According to the latest figures from the NDP group, Apple’s iPhone now accounts for 42 percent of the US smartphone market. It’s the biggest share held by a single smartphone manufacturer. The nearest competitor — Samsung — trails by almost 20 percent.
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42 percent of US smartphone users own an iPhone

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According to the latest figures from the NDP group, Apple’s iPhone now accounts for 42 percent of the US smartphone market. It’s the biggest share held by a single smartphone manufacturer. The nearest competitor — Samsung — trails by almost 20 percent.

Apple’s share grew year-over-year from 35 percent in Q4 2012 to 42 percent for the same period in 2013. In comparison, Samsung’s share rose from 22 to 26 percent. Nearly every other major manufacturer, including Motorola and HTC, saw a drop in market share. Still, adding the shares of all Android smartphone makers, Google’s platform still remains the dominant choice for the US market.

Contributing to Apple’s growth in 2013 was the release of the well-received iPhone 5s and Apple’s secondary iPhone 5c option. Availability for the first time on all four major US carriers was also a driving factor in growth.

Overall, NDP recorded smartphone market growth from 52 to 60 percent between 2012 and 2013.

[via NDP Group]

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