Apple Makes Gains in U.S. Smartphone Market Share

Apple continues to be the number one handset manufacturer among consumers in the United States and has also made small gains in operating system share, according to ComScore's newest monthly survey of U.S. mobile phone users covering the February-May 2014 period.

Apple's smartphone market share increased from 41.3 percent in February to 41.9 percent in May, allowing Apple to retain its position as the top handset manufacturer. Samsung also made small gains over the period, rising to 27.8 percent share. LG, Motorola, and HTC's share fell slightly.

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While Apple is the top handset maker, iOS has always fallen behind Android when it comes to operating system share, given the large number of Android-based phones on the market. Apple did make small gains during the period, however, rising to a new all time high of 41.9 percent, up from 41.3 percent in February. Android, in comparison, remained flat with a 52.1 percent share.

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iOS continues to be the only platform to gain ground as Microsoft also experienced no growth and BlackBerry and Symbian each saw small drops in share.

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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.

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Top Rated Comments

SPUY767 Avatar
129 months ago
My god does it irritate me that they lump premium phones from a single manufacturer in with phones of varying price points from a hundred disparate manufacturers together and call it market share.
Score: 13 Votes (Like | Disagree)
A MacBook lover Avatar
129 months ago
Game over once the 4.7, 5.5 inch iPhones come out. :D:apple:
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
raazman Avatar
129 months ago
No surprise, despite having nothing all that new and unique to offer. You know why?

Have you ever picked up an Android phone at your local phone store? They are SO BAD compared to iOS it's insane. The entire web it seems is now optimized for iOS and clunky, jumpy Androids try to display full web pages and don't **FEEL** good to use.

In the long run, unless Google or somebody else finds a way to smooth things out, this trend will continue.

Entire web is optimized for iOS? Android tries to display full web pages? First of all the web is handled by web browsers. And I don't know what browser you've used on Android for it to display full web pages on default but that's some BS when it comes to stock or the other popular browsers for Android.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sbrhwkp3 Avatar
129 months ago
Stop the presses!!!! A whopping 0.6% increase! Time to break out the champagne.

Based on 2013 numbers, .6% would be 6 million iPhones, which equates to 4.8 billion in additional revenue.

Pour me a glass, please.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
cdmoore74 Avatar
129 months ago
Stop the presses!!!! A whopping 0.6% increase! Time to break out the champagne.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sbrhwkp3 Avatar
129 months ago
No surprise, despite having nothing all that new and unique to offer. You know why?

Have you ever picked up an Android phone at your local phone store? They are SO BAD compared to iOS it's insane. The entire web it seems is now optimized for iOS and clunky, jumpy Androids try to display full web pages and don't **FEEL** good to use.

In the long run, unless Google or somebody else finds a way to smooth things out, this trend will continue.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)