According to a recent study from network technology firm JDSUStudy, the most data-demanding device in 2013 was the iPhone 5, but iPhone 5s users are demanding 20% more data than iPhone 5 users in developed markets, and 50% more data in developing markets. Dr. Michael Flanagan, CTO of Mobility for the Network and Service Enablement business segment of JDSU and author of the study said the following:
JDSUâ€™s 2013 data consumption study tracked over one million subscribers in a â€œTier 1″ European market and another one million subscribers in another developing market which was not named. More than 150 different devices, including smartphones and tablets, were monitored for a 24-hour period to analyze the average data use.
When it comes to the iPad, the fourth-gen iPad has replaced the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 in the top tablet spot in the studied developed market while the iPad mini yields lower data consumption rates. Compared to 2nd and 3rd generations iPads, iPad mini users consume only 80% of the downlink data.