iPhone 5 Sales Alone Contributed 0.5% to the U.S. Economy

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How big was mobile this year? Huge. Like mobile data usage doubled. Like the iPhone 5 alone is estimated to have contributed $75 billion to the U.S. economy in 2012.

Those are just some of the stats that Mobile Future gathered for us and have in their year-end video:

Just to sum up (from the BGR post):

  • Mobile data usage literally doubled in 2012.
  • At 31 million tweets the 2012 Presidential Election was the most Tweeted event in history. And six in ten Americans now want the right to vote – via wireless.
  • 10 million photos were shared on Instagram during Thanksgiving 2012 – peaking at 226 pictures per second.
  • Over 50 precent of all mobile data was video, and consumers watched 9.3 billion mobile videos in the U.S. alone.
  • More than half of Americans now own smartphones, and there are more than 1 billion smartphones globally.
  • Apple sold more mobile devices in 2012 than it sold computers ever.
  • iPhone 5 sales alone could single-handedly move the entire $15 trillion U.S. economy by up to half a percent.

If that was 2012 and the iPhone 5 (therefore the first iPhone to have LTE) is just a few months into its lifecycle, can you imagine what 2013 will be like?

Via: BGR and Mobile Future.

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