How many people own and use smartphones?

Andrew McCauley September 15, 2010

How many people in the USA (and the world) actually use smartphones?

  1. Shreesundara
    February 17, 2012 at 10:46 am

    How many blind people use SMART PHONES?

  2. Anonymous
    February 3, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I'm doing research for a school report, and the data I've found indicates that more than 108 million people worldwide own an iPhone, with another 304 million owning iPods. In addition to that, 25 million people own an iPad. The total number of people who own an iOS device (iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad) is 250 million. Hope that helps.

  3. Angela Alcorn
    September 20, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    In the iPhone versus Android poll, less than 7% claimed to use neither.. and some of those still used *something*.

    I guess that leaves very few people without one. :)

  4. Steve Campbell
    September 16, 2010 at 12:35 am

    I'm gonna go ahead and say almost everyone.

    • Guest
      September 16, 2010 at 6:42 pm

      This is definitely age-related or perhaps personality related. My 17 year old son doesn't want to be tied to a phone and often leaves his behind. I don't want the price tag of a smart phone.

  5. Tina
    September 15, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Hi Andrew,

    interesting question. I did a quick search and found this:

    It doesn't say how many people own / use smartphones, but it gives you an idea how many phones were sold, i.e. how big the market is.

    • Andrew McCauley
      September 16, 2010 at 4:47 pm

      @Tina, thanks. It's similar to what I've run across as well, but I'd love to have more granular information. I guess that should have been in the original question. I'd love to know who bought them (individuals? businesses? age? gender? income level?) so that I can better gauge who the true audience is for things like iPhone apps, Android apps, WebOS apps, video available online for mobile consumption.

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