According to the data, Apple's iOS narrowly edged out Android by a 48% to 46% count, for the U.S.lead. Windows Phone was next with a 3% share while featurephones made up 3% of the U.S. mobile phone market. Josh Lowitz, a partner and co-founder of CIRP, credited the launch of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c a couple of weeks before the start of the quarter, as the catalyst for iOS' push above Android. Last quarter, iOS accounted for only 34% of handset activations in the states.
Another CIRP partner and co-founder, Mike Levin, says that iOS users are paying more per month for phone service. Over 50% spend more than $100 a month while only one third of Android users pay their carrier that much. And while a quarter of Android users pay their carrier less than $25 a month for service, that statement applies to only 7% of those using iOS.
CIRP's latest data indicates that BlackBerry had no share of the U.S. handset market in Q4
source: CIRP via BGR