FORTUNE -- Given the blow-out iPhone and iPads sales Apple (AAPL) reported in its 2011 holiday quarter -- up 128% and 111% year over year, respectively -- the Wall Street analysts we've polled expect that breakneck growth to slow considerably in the quarter that ends Saturday. They think Apple's Q1 2013 is going to be what they call a "tough compare," and they're looking, on average, for year-over-year unit sales growth of 28% for the iPhone and 48% for the iPad.
But some of the data coming in from holiday sales suggest that those estimates may be too conservative. In particular:
One more stat, this one from Chitka, which measured ad impressions from various manufacturers' tablets in the pre-Christmas week of Dec. 8-14. Their data are shown, as usual, on a scale of 100 iPad impressions. "Eighty-seven percent of the tablet web traffic in North America is generated by iPad," is how Chitika's Gabe Donnini interprets the chart below. VentureBeat's John Koetsier puts it in starker terms:
"For every 100 web pageviews on an iPad, a Kindle gets 5, a Galaxy gets 3, and a Surface gets 0.22"
Google could learn something from Amazon about how to run an app store
For 45 days, from mid-January to the end of February, the folks at Flurry analytics ran an interesting experiment.
They found a basket of top-rated apps that are available for the same price on three major app stores -- iOS, Android and Amazon -- whose revenue was generated primarily by in-app purchases. Then they compared the revenue generated by MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Mar 30, 2012 1:47 PM ET
If you count the iPad and iPod touch, it looks like iOS by about 1.6 million units
Without a press release from Apple (AAPL) crowing about their Christmas sales, we're forced to rely on data from a mobile analytics firm and tweets from a Google (GOOG) senior vice president to make some rough guesses.
Here's what we know:
According to Flurry Analytics -- which claims it can detect "roughly 100%" of all new smartphone and tablet MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Dec 28, 2011 7:24 AM ET
Using data from 140,000 smartphone apps running on devices all over the world, Flurry Analytics has created a fascinating series of graphs showing ...
Which countries have purchased the most Apple (AAPL) iOS and Google (GOOG) Android devices
How many people in each country can afford a smartphone but haven't yet purchased one
Which countries are the most mature (in terms of smartphone penetration)
Finally, the chart above, showing where the future market opportunities MORE
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* One third-party reported it, but now it's official: Google+ grew to 10 million in two weeks, with users sharing more than 1 billion items being shared daily. "We're only at 1% of what's possible," Google CEO Larry Page said during this week's conference call. "Google's just getting MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Jul 15, 2011 8:58 AM ET
Tens of thousands of free and low-cost smartphone games are killing Nintendo and Sony
The pie chart at right, published Friday by the mobile analytics firm Flurry, illustrates just how rapidly the platforms that brought Mario to a generation of videogamers are shrinking.
It shows Nintendo's share of the multibillion dollar U.S. portable software game business collapsing in the space of a year from 70% to 57% while Apple's (AAPL) iOS and MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 15, 2011 10:47 AM ET
It's not ads that make social gaming companies money, it's virtual pink tractors. Flurry Analytics says Apple's in-app e-commerce function is where developers can maximize bang for their buck.
At the Social Gaming Summit in New York City today, Peter Farago, Vice President of Marketing at Flurry Analytics revealed some quick-hit stats regarding social gaming app makers like Zynga who use free-to-play business models and rely on features like virtual goods MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - Dec 1, 2010 4:43 PM ET
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Every day, the Fortune staff spends hours poring over tech stories, posts, and reviews from all over the Web to keep tabs on the companies that matter. We've assembled the day's most newsworthy bits below.In light of reports that private equity players approached AOL and News Corp. to make unsolicited bids for Yahoo, the Internet company has asked Goldman Sachs to MORE JP Mangalindan, Writer - Oct 15, 2010 8:23 AM ET
Insiders explain why the future expansion of videogames with widespread appeal rests with Apple's already popular tablet
Since the first Game Boy hit our shores in 1989, gamers have used single-purpose devices for gaming on the go, a model most developers followed until 2007, when the iPhone took "walking-around" gaming mainstream. The smartphone's touch-screen interface, hardware, and widespread adoption means that both casual gamers and hardcore gamers could get their fix MOREJP Mangalindan, Writer - May 3, 2010 10:04 AM ET
Of 3,000 mobile app projects begun in the past 90 days, 67% were for iPhones, 22% for iPads
Four things worth noting about the pie charts issued overnight by Flurry Analytics, which has been monitoring new project starts since the iPad was announced -- 3,000 in all -- on the mobile platforms it supports. (The first chart shows 2009's pre-iPad averages.)
In the past 90 days, developers have begun more new projects MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 2, 2010 10:26 AM ET
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