A report from comScore indicates the iPhone is gaining some market share in the United States. It’s not because of declines from BlackBerry or Windows Phone either. iOS is stealing from Android’s piece of the pie.
From November 2012 to February 2013, Android market share fell two percent from 53.7 percent to 51.7 percent. Apple’s iOS, on the other hand, rose almost four percent — 35 percent to 38.9 percent. In fact, in the three months, iOS was the only operating system with comparatively significant gains. The only other platform to gain market share is Microsoft’s Windows Phone, but it only grabbed an additional 0.2 percent going from 3 percent to 3.2 percent.
BlackBerry unsurprisingly dipped from 7.3 percent to 5.4 percent. BlackBerry 10 doesn’t seem like it’ll do much to save RIM, which is hanging by a single thread above a pool of sharks at this point. Symbian stayed at 0.5 percent market share but — how do I put this delicately? — no one cares about Symbian.
Apple makes a leap once again when it comes to smartphone manufacturer market share in the U.S., coincidentally claiming 38.9 percent of the market yet again, up 3.9 percent here too. Samsung comes in second with 21.3 percent, a 1 percent gain. HTC, Motorola, and LG all come in third, fourth, and fifth respectively. HTC fell 1.7 percent to 9.3 percent, Motorola fell 1.1 percent to 8.4 percent, and LG fell 0.2 percent to 6.8 percent.
Apple’s gains might be due to a large amount of iOS gift-giving for the holiday season, but there’s no denying consumer interest in Apple devices is still quite high.