The Android operating system may be on its growing dominance, but Apple still has the lead in the smartphone market. According to a research conducted by ComScore, iPhone owns 41.8 percent of the U.S market share that is equivalent to a 1.2 percent increase from the previous quarter.
Android has the hardware lead at 51.5 percent of the U.S market share, but only has 26.1 percent of the overall smartphone market in the country. This makes the Apple iPhone remain at the top spot as the number one smartphone in the United States.
Waning Popularity Premature
Ingram Micro North America Mobility president Bashar Nejdawi said that manufacturers must ensure that they maintain a bond between them and the consumers. The service provider of device lifecycle for many smartphone manufacturers added that these companies should meet the upgrade pace to keep up with competition.
comScore?s research could shut some Android fans with their claims that the Apple iOS is on the down swing. With a 1.2 percent jump in market share coverage, Apple is obviously still in the lead.
Apple Broke Sales Record with 51 Million iPhones Sold
Apple?s earnings report revealed that the company has broken a sales record with 51 million iPhones sold in the first quarter. The company also sold 26 million iPads and 4.8 million Mac units in the quarter. This may not already seem surprising as Apple has received favorable results from the iPhone 5C and 5S last year. At the end of the quarter, the company had a cash amounting to $158.8 billion. This was higher than the $147 billion in cash from the previous quarter.
A more surprising report is HTC?s sinking numbers, where its market share went down to 5.7 percent from 7.1 percent. Motorola has also reported a decline in market share, from 6.8 to 6.7 during the same period. Microsoft has suffered shrinkage, as well, from 3.3 percent in September to 3.1 percent. It is clear that Samsung is the only smartphone maker that can go head ? to ? head with the iPhone maker.
Apple is now serving its customers in 420 stores worldwide. The number of store visitors last quarter reached 114 million at 21, 000 average visitors per store per week.