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Apple fans continue to show widespread use of the devices

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Apr20,2024

Apple fans continue to show widespread device usage

A significant portion of Apple customers own more than one company product, and their loyalty – a better indicator of a company's success than just numbers.

Apple's hardware ecosystem is large and diverse, it includes a whole range of devices – from iPhones to Macs, and each has its own user base. However, analyzing the penetration of these devices among American consumers, the numbers show something more than market share.

A recent study by Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) focused on Apple users who purchased at least one Apple product during the last quarter. The results of the study show a significant rate of iPhone ownership among recent Apple buyers – 91%.

In addition, 75% of these consumers own an iPad, and 54% – Mac computer, Apple's original flagship product. About 66% of these buyers own an Apple Watch, underscoring Apple's success in the device space.

Ownership figures for these devices among Apple consumers highlight an important trend – a significant part of the company's customers does not stop at the iPhone. They spread their loyalty to other products.

Apple fans continue to demonstrate widespread use of devices

These high percentages reflect the behavior of Apple's most enthusiastic consumers. These customers, especially iPhone users, are likely to purchase multiple products from a company in a short period of time.

Strong loyalty and propensity to purchase multiple devices – this is not a novelty, but part of a long-standing trend characteristic of Apple buyers.

Evolving Hardware Ecosystem

At the turn of the century, Apple's hardware success was tied to Mac computers. They have gained wide popularity due to their unique operating system and user-friendly interface.

When Apple introduced the iPod in 2001 , it revolutionized the way consumers interacted with music. The first iPod was actually a Mac accessory until the company opened it up to Windows users.

The iPod's success attracted new users to the company's other products, including iTunes, which became a pass into the Apple ecosystem.

The appearance of the iPhone in 2007 marked a significant shift in Apple's product strategy. The iPhone quickly became the cornerstone of the company's lineup, eclipsing the iPod and driving unprecedented growth.

This report does not reflect this situation because it is aimed mainly at Apple fans, but there are currently about 25 iPhone users for every Mac user.

Today, as the iPhone remains Apple's flagship product, the Apple Watch and services like Apple Music and iCloud are becoming increasingly important to the company's ecosystem. These services not only expand the functionality of the company's equipment, but also contribute to increasing customer loyalty and repeat purchases.

In addition moreover, the iPhone is now a pass to the entire Apple ecosystem.

As the company continues to innovate, Apple's recent performance The Vision Pro is its latest foray into the hardware market. Whether Vision Pro will become a key element of the company's hardware lineup or remain a niche product will depend on its adoption and integration into the ecosystem.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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