iPhone most popular device used on WiFi enabled airplanes

Over the past couple of years more and more commercial airlines have been adding in-flight WiFi Internet support; allowing people with WiFi enabled devices to have access to the Internet for a fee. Now one of the biggest providers of WiFi airplane access, Gogo, has announced that Apple's iPhone is the most popular mobile phone device that is used on airplanes that are serviced by Gogo's business. Airlines that have Gogo's WiFi access include American Airlines, United, Delta, US Airways, AirTran, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Frontier and Virgin America.

In fact, the iPhone is used by nearly two thirds of all people who use the WiFi in-flight feature, according to the report on AllThingsD.com. Apple's iPod Touch media device is used by 20 percent of Gogo's users and smartphones that have Google's Android operating system are only used by 12 percent of Gogo's airplane travelers. Blackberry owners take up 6 percent of Gogo's users. As far as people who own a Windows Phone-based smartphone, the article didn't mention specific numbers saying only, " ... Windows Phone and other phones are used on Gogo about as often as those air sickness bags stuffed into the seat pocket." Ouch.

Among the users of Gogo who own larger devices like laptops and tablets, people who own a Windows-based device are still on top with 41 percent. However, Apple's iPad is a close second with nearly a third of Gogo's subscribers using the tablet to access the in-flight WiFi network. Mac-based PCs are used by 20 percent of Gogo's subscribers.

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Why would this be true? Bec only iPhone users think wverywhere they go they ahve to pull their phone out an use it. Others can just sit back and ignore their phone until they land. iPhone users have this proud feeling that they ahve to even walk everywhere with phone glued to their hand like it is a status symbol.

FYI - drug dealers us iPhone too. They dont even have a job, well not a legal one and I see plenty of them with an iPhone.Makes them feel like a businessman.

How do they know? Are they cross-referencing the MAC address with apple's wifi module suppliers? Are the spying on people's device names, SSIDs and MAC addresses like google, microsoft, and everyone else is doing?


" ... Windows Phone and other phones are used on Gogo about as often as those air sickness bags stuffed into the seat pocket." This line alone throws this article down the crapper. Not even worth posting it on the front page IMO.

No ****! I guess Apple have to get a news article some how.

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Shaun said,
No ****! I guess Apple have to get a news article some how.

**This just in! new iPhone pictured with an apple on its back!**

Come on m8. Apple news gets maximum hits. Known fact.