Apple extended its lead
over Samsung in the U.S. smartphone market, according to the latest information from comScore. According to the stats, Apple had a 39% slice of the stateside smartphone pie on average, during the first three months of 2013. That was up from the 36.3% that the iPhone averaged during the last quarter of 2012.
The 2.7 percentage point gain made by Apple during the period enabled the company to extend its lead over Samsung by 2 points. Samsung's share of the U.S. smartphone market averaged 21.7% during the quarter which was a gain of .7 percentage point from the previous quarter ended in December. HTC, Motorola and LG round out the top five.
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%