Apple’s iOS Leads In Enterprise For First Quarter On Strong iPhone 6 Demand

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Apple remained the market leader in enterprise mobile device activations for the first quarter of 2015. However, competitors are slowly eating away at iPad’s tablet share, this is according to Good Technology.  In recent news, Good Technology found Apple’s iOS accounted for 72% of all mobile device activations, dropping a single point quarter-over-quarter to Google’s Android. Since introducing the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models, Apple has commanded a 70% share of the market.

Building on a strong performance last quarter, Apple’s iPhone 6 came in as the most popular enterprise device for the three-month period ending in March, showing a 26% of all activations. For Android, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 took the top spot.

Apple and Samsung dominate the mobile market for enterprise solutions. Together, the two companies produced 28 of the top 30 devices tracked in Good’s study.

Windows Phone activations held steady at 1% of all device activations. Tablets running Windows Pro helped net Windows 1% of the whole, marking the first time Microsoft’s hybrid operating system made it into Good’s Mobility Index Report.

Although iPad led the pack in tablets, Apple saw their share drop to 81% in the first quarter, down 4% sequentially.

Over the past year, Android and Windows devices started chiseling away at the iPad’s position, which at one point accounted for 92% of the market.

Android’s share of the enterprise tablet market nearly doubled since early 2014 and now stands at 15% after a 1% leap in quarter one. Microsoft’s Surface lineup also sparked interest with certain industries, as Windows saw their share rise from 1% to 4% over the same period.

Good’s data showed iOS outrunning Android in regulated industries for the second quarter in a row. According to the report, 80% of public sector activations and 76% of financial services activations went to iOS.