Saturday, December 9, 2023

Apple iPhones account for eight of top 10 spots for December smartphone activations

A new report from Flurry Analytics shows that, for smartphone activations in December, last year’s iPhone 11 took the number one spot with 5.7% of total smartphone activations.

Tthe iPhone 12 Pro Max was number two and the iPhone 12 was number three. In total, across all of December, Apple iPhone devices took eight of the top 10 spots, with LG’s Stylo 6 and Samsung’s Galaxy A11 taking the eighth and tenth spots respectively.

Interestingly, while three devices from Apple’s 2020 iPhone 12 line ranked among the Top 5 most popular devices, the iPhone 12 mini failed to even crack the Top 10. It places 25th on the December smartphone activations list.

December is by far the highest month for new device activations in the U.S.. Elevated device activations begin around Black Friday, peak on Christmas Day and remain elevated through New Year’s Day. Combined, this forms an extended, appreciable wave of new smartphone activations across the month. Flurry Analytics is used in over one million mobile applications, providing insights from two billion mobile devices per month. 

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.