We’re all aware of how popular Apple’s iPhone has become since it was launched in 2007. But did you know that over the past three years, it’s one of only two devices to maintain a spot in the top 20 mobile phones list produced by Millennial Media? Not only has it stayed firmly in the top 20 for three years running, but it has also stayed firmly in at number one.
Millennial Media is a mobile advertising company that began operating five years ago. On Friday it produced its 50th Mobile Mix “intelligence report,” which features a list of the top mobile phones ranked by impressions. Out of the 20 devices listed, surprisingly, only two have maintained a place for more than 12 months, and that’s Apple’s iPhone and RIM’s BlackBerry Curve.
The chart above shows the top 20 smartphones during 2009, and the top 20 during 2011. You’ll notice that the iPhone dominates the top spot throughout, whereas RIM’s device has climbed up from third to sit in second place. What’s most interesting is that out of the other 18 devices features in 2009, not one of them is in the top 20 in 2011.
To put that into perspective, there have been just two iPhones — the iPhone 3GS and the iPhone 4 — since that 2009 list was produced, but there have been countless other smartphones from a host of other manufacturers that just can’t seem to maintain their popularity quite as well.
Will today’s most popular Android devices still be of any worth in 2013? I bet the iPhone will.
- Via Fortune