5 Apples for every Android on Gogo Inflight Wi-Fi networks

March 8, 2013: 6:26 AM ET

iPads are the most popular aircraft device. Then laptops. Then iPhones.

Source: Gogo Infligh.

Source: Gogo Inflight. Click to enlarge.

FORTUNE -- "Apple devices are still reigning above the clouds," according to Gogo Inflight, the largest U.S. provider of in-air online connectivity (with services on Virgin America, Delta, United, American, US Airways, Alaska and Frontier).

According to the text that accompanied the release of Gogo's sky-blue infographic Thursday:

  • Tablets and smartphones make up 67% of the devices used to connect to Gogo's Wi-Fi networks
  • Tablets are the most preferred device at 35%, followed by laptops (33%) and smartphones (32%)
  • Apple's (AAPL) iOS runs 84% of the mobile devices used to connect through Gogo, compared with 16% running Google's (GOOG) Android
  • Looking just at smartphones used in air, iPhones represent 73%, Androids 26%, Blackberry (BBRY) and Windows (MSFT) less than 1% each

More evidence, writes Daring Fireball's John Gruber, that "iPhone and Android users are not the same."

But the gap is narrowing, as the graphic below shows. Two years ago the ratio of Apples to Androids on Gogo's networks was 30 to 1.

Screen Shot 2013-03-08 at 6.06.11 AM

Source: Gogo Inflight. Click to enlarge.

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