The Apple iPhone averaged a 39% U.S. market share in Q1 to widen its lead over Samsung
As far as mobile platforms are concerned, iOS closed the gap with Android during the first quarter. We already know that iOS picked up 2.7 percentage points to average a 39% share in the U.S. Android lost 1.4 percentage points to close the quarter on top with 52% of the U.S. smartphone market. That means that Android's lead over its top rival has dropped to 13% from 17.1%. BlackBerry finished in third with 5.2%, well ahead of Microsoft's 3% and Symbian's .5%
4. HäckeMáte (Posts: 168; Member since: 28 Feb 2012)
It even has more article marketshare than Android.
3. RomeoJDR (Posts: 240; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
Not surprising since the S4 wasn't available the first quarter. Samsung will gain back their share and then some following the second quarter but articles about that will be harder to find.
6. Hemlocke (unregistered)
They lost last quarter, too, with the Note II.
7. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
The Note 2 is a niche device priced way above almost everything else on the market, not a mass market flagship.
11. ardent1 (Posts: 1997; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
Snig: you look in the mirror and repeat Fu.ckin' duh.
It suits you better.
12. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Ardent: next time you decide to throw a blind personal attack at me just for the sake of being a contrarian ass, try to be:
13. therealestboy (Posts: 47; Member since: 03 May 2013)
Oh, wait. Wasn't the S3 on the Market?
14. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Yeah, but in Q1 everyone knew the S4 was coming out soon. We still had healthy sales of the S3, but the S4 will likely jump up some nice sales for Samsung.
5. chocolaking (Posts: 461; Member since: 22 May 2012)
Apple is still the most popular phone out there. Lol
8. Sniggly (Posts: 7177; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Yeahhhh, I'm just going to leave this one alone. No patience to rip into you, though you're ripe for the picking.
15. Dingy_cellar_dweller (Posts: 191; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)
I see what you did there, quite smart with just the right amount of bite.
16. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
For trend, fashion, and being cool, and showing a status symbol™
9. twens (Posts: 697; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)
You Apple fans should keep deceiving yourselves. You think US is the only market in the world? When are you guys going to get it. iPhones are sold only in the US,go check Europe,Asia and Africa and you will know how much share Apple is loosing compared to Samsung. In my country the launch of the s4 caused a never seen before traffic. The longest queue was created at the mall.
18. roscuthiii (Posts: 1863; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Well... they've been available on more carriers now. I'd expect their market share to go up as they became available to new markets. Probably keep going up incrementally for a few more years. The problem would then be what happens once they've reached saturation. Everyone who wants an iPhone will have one so all they'll be seeing is equipment upgrades, not new customers. They better have something actually new to offer people by that point to keep them interested.
20. martinlosha (unregistered)
I have the s4 and I am disappointed.
I will never leave apple again...
23. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
In translation, you can't handle a real smartphone?
21. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
I care more about which OS holds the highest marketshare. Oh looky! It's Android :D
24. Ninetysix (Posts: 1669; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)
McDonalds also sells the most burgers in the world.
25. gmracer1 (Posts: 646; Member since: 28 Dec 2012)
Irrelevant, but since you brought it up...of course they sell the most burgers. They have the largest fast food chain. Common sense.