Apple Continues to Gain Smartphone Market Share in U.S.

comScore today released the results of its monthly rolling survey of U.S. mobile phone users for the December-February period, revealing that Apple's smartphone market share rose 3.9 points from November to February going from 35% of total U.S. smartphone platform and hardware sales to 38.9%. Last month's report demonstrated similar growth for Apple.

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Samsung was the hardware manufacturer with the second largest share of the market at 21.3%, up from 20.3%. HTC, Motorola, and LG all experienced slight drops in market share.

Google's Android is still ranked as the top smartphone platform with 51.7% of smartphone platform share, though it experienced a significant drop from 53.7% in November, which was absorbed by Apple.

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Apple's share increased 3.9 points to 38.9%, while Blackberry came in at 5.4% (down from 7.3%) and Microsoft experienced a slight jump from 3% in November to 3.2% in February. Collectively, Apple and Google control over 90 percent of the smartphone market, up from 87% last month.

comScore's data tracks installed user base rather than new handset sales, which means it is more reflective of real-world usage but slower to respond to shifting market trends than some other studies.

Top Rated Comments

Ryth Avatar
142 months ago
I thought Apple was going out of business.

They are...in the bizzaro world of Wall Street and Samsung marketing bias.
Score: 24 Votes (Like | Disagree)
angrynstupid Avatar
142 months ago
Gaining Marketshare?

I thought Apple was going out of business.
Score: 22 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Ryth Avatar
142 months ago
Wonder what Fandroids are going to make up as an excuse now...

Obviously, now that Apple is moving into all sandboxes in the US, the proof is in the pudding that Androids market share was only because Apple was not on every carrier.

Just wait till they get into India and China more and South America...
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Dave.UK Avatar
142 months ago

Link (http://venturebeat.com/2013/04/01/android-up-13-ios-down-7-blackberry-down-81-and-windows-phone-up-a-massive-52/)

Gotta love stats ;)
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
doomfront Avatar
142 months ago
Wonder what Fandroids are going to make up as an excuse now...

Obviously, now that Apple is moving into all sandboxes in the US, the proof is in the pudding that Androids market share was only because Apple was not on every carrier.

Just wait till they get into India and China more and South America...


This doesn't make Android phones or the iphone any better or worse. So what's your point
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Tones2 Avatar
142 months ago
What is says is one of these is absolutely wrong. You can't have one be so different and the other be so different. Obviously there is a serious flaw in someones data analysis.

Which of course could be the one posted here. ;)
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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