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Latest data shows Apple iPhone still holding top smartphone market share in the U.S.

Latest data shows Apple iPhone still holding top smartphone market share in the U.S.
The Apple iPhone remained the top smartphone in the U.S. with an average market share of 39.2% for the three months ended in May, according to the latest data released by comScore. Runner-up Samsung actually narrowed the gap during the period as its average share of the U.S. smartphone market rose from an average 21.3% for the three months ended in February, to the 23% that the Korean manufacturer achieved on average for the three months ended in May. During the same period, Apple's market share rose .3 percentage point while Samsung's rose 1.7 percentage points.

HTC and Motorola each lost .6% in market share during the same period with the two finishing third and fourth with 8.7% and 7.8% of the U.S. smartphone market respectively.

Meanwhile, Android extended its lead over iOS among the top smartphone platforms in the U.S. For the three months ended in May, Android held an average market share of 52.4% for a gain of .7% from the 51.7% share the platform enjoyed at the end of February. During that same time period, iOS' market share rose from 38.9% to 39.2%. Despite a decline of .6 percentage point from February, BlackBerry finished third with a 4.8% piece of the pie which topped Windows 3% and the .4% belonging to Symbian.


source: comScore via AppleInsider

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posted on 28 Jun 2013, 14:57 6

1. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 239; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Let's see who pulls the trigger first as who's better, Android lovers or iOS lovers.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 15:01 14

2. boosook (Posts: 775; Member since: 19 Nov 2012)


Android is better! :-)

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 15:04 9

3. Gemmol (Posts: 441; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


we have a winner

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 17:55

20. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


How about RIM?
LOL XD

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 19:29 1

24. stealthd (Posts: 869; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


I know right? Could you imagine?

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 20:23 1

26. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


But at least RIM is still ahead than wp and symbian :D

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 00:00

34. JC557 (Posts: 702; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Nope, WP has taken 3rd place and is also quickly rising in the EU.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 22:38 1

31. quakan (Posts: 1080; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)


Who's RIM, you mean BlackBerry right?

http://www.engadget.com/2013/01/30/rim-becomes-blackberry/

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 15:10 4

4. PhoneCritic (Posts: 331; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


This can't be good news for Nokia and Microsoft. With all of Nokia's efforts ( and some pretty good effort at that) WP still loses market share in the US. Microsoft needs to step it up.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 15:22 3

6. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1618; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


There is a reason for that....

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 15:51 3

10. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Lumia 9xx exclusivity at AT&T has not been a good strategy for Nokia. If you want your platform to grow, you can't limit yourself to a single carrier. Nokia/MS 2012 was not Apple 2007.

If they're smart, they'll at *least* get the next flagship on both AT&T and Verizon.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 15:15 6

5. Archan_Pe (Posts: 74; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)


I'm not surprised. Everywhere I go i see iPhones here. Actually my entire family has iPhones my mom and dad my siblings and their partners have iPhone. I'm the only one who isn't using one.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 15:31

7. kozza3 (Posts: 573; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


don't worry, it's in their nature

apple has found a Gold mine in the human psyche

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 15:53

11. roldefol (Posts: 2855; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


I still come across people who see iPhone as the most dependable phone. People who had lousy Android devices give up and go running to "safe bet" Apple.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 19:52

25. joey_sfb (Posts: 1973; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


by your logic no phone is dependable until iPhone show up. what a bunch of Apple fanboy.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 15:37 6

8. darkkjedii (Posts: 9312; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I don't get caught up in "best", cuz what best is based on generally 3 points. Need, preference, and familiarity, but the iPhone is a very solid, capable device. To me with so many great devices, and platforms "best" is now speculative. My fam is just the opposite, as most have androids, which you can't go wrong with either.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 15:38 4

9. darkkjedii (Posts: 9312; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I use both.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 16:03

12. MobileCaseReview (Posts: 239; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


If Apple could make a phablet like device or at least 5 inches, I would happily carry my note 2 and an apple phone at the same time haha.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 16:07

13. darkkjedii (Posts: 9312; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Ok I see

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 20:24

27. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


I want iPhablet!! :D

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 22:02 1

29. Whateverman (Posts: 3158; Member since: 17 May 2009)


The Note 2 has RUINED me for all other phones! Everything else looks so small now, I can't go back. Even my wife's HTC One feels small, so iPhones feel like toys to me. Not a knock, I just can't see using a smaller screen now.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 13:57

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 9312; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Whateverman, whatever man lol. Whatup yo?

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 16:25 3

14. jdoee100 (Posts: 270; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


That's weird. Just few days ago, didn't ms say how happy they are that they are now third in terms of platform marketshare?
And, what happened to htc one doing brilliantly, but they actually ended up losing 0.6%? Are htc ones actually selling well in the marketplace? Or is it htc fans(paid and unpaid) on the web playing up all these bogus claims of htc one selling out and claims of how popular they are.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 16:34 3

15. jdoee100 (Posts: 270; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


Htc lies about their numbers sold, and lies about their popularity. But, htc can't wait to attack samsung for paid college students' reviews(which by the way, many companies use). This is why i don't like htc.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 23:09

32. g2a5b0e (Posts: 1936; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Microsoft is third in global platform marketshare. These charts only represent the U.S.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 23:18

33. Edmund (Posts: 645; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


yawn... This is comscore garbage.
The Lumias aren't selling as well as they'd hoped in the US, but you also need to remember that people are still heavily invested in 2 year contracts on android and IOS. The US is always a step or two behind Europe and Asia, so these figures don't really surprise me.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 17:08 2

16. isprobi (Posts: 117; Member since: 30 May 2011)


At least BlackBerry still maintains third place. They really need to do some marketing though if they want to survive.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 17:24 1

17. therealestboy (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 May 2013)


I am glad to be able to afford all the new phones. I like both Android and ios. There are times of the month when I am really busy I borrow the wife's iphone and keep playing with my phone to a minimum. For other times I use android as I like rooting, flashing new ROMS. I don't understand why people can see the advantagesI and disadvantages of each platform. People, don't let fanboyism prevents you from enjoy all the great technologies out there. And you don't need to be fans of big corporations either. After all, you are paying for their stuff with your hard earned money.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 17:38 2

18. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


According to Consumer Reports, Galaxy S4 is top Smartphone across all carriers, then, how can Apple have "top smartphone marketshare"? Consumer Reports also has provided data corroborating that iPhone 5 is in 4th-to-6th place depending on the carrier!! This report is baffling at best and fabricated at worst. Don't get me wrong, iLove my iPhone 5 and the little bit it can do but, Android "DOES"!!

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 19:26 1

23. stealthd (Posts: 869; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)


Consumer Reports' opinion on phones is just that: their opinion. It's not what sells the best. iPhone got 4th-to-6th place in what? Sales? Surveys? (We know it wasn't sales).

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 21:57

28. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


It was sales data!!

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 22:10 1

30. iushnt (Posts: 467; Member since: 06 Feb 2013)


Gs4 is on top on almost all carriers but this data is from Feb - may.. Gs4's sales started only from late April.. So we can see that only one month of gs4 sales have accounted in this calculation.. IPhone 5 in the other hand is on 6th, 7th position only in China.. In US, they are top in AT&T and they are second in other carriers where s4 is on top..

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 17:45 1

19. PermanentHiatus (Posts: 237; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)


Apple should own at least 50% of the market share in the U.S.

It is after all, their own domain.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 17:56

21. gagdude (Posts: 31; Member since: 18 Mar 2013)


Motorola and Google are both also based in the U.S.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 18:11

22. Bernoulli (Posts: 1401; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Pathetic, the same could be said about phone companies but look at Verizon being the biggest one with 40+% stake from Vodafone

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 00:38

35. bugsbunny00 (Posts: 724; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


yeah!! iphone...top top.

posted on 29 Jun 2013, 07:31

36. jroc74 (Posts: 3985; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


I'm surprised Motorola is even on the list... Not because I think they suck, but because other manufactures have more current phones out.

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