Apple's iOS Platform Gains on Android and iPhone Builds on U.S. Smartphone Lead
According to the latest U.S. smartphone user report from research firm comScore, Apple saw quarterly subscriber gains in June as iOS slowly crept up on Android, which held stable with over half of the market. On the heels of IDC’s look at the worldwide smartphone market
, comScore issued the latest findings from its MobiLens service for the second quarter of 2013.
The results point toward Apple leading the U.S. market with a 39.9% share at the end of June, a positive 0.9% change from the first three months of the year. Samsung also boosted its piece of the pie by 2%, ending the second quarter with 23.7% of the market.
As per the usual, Apple and Samsung’s gains were at the expense of the other top five manufacturers with HTC in third place holding 8.5% of the market, Motorola in fourth place with 7.2% and LG in fifth place at 6.6%. Each of the bottom three lost market share equating to 0.5%, 1.3% and 0.2% respectively.
In terms of the operating system market share, Android dominated with 52% of the market but the OS exhibited no growth quarter to quarter. Apple’s iOS came in second with a 39.9% share up 0.9% from last quarter. BlackBerry took 4.4% of the market, down 0.8% from the March quarter, while Microsoft Windows Phone moved up slightly from 3% to 3.1%. Symbian continued to fall, losing 0.2% quarter-to-quarter to finish with 0.3% of the market.
At the end of the June quarter, almost 142 million people in the U.S. owned a smartphone – a number which is up by 4% since March. According to comScore, smartphones now account for 59% of the mobile market.