Despite the recent news of Apple’s probable fall due to the lowered value of Apple stocks as well as news that the company is being overtaken by Android based smartphones in the world market, Apple still holds its ground in the US. According to ComScore, Apple holds 39% of the US smartphone market showing that despite the issues that plagued the company the past few months, it is still going strong.
Apple saw an increase of 2.7% between the last quarter of 2012 to the first quarter of 2013. Samsung Electronics on the other hand, the second largest in market share and currently holds 21.7% market share only saw a growth of 0.07%. Other smartphone manufacturers HTC (9.0%), Motorola (8.5%), and LG (6.8%) saw a decrease in market share in the first quarter of this year when compared to the sales of the last quarter of 2012.
For the mobile platform category, Google Android still holds top spot at 52% market share, which is a decrease of 1.4% from last year’s 53.4%. Apple iOs, even if it just follows second with 39% market share saw an increase of 2.7% from the previous year’s 36.3%. Other contenders include Microsoft who grew its market share by 0.1% in the first quarter and BlackBerry and Symbian each showed a decrease in market share since last year.
The statistics are showing hope for Apple especially since Apple holds 39% of the US smartphone market. This could mean that the company is not going down any time soon as some analysts predict.