According to new a figure coming out of in-flight WiFi provider GoGo, Apple’s iPhone makes up two thirds of mobile device usage in the skies. The iPhone’s smaller sibling, the iPod touch, also accounts for a massive 20% of those using a small-screened device to access the internet while in the sky.
It’s not such good news for Google’s Android, however. According to an AllThingsD report, despite there being more different Android devices than there are people on the planet, (perhaps a slight exaggeration) devices powered by Google’s operating system make up a paltry 12% of mobile devices used…
RIM’s BlackBerry devices are in the minority, with 6%. All other platforms, including WebOS, Windows Phone 7 and older handsets, make up the remainder with none holding enough of a share to be worth mentioning. A sure sign that iOS rules the roost, at least when it comes to GoGo’s usage.
For those wondering where Apple’s iPad fits into the figures, it doesn’t.
GoGo treats the iPad as a computer, which means it gets lumped in with Macs, Windows Machines and the two beady fellows using Linux. Even so, it’s holding its own here too. iPads account for one third of ‘computer’ usage, with the Mac rounding off the Apple stable’s performance with a solid 20%.
We’re taking bets on the opening music for Apple’s next press event being “Come Fly With Me” by Frank Sinatra.