iOS and Android: A State-by-State Breakdown

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001


    The iPhone is well-represented in the Northeast and Midwest, according to statistics released by Jumptap, a mobile ad network. The iPhone is also strong in Montana and Louisiana.

    Android is very strong in the West, plus the rust belt of Ohio, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. BlackBerry remains strong around Washington, DC, with RIM being the provider of choice for government bureaucrats -- at least for now. Corporate-centric New York is also a stronghold for BlackBerry.

    There doesn't seem to be any obvious correlation between iPhone or Android use and statistics like per capita income or population density. TechCrunch has the complete study. The chart above isn't particularly informative -- it doesn't give precise market share breakdowns -- but it is an interesting look at which states are over representing one brand or the other.

    Hat tip to Splatf.

    Article Link: iOS and Android: A State-by-State Breakdown
  2. macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    I live in Colorado and the funny thing is that I see Android phones predominantly.

    I can add one thing though, I'm from Northern VA where BB is strong but it's only because the employees have to have one. I know several people who have iPhones but are required to carry a BB as well (much to their dismay).
  3. macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    The lack of a correlation to income is a good sign for Apple. It suggests additional carrier relationships are what is holding them back, not competing with budget android phones.
  4. macrumors 68000

    Mar 15, 2010
    Lol, blackberry dominated states are sad, boring places I bet.
  5. macrumors 603


    Oct 29, 2007
    I don't really understand Oregon being Blackberry dominated.
  6. macrumors regular

    Aug 5, 2011
    Exactly what the graph suggests?
  7. macrumors 65816

    May 20, 2008
    New Jersey is most definitely not dominated by Android... Just strolling through my local mall I'd say about 50% of the phones I see are iPhones, and a good portion are Blackberry's. It's rare that I see someone with an Android phone.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Dec 29, 2009
    I live in TN and I primarily see the iPhone 4.
  9. macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2011
    Until this year you had to be ATT to use an iPhone, and ATT sucks in some locations (AZ for instance). Android is good on Verizon (good in AZ). I bet iPhone is big where ATT is big, and Android is big where Verizon's big. Blackberry is business, not for touchscreen people like android.
  10. macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

    Dec 12, 2002
    I'm with you on this one. I know a few people with work-provided BBs, but among them, a majority ALSO have an iPhone or Android phone, that they use most of the time for browsing...
  11. macrumors G4

    Rodimus Prime

    Oct 9, 2006
    well look at Texas. AT&T home turf and it is Android everywhere. ATT for the most part is better than Verizon in Texas and Android is ruling the area.

    I do find the break down rather interesting.
  12. macrumors 68000


    Jul 1, 2009
    again... these are usage statistics being used as a proxy for marketshare statistics. for example, they are saying that in california that they serve ads to android phones more than other kinds of phones. that usage could be extremely heavy usage by a small sector of users or could be moderate usage by a good size number of users.

    it's certainly an interesting indicator, but typically you need a bit more information to draw conclusions from usage data. one thing i can read from this is that wall street is still having a high use of blackberry -- and in JFK I am not surprised that RIM spent tons of money with banners advertising the playbook.
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    macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2011
    Minneapolis, MN
  14. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    N. Kentucky
    I can't help but laugh whenever I read someone saying "Heh, this graph is wrong. I never see anyone with an iPhone/Android/BB."

    Dude, you're one person. You probably see .0001% of the population of the state in a week. Let alone how many of those .0001% you actually see with their cell phones out.

    And to comment on the graph, I would love to see a 3G/Cellular strength map from the big 3 (Sprint/AT&T/VZ) over this, to see if phone choice is possibly correlated to carrier service, as some have suggested.
  15. macrumors 6502

    Dec 14, 2009
    Charlotte, NC
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    Funny that most of the states I HATE prefer android.
  16. macrumors 68040


    Jan 15, 2008
    Holocene Epoch
    I don't care if it's dominant or not in my state. I only care that I'm able to carry an iPhone as my personal phone.

    I've carried an HTC Evo (for work) long enough to know just how bad the Android UI is. Some of the shortcomings in Exchange integration are mind boggling.

    For all I use the Evo for, it might as well be a dumbphone...
  17. macrumors G5


    May 2, 2002
    Neutral meaning all 3 OS’s are near equal? Sounds unlikely. Or that the top two are nearly tied, but they aren’t indicating which those are? I’m guessing “neutral” means Android and iOS* are tied, with RIM behind. Hard to say.

    * iOS meaning iPhone only, or iPhone + iPod, or iPad too? What is Jumptap’s market and methodology?
  18. macrumors 6502

    Oct 6, 2008
    Dallas, TX
    Yes, but I didn't get a call about whether I prefer android or iOS. Survey companies extrapolate the EXACT same way people who are saying this are. By looking at a random population an making conclusions.

    I would like to know the sample size and how the data was collected before believing ANY of this.
  19. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2003
    That graph makes NO sense. I'm in Montana. I see WAY more Android:

    1. The iPhone has only been available here since February (Verizon)
    2. Tons and tons of free Android phones were given to Alltel BlackBerry users when they were switched to AT&T in April

    It just makes no sense that Montana would already have a majority iPhones in a few months...
  20. macrumors member

    Feb 15, 2005
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    I'm disappointed in the southern states. That said I do question the validity if these numbers. I live in Houston and see more iPhones and blackberries than android devices.
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2010
    N. Kentucky
    True, however, random population sampling is much more effective and representative of the state "preference" than using those you interact with on any given day as your sample.

    If I read my local newspaper and it says "Report: Northern Kentuckians approve of Obama", I'd be quick to dismiss credibility given the characteristics and demographics of the area around me and my familiarity with them. But if I read "Report: Kentuckians want less bourbon".. well, it'd be hard to believe but no ONE person can generalize a state's preferences based on their random interactions with a very small group of people, unless they have access to much more data.
  22. macrumors 601


    Feb 4, 2004
    Florida Resident
    I will be sad if the iPhone is discontinued or fall behind because of lack of demand and be stuck with an Android phone. It will be Windows all over again. At least I can expect no lines at the Apple store when the iPhone 5 is available on day 1.
  23. macrumors 6502


    May 28, 2009
    Yeah I'm calling BS on this. Every phone I see at college is either an Android or iPhone. Same for out on the street, except with some non-smartphones thrown in.
  24. macrumors 601


    Jun 26, 2009
    long island NY
    Pretty much every one i see has an iPhone in new york.... Even android is bigger here then blackberry...
  25. macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2011
    I'm surprised Florida is an Android dominated state. Most people I see have an Iphone, others have Blackberry's, a few have Android phones but these seem to be growing; att also seems to be the largest carrier at least in Miami.

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