Mobile devices are increasingly the main way consumers access the Internet

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If you’ve found yourself picking up your iPhone instead of your laptop when you want to go online, you’re not alone. According to a new study from research firm IDC, consumers are increasingly using mobile devices instead of PCs to access the Internet.

The study found that the number of people in the United States accessing the internet through PCs will shrink from 240 million in 2012 to 225 million in 2016. Meanwhile, the number of mobile users accessing the Internet will rise from 174 million to 265 million during the same period. In 2015, the number of U.S. consumers accessing the Internet through mobile devices will surpass the number doing so through PCs for the first time.

Many of those mobile users are likely to be using Apple products, too. Apple noted in its most recent media event that iPads account for 91 percent of tablet web traffic, and studies such as a recent one from Chitika have shown iOS devices surpassing Android competitors in web traffic volume.

If you’ve turned to mobile browsing because your laptop is broken, iResQ’s MacBook repair services can get you back to using the Internet on a computer. If you prefer mobile, you can rely on iPhone repair services to keep your smartphone browser-ready.

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