willing to adopt older generations of device hardware in order to save money.

Good Technology’s Q4 2012 Device Activation Report

Good Technology’s Q4 2012 Device Activation Report

Good Technology’s Q4 2012 Device Activation Report

Android activations dropped 6.3 percent as compared to Q4 2011, accounting for 22.7 percent of all activations for the quarter, which were primarily driven by Android tablets. Windows Phone devices came in a distant third for the quarter, capturing just 0.5 percent of overall activations.

Additional report findings include:

• iOS platform activations rose 8.5 percent year-over-year, growing from 71 percent in Q4 of 2011 to 77 percent in Q4 2012
• The iPhone 5 was the most popular device in Q4 of 2012, representing 32 percent of all activations for the quarter
• iPad continues to lead tablet activations with 93.2 percent
• Android smartphones finished the quarter a fraction behind iOS at 21 percent of all activations in Q4 2012

The more than 4,000 customers represented in this survey include bellwether companies – from financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, energy & utilities, legal, government, and high tech –making this data report a benchmark for enterprise mobility adoption. The metrics cited in this report are generated directly from Good’s internal data, as aggregated from all devices activated across Good’s worldwide customer base.

Source: Good Technology

MacDailyNews Take: You know, because Apple is doomed.

15 Comments

    1. True…… except for the FracDroid Skeltons in Eric T. Shit Moles closets. FragmaDroid will always be a massive festering pustule wound that no band-aid patch will ever be able to heal. If you ponder the smell is bad now??? Wait until the scabDroid gets infected. It WILL happen. A security breach a Biblical proportions will plague Android. Stupid is as stupid IT DUFUSSES DO.

      1. Interesting that you would state your point of view with such foul words and images. How about:

        Google CEO Eric Schmidt may have an unsavoury plan in mind. Android will always be a substandard platform and if you think it is bad now, wait until the OS gets infected with a virus. Security will be greatly compromised and the IT departments don’t seem to see it coming.

        1. My political correctness is no longer needed under the current circumstances. I am DONE playing that game. I have watched and evaluated everything AAPL over the past 25+ YEARS! What part of Google, Samsung & Android along with the corrupt players in the game don’t you understand? The ENTIRE system is a one sided lobby to take AAPL down. Corrupt as CORRUPT can BE! Sad. Apple earned their way to top. Now others BLATANTANLY STEAL & PROFIT!!!!! FROM APPLES 1st to market and mass deployment of innovation? Some people you just can’t reach.

          1. I am totally in agreement with you on Google and Samsung. That is why I boycott all Samsung consumer products and point out to my friends that Android is a stolen OS concept. Mostly, I am greatly upset that Eric Schmidt has gotten away with it and even hailed as a hero in some circles.

    2. Had Samsung bought webOS Cook might have taken notice.

      Apple, the autonomous vertical-market technology company thrives in a market they created over thirty-years ago. All of us collectively are the life force (market) of Apple. They make it, we take it and give it purpose, followed by value.

      We, the Apple market decides what it wants, as well as the price.

      Samsung isn’t competing with Cook, its competing with 100s-of-millions of Apple users who make up their very own market!

      Samsung’s knows this. Their most successful advertising campaign for the Galaxy S has been to attack Apple’s market, not Apple itself, and so you should realize, as long as Apple continues to foster goodwill with the Apple Market, the market will grow!

      That is Apple’s formula for success; grow with the Market, don’t out pace it.

  1. This is driven by a combination of BYOD and company legislated devices.

    Anyone know of any numbers *accurately* tracking (I’d say Good’s own numbers should be accurate for Good) units going the direct tie into Exchange route? When added to these numbers this should really show that Apple is moving into the enterprise on the mobile front. Even Microsoft has an uphill battle here.

    1. Spread your ass AP… more BS and FUD. Google Glass My ASS! It’s all Gaagle smoke and mirrors. Google Pixel $1499.99. That’s cheap. Right? Ponder IF AAPL released such an abortion @ that price point.

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