The iPhone, 1 Year On

From Bloter, an interesting graphic on the iPhone’s stratospheric rise in Korea:

To summarise, it says that since the end of last year (when iPhones finally arrived in Korea):

  • The number of users has jumped from 200,000 to more than 1.62 million.
  • The number of people using SNS sites has risen 350%.
  • There are now 1.37 million people conducting internet banking through their smartphones (presumably not only iPhones). That’s an increase of 370%, with an attendant 300% rise in the amount of smartphone-based transactions.
  • 77% of iPhone users are in their 20s or 30s, 69% are in the Seoul metropolitan area, and 61% are men. (Only 36% are women, however, so just what are the remaining 3%??)
  • The number of domestically produced apps in the app store has jumped from 2,367 to 7,475.
  • Average data use per person has jumped 40 times to 507MB, and…
  • The number of IT-related start-ups for the year has leaped from 2,103 in 2008 to 2,526 in 2009 to 3,067 this year.


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