The Apple iPhone averaged a 39% U.S. market share in Q1 to widen its lead over Samsung

The Apple iPhone averaged a 39% U.S. market share in Q1 to widen its lead over Samsung
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 Apple iPhone has the biggest market share of all smartphones in the U.S.

The Apple iPhone has the biggest market share of all smartphones in the U.S.

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%

source: AllThingsD

Android lost some ground to iOS in the first quarter

Android lost some ground to iOS in the first quarter


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24 Comments

1. blackice214

Posts: 168; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Yes...

3. RomeoJDR

Posts: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 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: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 2009

The Note 2 is a niche device priced way above almost everything else on the market, not a mass market flagship. Fu.ckin' duh.

11. ardent1

Posts: 2000; Member since: Apr 16, 2011

Snig: you look in the mirror and repeat Fu.ckin' duh. It suits you better.

12. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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: 1. coherent 2. witty 3. relevant. Please?

13. therealestboy

Posts: 82; Member since: May 03, 2013

Oh, wait. Wasn't the S3 on the Market?

14. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

Apple is still the most popular phone out there. Lol

8. Sniggly

Posts: 7305; Member since: Dec 05, 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: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I see what you did there, quite smart with just the right amount of bite.

16. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

For trend, fashion, and being cool, and showing a status symbol™

9. twens

Posts: 1165; Member since: Feb 25, 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.

10. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Lol and yet the stocks tank....

17. jacko1977

Posts: 428; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

stats are fake

18. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 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.

19. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

like who cares.

22. stealthd unregistered

You, apparently.

20. martinlosha unregistered

I have the s4 and I am disappointed. I will never leave apple again...

23. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

In translation, you can't handle a real smartphone?

21. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

I care more about which OS holds the highest marketshare. Oh looky! It's Android :D

24. Ninetysix

Posts: 2933; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

McDonalds also sells the most burgers in the world.

25. gmracer1

Posts: 646; Member since: Dec 28, 2012

Irrelevant, but since you brought it up...of course they sell the most burgers. They have the largest fast food chain. Common sense.

26. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

And, the worst tasting burgers

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