Apple Inc. (formerly known as Apple Computer Inc.) is an American transnational corporation that was founded on April 1976. This world- renowned is headquartered in Cupertino, California, and it specializes in designing, developing and selling consumer electronics, personal computers and computer software. Its best known hardware products include the iPod music player, the iPad tablet computer, the iPhone Smartphone and the Mac line of computers. Its consumer software includes iTunes media browser, iOS operating systems, OS X, iwork, ilife and the Safari web browser. Apple is the second largest information technology company by revenue in the world after Samsung Electronics. It is also the world’s third-biggest mobile phone maker after Samsung and Nokia.
As of May 2013, this multinational company had a total of 408 retail stores in fourteen countries. The following are the top 10 countries with the highest number of Apple device users:
This doesn’t come as a surprise considering the fact that China has the largest amount of population in the world. Out of the 1.34 billion people in china, 900 million people are mobile device users. Additionally, several million Chinese own multiple mobile phones. About half of the mobile phone users utilize Apple devices.
Just like China, India acquires its position as one of the countries with the highest number of mobile device users due to its large population. There are about 1.2 billion people, 70% of which own mobile phones. Apple devices are largely utilized in India with millions of shipments made to the country each year.
If the United States of America had as much population as China and India, it would undoubtedly have taken the first position in this list. Out of the 310 million people who live in the United States, 96% of them own a mobile device. Apple products are also highly utilized, considering the fact that Apple is headquartered here.
Brazil is also one of the countries with the highest number of mobile device users. The Brazilian network is so extensive such that they easily pursue with advancement. Apple devices in particular are highly utilized in Brazil.
This country makes it to the top 5 countries with the highest number of mobile device users. It hosts close to 250 million people, of which own at least one mobile device. Apple is one of the companies whose products are highly adopted in Indonesia.
With a population of about 143 million people, Russia is the 6th country in the world with the highest number of mobile device users. At least 55% of all Russians own at least one mobile device, and almost 50% of all devices used are from Apple.
This country has a population that is close to 137 million people. 87% of the Japanese population owns a mobile device. This is another country where shipments of Apple devices account to millions.
Pakistan is actually the 3rd-fastest developing telecommunication country in the world. There are close to 106 million people residing in this country. About 65% of the population in Pakistan utilizes mobile devices.
About 25% of the residents of the United Kingdom admit to be highly addicted to Smartphones. This is one of the parts of the Globe that has the highest number of Apple device users, including Smartphones, tablets and computers.
Germany closes the list of the top 10 countries with the highest number of Apple device users. There are over 107 million and 27 million mobile phone and Smartphone users respectively. Just like the citizens of the above mentioned countries, Germans too utilize Apple products in large numbers.
Apple’s iOS is the second most popular operating system after Android. According to research, Smartphone device users download more Apple apps than Android apps. This can be attributed to the fact that apps from Apple’s app store are of very high quality. This is because all the apps that are uploaded in this app store are usually screened, tested and approved for quality. Since Apple started marketing its vast line of products, its operating system has enjoyed the top position as the most popular platform, until recently when Google’s Android surpassed it.