Hot on the heels of the worldwide report we told you about last week
, showing an impressive increase in the number of iOS devices after the iPhone 4S
launch, comes this closer-to-home NPD report that shows the same thing for October/November.
The research company stats show that immediately after Apple's latest handset got released, pent-up demand started pushing the iOS market share dramatically up, and now stands at just 4% shy of Android's reigning 47%.
Together, the two most prolific mobile operating systems in the US, have cornered 90% of the country's smartphone market, without even existing as soon as 2007.
That 43% percent market share is unlikely to stay so high for long, since the people that were bound to upgrade from their two-year 3GS contracts, as well as the impatient aficionados have likely gotten their Apple fix, not to mention the barrage of LTE-laden, HD-screen-touting Android competition that was just unveiled today by all carriers.
The iPhone 4S, however, is likely to stay as the most popular single model smartphone here for a while, as currently all top three models are Apple handsets.