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  • iDevice Activations Doubled This Week


    It was a very merry Christmas for iDevices this week, as the number of activations witnessed for iOS-powered mobile devices effectively doubled their usual rate this past Wednesday.

    Although Christmas is usually the biggest day of the year for new device activations, Flurry said this tradition continued in earnest during the holidays this week. In fact, overall device activations were up by 63% compared to an average day in the first three weeks of December.

    "In each of the past three years, Apple has experienced a larger Christmas lift than Samsung; however the gap between them narrowed this year compared to previous years," Friday's report reads. "While the magnitude of the Christmas increase is smaller for these manufacturers than for Amazon, their baseline level of activations is so large that even a doubling of daily activations on Christmas (1.9x for Samsung and 2.3x for Apple this year, according to our data) represents a large number of devices."

    Interestingly, it was neither Apple nor Samsung that truly had the best Christmas. It was Amazon (at least in terms of percentage gains). Kindle devices saw a remarkable 24x bounce in new device activations on Christmas Day.

    To check out the full report from Flurry, click here.

    Source: Flurry
    This article was originally published in forum thread: iDevice Activations Doubled This Week started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 7 Comments
    1. Scotty Manley Silberhorn's Avatar
      Scotty Manley Silberhorn -
      Everyone that I've talked to who has bought I kindle fire has said to me that they wish they would've spent $70 more for an iPad.
    1. MrLingerLonger's Avatar
      MrLingerLonger -
      Only because of price. I bet is apple lowered there's a bit on the mini it would of exceeded sales but whatever
    1. Slmchrist's Avatar
      Slmchrist -
      My daughter wanted a tablet for Christmas, I have many apple products 4 iPods, 2 iPhones, and 1 iMac. I looked at the iPad mini and purely because of price I now have bought my first samsung device. I bought a galaxy tab 3 to her its just a toy and I didn't want to spend such a large amount on a toy for my child. Samsung won for the low price of $169 us.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      I think the jailbreak helped
    1. holyshnikes's Avatar
      holyshnikes -
      Quote Originally Posted by Scotty Manley Silberhorn View Post
      Everyone that I've talked to who has bought I kindle fire has said to me that they wish they would've spent $70 more for an iPad.
      Haha. Me too! Funny how that works.
    1. thumper_net's Avatar
      thumper_net -
      in holland the old iphone 5 is reduced by nearly 100 and is selling better than the current models , this is not in the apple stores but other mobile retailers who got stuck with loads of iphone 5's
    1. BUcLAo69's Avatar
      BUcLAo69 -
      Love my iPad Air...