Bruce P. Mehlman
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More American adults own smartphones than own feature cell phones—that is, the phones that can be used as a phone and for texting, but do not have a smartphone operating system such as Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android.
Some 34% of adults have a feature phone; 5% of adults say they do not know if they have a smartphone or not; and 15% of American adults have no cell phone at all.
On the eve of Apple’s unveiling of the iPhone 5, 45% of American adults owned smartphones.
68% of those living in households earning $75,000 own smartphones.
66% of those ages 18-29 own smartphones.
Although cellular telephony was first introduced in 1983, only 41 percent of elderly households possessed wireless subscription service in 2003.
But by 2010, wireless adoption among the elderly has grown to nearly 80 percent.
The wireless revolution has transformed the way Americans communicate with each other.
Over 30 percent of all U.S. households have eliminated their land line service and the percentage of these households that rely exclusively on landline telecommunications has fallen dramatically: from 58 percent in 2003 to only 19 by 2010.
Privacy continues to be a concern with the vast majority (70% in 2011 and 73% in 2012) expressing concern over personal data collection
— 55 percent wary of sharing information about their location via smartphone apps.
The Top Five Apps continue to be Facebook, YouTube, Android Market, Google Search, and Gmail. And smartphone owners spend just about the same amount of time on apps each day
— 37 minutes a day in 2011 compared to 39 minutes today.
Not only is the 2012 smartphone owner downloading more apps, they are increasingly spending more time using them vs. using the mobile web
— about 10 percent more than last year.
In just a year, the average number of apps per smartphone has jumped 28 percent, from 32 apps to 41.