Apple’s iOS powered devices have more web traffic than any other smartphone platform, new research has revealed.
According to web analytics firm Net Applications, iOS is the third-most popular platform on the Internet, behind only Windows and Mac, which commands 91.3 and five per cent of web traffic respectively.
iOS devices, which include the iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad accounted for 1.1 per cent of all hardware to access the web last month, a figure sufficient to knock Linux from third place.
Vince Vizzaccaro, vice-president of Net Applications, said: "It's something to take note of when a mobile operating system passes something that's been around forever."
"Mobile's growth curve is strong and mobile is becoming quite a phenomenon on the Internet."
Although the figure does not reflect on the actual sales or install base the operating systems, it does show the stranglehold Apple’s devices have when it comes to mobile browsing.
Despite the recent surge in demand for Android mobiles, which have outsold iPhones and Blackberrys in the US in the previous quarter, iOS devices have amassed six times more web traffic than their Android counterparts, which managed only 0.2 per cent of browser traffic tracked by Net Applications - a figure sure to annoy search giant Google.
Collectively, mobile phones claimed 2.6 per cent of the web market share, a clear sign of the booming Internet-connected smartphone market.