iPhone users gobble up data

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When technology research firm Analysys Mason analysed the data usage of smartphone users they found that Apple’s iPhone owners were far more data-hungry than any other.

Use of data by iPhone users eclipses that of Android, Windows or Blackberry devices, found Analysys Mason. The report, based on data derived from Arbitron Mobile’s on-device monitoring app that provided access to the smartphone behavior of more than 1,000 panelists for two months in the U.S., U.K., France, Germany and Spain, found that iPhone users account for 80% of the top 10% of heaviest data users. In the U.S., 30% of consumers used more than 500MB of data a month, compared with 13% in France and U.K., and only 8% in Germany.

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