A new study MobiLens study from research firm comScore has revealed that there are now 136.7 million iPhone users living in the U.S., bringing Apple’s U.S. smartphone marketshare to 39%. This number has jumped 2.7 percent from 36.3 percent last quarter. What’s surprising is that the only other company among the top 5 OEMs to show a growth in brand marketshare was Samsung, gaining 0.7 percent for a total of 21 percent marketshare. HTC, Motorola and LG make up the rest of the top five, with 9.2 percent, 8.5 percent, and 6.8 percent marketshare respectively.
As far as software is concerned, iOS was the only operating system to see a growth in March, boasting a 2.7 percent bump. Google’s Android platform still claimed the most devices over all – around 52 percent of smartphones – but considering that there are a ton of Android phones and only one current iPhone model and that only iOS saw any growth, I’d say Apple’s platform did pretty well for itself.
BlackBerry OS dipped a bit to 5.2 percent, Microsoft’s Windows Phone actually grew 0.1 percent for a grand total of 3 percent of the market. And, to finish off the top five, Symbian came in with 0.5 percent marketshare.
With American smartphone users now comprising up to 58 percent of the entire mobile market, it’s no wonder that companies are keeping an eye on the country’s smartphone usage. Has your device or operating system usage altered in the past few months? Le me know in the comments section below or on twitter @TiP_Jake.