Users of Apple’s iPhone smartphones and its iPad line of tablets accounted for 92% of all mobile purchases made thus far in December, a recent study by eCommerce company RichRelevance found. That figure is up from April 2011 when a similar study conducted by the firm found that Apple’s iOS devices accounted for 88% of non-desktop online shopping. Beyond being more frequent shoppers, RichRelevance also found that iOS users are bigger spenders than their Android counterparts — the average purchase made from an iOS device was $123 in December while the average Android-originated mobile purchase amounted to $101. Both iOS users and Android users top those who shop from desktop PCs, as they spent an average of just $87 per order in December according to the company. Overall, RichRelevance found that shopping from mobile devices has doubled from 1.87% of all online shopping to 3.74% over the past nine months.

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Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.