Study: iPhone 5C Will Help Apple Expand Smartphone Domination
The iPhone now has a 43.4 percent market share in the U.S. While smartphones running on Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android platform still dominate the U.S. market, at 51.1 percent, the Apple growth came at the expense of Android, with Android’s share falling 7.6 percent versus a year ago. Apple and Android combined make up 94.5 percent of the smartphones in America. Microsoft’s (NASDAQ:MSFT) Windows Phone made a small gain during the year, and BlackBerry’s (NASDAQ:BBRY) share continued to slip.
The Kantar study also looked at the performance of different smartphones in markets around the world. Apple’s iOS remained the second-most popular platform in every country surveyed except Mexico. Apple’s marketshare grew in every major region except Germany and China, with the largest growth found in the U.S. and Britain.