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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36 Comments

1. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

2. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

Android is better! :-)

3. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

we have a winner

20. ihatesmartphone unregistered

How about RIM? LOL XD

24. stealthd unregistered

I know right? Could you imagine?

26. ihatesmartphone unregistered

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

34. JC557

Posts: 1914; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

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

31. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

4. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1337; Member since: Oct 05, 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.

6. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

There is a reason for that....

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

5. Archan_Pe

Posts: 74; Member since: Apr 08, 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.

7. kozza3

Posts: 776; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

don't worry, it's in their nature apple has found a Gold mine in the human psyche

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

25. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

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

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30661; Member since: Feb 05, 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.

9. darkkjedii

Posts: 30661; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I use both.

12. MobileCaseReview

Posts: 242; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 30661; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok I see

27. ihatesmartphone unregistered

I want iPhablet!! :D

29. Whateverman

Posts: 3295; Member since: May 17, 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.

37. darkkjedii

Posts: 30661; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Whateverman, whatever man lol. Whatup yo?

14. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

15. jdoee100

Posts: 334; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

32. g2a5b0e unregistered

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

33. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 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.

16. isprobi

Posts: 797; Member since: May 30, 2011

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

17. therealestboy

Posts: 82; Member since: May 03, 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.

18. Dorothy69

Posts: 498; Member since: May 21, 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"!!

23. stealthd unregistered

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).

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