For the first time in mobile phone history, smartphones became the mobile of choice for mobile phone users in 2012, according to MacDailyNews. During the first quarter of this year, smartphones accounted for 49% of subscribers, and jumped to 56% by the third quarter. The popularity of mobile applications is also on the rise, and 10 were particularly popular for 2012 according to Nielsen. Facebook Messenger experienced the fastest growth among iPhone apps, and for Android? The winner was Twitter.
In the race between Google and Facebook, Google remained the top web brand, boasting 172 million unique visitors per month between January and October, with Facebook coming in at a not-too-shabby 153 million. Was video popular in 2012? You bet – and YouTube stayed on top in the online video world with a whopping 132 million viewers so far in 2012.
So, for the big question – what were the top 10 iPhone apps of 2012?
Maps came in at number one, with Facebook coming in second place followed by YouTube in third. Stocks took fourth place, weather fifth, and Facebook Messenger sixth. The Weather Channel came in number seven on the list of the top 10, followed by Twitter, Pandora Radio, and Instagram. As far as year-to-date growth, Facebook Messenger grew by an incredible 544%, averaging 10,458,000 unique users every month.
It’s clear to see that users of iPhones want to check on the weather, find their way from one location to another and keep an eye on their investments – but it’s also clear (and no surprise) that social media is huge, even for those on the go. Seems like Facebook and Twitter have become a natural part of the daily routine!
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