Latest comScore numbers show jump in iPhone use in the US


The research firm comScore has released its latest report on the smartphone industry market share in the United States, this time for June 2014. The new info shows that the leading smartphone OEM in the US continues to be Apple, claiming 42.1 percent of all US smartphone owners in June for its iPhone, up compared to 41.4 percent in March.

Samsung is the second biggest smartphone maker with 28.6 percent, up from 27.0 percent. LG is a distant third with 6.4 percent, followed by Motorola at 5.9 percent and HTC at 4.9 percent.

Android remains on top of the smartphone OS industry with a 51.9 percent share in June, but that's actually down from 52.2 percent in March. iOS is the number two smartphone OS, but its market share went up from 41.4 percent to 42.1 percent in the same time frame. Windows Phone was third, and its share went up from 3.3 to 3.4 percent. BlackBerry is fourth and saw its share drop from 2.7 to 2.4 percent. Symbian is fifth, dropping from 0.2 to 0.1 percent

173 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones in June, up by four percent compared to March, according to comScore. Facebook, YouTube, Google Play, Google Search, Pandora Radio, Google Maps, Gmail, Instagram, Yahoo Stocks and Facebook Messenger were the top 10 smartphone apps used by U.S. residents in June

Source: comScore

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Latest comScore numbers show jump in iPhone use in the US


Well, Apple seems poised to an even bigger lead after the release of the iPhone 6 with its (rumored) bigger screen, if they can dominate so soundly with a small phone compared to the dozens of big-screen-high-specs Android phones around, I can't even imagine the lead they'll attain with the 4.7 inch iPhone 6.

Will this last forever? Or will Apple be the new Nokia/BlackBerry? Will the people someday simply decide that the iPhone, regardless of how "well" it may do the day-to-day work, simply is not "cool" anymore and stop buying it?

Never know what the future holds. I like android devices. I have a iPhone 5s it's a great all around device. The only think I like about android devices are the led notification light and the customization aspect. Other then that apple gets my money. Apple has better quality based apps. They get a lot of exclusives and also get updates faster for certain apps. Their are developers that stop updating android apps and focus on apples altogether. Android has a great following as well. If they could nail the quality apps that the iPhone has. Apple and android would be neck and neck. Their are great android devices but it's always one thing that makes it lack. Anyway... People still love to use apple. From late night shows making fun of the iPhone. To people standing in line for the iPhone. I don't see if dying down anytime soon.

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"Windows Phone was third, and its share went up from 3.3 to 3.4 percent."

Not dead yet?
Hey, Satya. What's up with that?

Windows Phone is not going anywhere. With the latest updates the UI has become much more awesome. If one judges the usability and uniqueness of a smartphone OS based on number of available apps in the store I would say that would be wrong(Android will be best in that case). There are only two OS around which I like one is iOS and WP8.1 GDR2. I prefer iOS on iPad. Initially I had iPhone 4S but I shifted to L920 and I'm loving it.