Apple iPhone To Account For 10 Percent Of Mobile Devices In 2012 Says Analyst

The number of Apple iPhone in the UK is likely to account for one in ten mobile devices in the UK by the end of 2012 according to data collected by Mobilesquared.

The mobile research agency expects the number of iPhone handsets in the UK to rise by nearly 200 per cent in 12 months, from 2.17 million to 6.4 million by the end of 2010.

Mobilesquared reckons that this number will rise to around 9.4 million or one in every nine mobile devices in the UK market by the end of 2015. The rate of growth of the iPhone is set to slow down as an increasing number of Android-based devices hit the market over the next few months.

Already, Google's competing operating system has been the fastest growing mobile platform in the US and it is likely to be the same in the UK especially as our market is significantly more vibrant and competitive than across the pond.

Gavin Patterson, chief markets analyst at mobileSQUARED, noted that "this year is definitely something of a spike in UK sales for the iPhone, and growth will fall away moving forward as more Android devices and other smartphones enter the market".