Apple Reigns Supreme in Smartphone Market

Apple’s iOS might be trailing behind Android in the smartphone section, but when it comes to selling handsets, Apple is numero uno in the US smarphone market. And Apple has accomplished this feat with mere two models in the market. The good news for RIM though. The BlackBerry company is right behind Apple with 24.7 percent market share. Though, it is unlikely that it will overtake Apple anytime soon, as the Canadian company is currently struggling to retain its market in the US.

Apple and RIM are the big players in the smartphone market in the US, with collective 51 percent share of the market. Apple commands 26.6 percent on its own. Among the also rans, HTC and Motorola are almost shoulder to shoulder with 11.8 percent and 11.4 percent market share respectively. Currently, there are about 76.8 million smartphone users in the country.

In a separate report issued by ComScore, Apple has been placed second behind Google in the mobile OS segment. Out of the top five players, only Apple and Google had been able to achieve positive differential in the quarter ended on May, 2011. Remaining, three players, viz. RIM, Microsoft, and Palm, all lost their market share during the quarter. Microsoft’s market share is now down to 5.8 percent and now the company is looking towards Nokia to salvage its position. However, Nokia is currently embroiled in its troubles. So good luck, Microsoft, while the march of Apple and Android continues.

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