10% iPhone market share... in Equatorial Guinea!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by juanm, Feb 3, 2008.

  1. juanm macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
  2. arn macrumors god


    Staff Member

    Apr 9, 2001
    I hate articles like this.

    it's not 10% market share. It's whatever percent usage share.

    That means if no one in Guinea has internet and you want into Guinea and load a web page on your iPhone, that means it's 100% usage share.

    If there are 100 people who visit 1 page, and you with your iPhone visit 100 pages, then suddenly it's 50% usage share.

    According to CIA Factbook there were only 8000 people in all of Equatorial Guinea who had internet access in 2006. Such a small number, means that one or two iPhone users could influence the percentages if they were particularly active. A few business travelers could be responsible for it.

    Which is evidenced by the 2% -> 11% jump in one week. I don't know what internet access is like in Guinea these days, but a few years ago there was 1 ISP and it had 64Kbps/s bandwidth... which is slower than EDGE.

  3. hotsauce macrumors 6502a

    Sep 7, 2005
    Wirelessly posted (Apple Communication Device: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/4A93 Safari/419.3)

    well then...

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