Apple’s iOS leads Android two to one in U.S. Web usage

“Piper Jafray‘s Gene Munster today reiterates an Overweight rating on Apple (AAPL) and a $655 price target, writing that data he gleaned about how many people look at 70 different Websites in the U.S. suggest to him the company’s iOS operating system for the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad ‘continues to perform well in traffic,’ leading usage of the Web on mobile devices running Google‘s (GOOG) Android software,” Tiernan Ray reports for Barron’s.

“Munster, noting Apple had 63% of Web surfing share in the U.S. as of Friday, up 2.6% from four weeks earlier, versus 28% for Android, which had only a 0.2% gain in that time, thinks Apple holds the pole position in smartphones and tablets in the U.S.,” Ray reports.

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  1. Good news, but unfortunately it will NOT matter.

    • All that matters in the media mind is steering perception, ignoring facts and garnering hits by consistently reporting negative Apple articles.

    • All that matters in the analyst mind is the suspect big guess, and while madame behind the crystal ball is often wrong, they still get a raise.

    • All that matters in the Wall Street mind is manipulating Apple on their terms for profit (short or high) believing collective Android units sold is the more important metric and forget anything tied to traffic/usage/satisfaction numbers.

    What should matter is reality: the best products, satisfying user experience, best reviews, seamless current iOS updates, loyal customer base, sound fundamentals, piles of cash and the ability to innovate and wow consumers with new products — immediately copied and illegally ripped off by the competition. Now we define success as going with the imitator — NOT the innovator?

    What a funny world …

  2. 70 websites? How can anyone think this is enough to be representative of total web usage. I’m sure iOS dominates mobile web but come on now. Put some dam effort into your job.

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