iPhone use in the epicenter of the technology world is on the rise, according to research released by Meraki Thursday.
According to the company, which is creating Free the Net, a free wireless network in San Francisco, it has witnessed a significant uptick in iPhone usage as it continues to roll out its service. Of the 150,000 devices that have used Free the Net, the iPhone accounts for nearly 20 percent. At its lowest point months ago, the iPhone accounted for just 6 percent of all the devices connecting the network.
Obviously iPhone usage in San Francisco isn’t indicative of usage elsewhere in the world and it’s tough to gauge how popular it really is in different areas, but this is even more evidence proving the iPhone may be more popular than RIM and others want to admit.