Apple continues to dominate U.S. smartphone market with 42% share

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Graph - Going upSamsung may be the world’s largest smartphone manufacturer it remains a distant second to Apple in the U.S. smartphone market. According to market research firm Comscore, Apple took nearly 42% of the U.S. smartphone market in the last three months of 2013 with Samsung following with a 26.1% share. Motorola, LG and HTC closed out the top five but showing no growth.

The number of Americans using smartphones continued to increase. Market penetration hit 65.2% with some 156 million people (roughly half of all Americans) owning smartphones in the U.S. in December 2013. Market penetration increased 3.2% from September.

Top Smartphone OEMs
Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Age 13+
Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
Sep-13Dec-13Point Change
Total Mobile Subscribers100100N/A


Android remains the top mobile operating system in the U.S. with a 51.5% market share. Apple came in second and was followed by BlackBerry (still at 3.4%), Windows Phone (3.1%) and Symbian (0.2%). All operating systems, except Apple, lost market share. BlackBerry was the biggest loser, losing 0.4% over the past three months. Android, still comfortably at the top, saw its share dip by 0.3%.

Hopefully we will soon see a similar report for Canada.

Source : Comscore