A new study from ComScore shows that Apple is still top dog in the U.S.
During the three months between November 2012 and February of this year, Apple controlled 38.9 percent of the Smartphone market, beating Samsung, which came second with 21.3 percent. Apple’s control of Smartphone subscribers is up 3.9 in the last 3 months, with Samsung only seeing an increase of 1 percent. Android rivals, HTC, Motorola and LG all saw their share of the smartphone market dip.
Despite Apple’s prominence against these other manufacturers, combined, Android is still firmly in control of the market overall, with a 51.7% share of subscribers. However, this share has seen a drop of 2%. This, in conjunction with Apple’s growth shows the beginning of a shift in the smartphone market.
Interestingly, Blackberry’s share of the market also dropped by 1.9%, whilst Microsoft saw a very slight amount of growth, just 0.2%. It’s important to note that these figures represent the smartphone landscape prior to the release of several heavyweight handsets, including the Blackberry Z10, the HTC One, and perhaps most importantly, the Samsung Galaxy S4.