Figures from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech show that Apple is slowly regaining the U.S. smartphone market.
Figures show that Apple’s share is now up to 42.5%, up very slightly from 39.2% this time last year. Android’s share has dropped from 52.6% to 51.5%. Elsewhere, Blackberry’s share fell from 4% to just 1%, with Windows Phone growing slightly from 2.9% up to 4.0%.
Their figures also show that carrier sales of the iPhone between AT&T and Verizon were almost equal, with Verizon taking a fraction more than AT&T. It’s the first time Verizon has sold more iPhones than its biggest competitor since it broke AT&T’s exclusivity back in January 2011.
The news is interesting because the figures show that despite the release of several powerhouse Android phones, overall Apple, with the release of the iPhone 5 has still managed to claw back some of Android’s lead in the smartphone market. With the almost inevitable release of a budget iPhone, it’s highly likely that Apple’s market share will significantly increase as it takes on more customers looking for a cheaper smartphone solution, whilst holding onto the iOS experience.
Via: iDownload Blog