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Despite stalled growth in China, Brazil and Russia, a wave of newly middle-class travelers from the BRICs and beyond will start visiting international destinations in the coming decades — dwarfing the numbers we’ve seen thus far.
The one troubling fact for Apple: The 5:1 ratio in its favor for 2013 is way down from 30:1 ratio in 2011, mostly due to the meteoric rise of Samsung in this market.
The tech habits of U.S. in-flight wi-fi users should make Apple happy, amidst all the doom and gloom scenarios on its stock price and fortunes recently. In-flight wi-fi provider Gogo has complied some data on the users of its service — which is installed on American, Alaska, US Airways, Delta, Frontier and Virgin America — and come up with numbers that shouldn’t be too surprising, but informative nonetheless:
- Tablets and smartphones now make up a big 67 percent of the devices used on flights.
- Very quick rise for tablets, as they are now the most preferred device at 35 percent, followed closely by laptops (33 percent) and smartphones (32 percent).
- This is the key one: Among all mobile devices being used, 84 percent carry Apple’s iOS operating system while 16 percent carry the Android operating system.
- On smartphones only, iPhone makes up 73 percent and Android devices make up 26 percent, with Blackberry and Windows based devices each making up less than 1 percent of devices being used in air.
Full infographic below: