The number of mobile-only adult internet users exceeded the number of desktop-only internet users in the US for the first time, according to new research.
The data, from comScore, indicates that a year ago there were nearly twice as many desktop-only users vs. mobile-only internet users.
One of the major reasons the positions have flipped is because “the desktop-only population has drastically declined,” says comScore.
However, desktops still play an important role in digital, and they don’t look to be phased out of our lives anytime soon, comScore claims.
For accomplishing complex and information-heavy tasks, which makes them crucial for workforce productivity.
Additionally, consumers still prefer desktops when making online retail purchases, with 87 percent of total digital commerce coming from the platform, despite mobile accounting for 60 percent of total time spent shopping online.