Reports claim that Apple’s iPhone market share has increased to 42% in the U.S and it leads the market share competition leaving behind Samsung, Nokia and other smartphone manufacturers. This success is majorly achieved due to the high sales of iPhone 5S and 5C. Total Apple device sales are also believed to outnumber Windows PC sales this year.
According to the reports provided by The NPD Group, Apple and Samsung represent 68% of the smartphones owned in the U.S whereas smartphones represent 60% of the mobile devices active in the U.S.
Apple and Samsung are the leaders in the smartphone war in the U.S but Apple currently beats Samsung by a fair 16% share. HTC, Nokia, LG, Motorola, Blackberry and other smartphone manufacturers make up only 32% of the share combined.
iPhone ownership increased from 35% to 42% Q4 2013 to Q4 2013 whereas Samsung only made it to 26% from 22%. Other smartphone manufacturers are however losing their market because of these two market giants. Only LG could observe a market share increase the last year.
One major reason for the iPhone share to grow up really fast would be the high sale rates of the new iPhone 5S nd 5C which seem to have given Apple a really big boost at their launch the last year.
Apple currently dominates the market in the U.S. With its iPhone 5S/5C and the new and amazing iOS 7, it rightly deserves this place. Among the Android phones, only Samsung’s are able to stand in front of Apple when compared on market share. Others, might never be able to make their way here.