iOS devices popular on surveyed restaurant Wi-Fi networks

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iOS devices popular on surveyed restaurant Wi-Fi networks

Meraki is a networking company that installs Wi-Fi networks in places like Starbucks and Burger King. The company looked at the devices that connect to its network and discovered the top device is the iPhone.

Unlike many metrics, this number is not based on a small sampling. Meraki has a network that reaches 40 million users in 140 countries around the world. The iPhone accounts for 32% of the devices connected to this vast network. It is followed by Windows machines (23%) and Mac OS X (13%). The iPod touch and Android are tied at 11%, and the iPad grabs a surprisingly small 4%.

When combined, the trio of iOS devices (iPhone, iPad and iPod touch) account for 47% of all devices that connect to Meraki's public Wi-Fi networks. Add in Mac OS X, and Apple products make up 60% of the devices browsing from your local Starbucks.

An interesting side note to the iPad stats: though the iPad doesn't connect as often as the iPhone, it's a data hog and devours 400% more data than the average iPhone, iPod touch or Android device.

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