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Apple tops 50 percent share in the U.S. in latest quarter

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Dec 2012 12:06 User comments (2)

Apple tops 50 percent share in the U.S. in latest quarter According to recent figures from Kantar, Apple managed to see its highest ever smartphone market share in the U.S.
For the quarter ended in November, Apple took 53.3 percent share in the nation, thanks mainly to strong sales of the iPhone 5 and the newly discounted iPhone 4S.

In the Q3 2011, that number was 35.8 percent. Android fell to 41.9 percent from 52.9 percent in 2011.

"Apple has reached a major milestone in the U.S. by passing the 50 percent share mark for the first time, with further gains expected to be made during December," added Dominic Sunnebo, Kantar's global consumer insight director.

Across the pond, however, the numbers were not pretty for Apple. Samsung took a large 44.3 percent share, with Apple in second at 25.3 percent and HTC, Sony, and Nokia fighting it out for third.

Overall, Android share jumped from 51.8 percent to 61 percent year-over-year.

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123.12.2012 12:50

In other words, Apple was only able to increase market share in the one country where their patent trolling was successful.

226.12.2012 18:27

Apple tops 50% share of WHAT? Did I miss it?

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