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?