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Lead Story

EMV, four months on

Patti Murphy

Thicken that skin

News

Industry Update

FTC takes on big data

U.S. adds six Russian banks to OFAC banned list

MasterPass joins Wal-Mart payment mix

New DOT standards reach airport kiosks

Features

The automated ISO

Phablet popularity soars this holiday season

Felix Richter
Statista Inc.

Smarthphone-driven commerce

Views

Choice not chance

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

Will we be Uberized?

Ken Musante
Eureka Payments LLC

Education

Street SmartsSM:
Facts and figures of the MLS

Jeffrey I. Shavitz
TrafficJamming LLC

The M&A market 2016: 10 things to know to best position your business

Adam Hark
MerchantPortfolios.com

Real capabilities of tokenization in mobile payments

David Poole
myPINpad

Termination: The end or a new beginning?

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

The high-risk merchant services opportunity

Matt O'Shea
National Bank Services

The time is right for second generation P2PE

Ruston Miles
Bluefin Payment Systems LLC

Company Profile

Flywire

New Products

Holistic approach to cybersecurity

Next Generation Security Assessment Services
Redhawk Network Security LLC

Future-proof, obsolescence-free POS

Infinity
CardWare International Inc.

Departments

Letter From the Editors

Readers Speak: Much ado about faster payments

Boost Your Biz:Earn respect with your website

ISOMetrics:Online retailer status update

GS Book Notes:Powerful presence, powerful stories

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January 25, 2016  •  Issue 16:01:02

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Phablet popularity soars this holiday season

By Felix Richter

Editor's Note: This article was published Jan. 4, 2016, by Statista Inc. Copyright © 2016 Statista. All rights reserved.

For the past few years now, smartphones and tablets have been among the most popular Christmas gifts around the world. Flurry Analytics examined data across more than 780,000 apps to determine which devices were particularly popular this holiday season. Since Christmas day typically sees the highest number of new device activations each year, it seems like a good metric to make out trends in consumer preferences.

According to Flurry's data, Apple is the big winner this holiday season. Apple devices accounted for 49 percent of all new device activations between Dec. 19 and 25, 2015, as consumers continue to show a growing appetite for phablet devices such as the iPhone 6s Plus.

Phablets accounted for 27 percent of new device activations this holiday season, up from 13 percent in 2014 and just 4 percent during the same period in 2013. Considering these numbers, it becomes more and more clear that smartphones with 5+ inch screens, once derided as clunky niche devices, are here to stay and may soon become the de-facto standard in the smartphone industry.

This chart breaks down new device activations in the 2015 holiday season by screen size.

Phablet Popularity Soars This Holiday Season

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