Apple increases lead as top smartphone manufacturer by nearly 2%, according to comScore

Between January and April 2015, Apple held its spot as the top smartphone manufacturer in the U.S., with 43.1% of all smartphone purchases. That's up from 41.3% in January, no doubt buoyed by strong iPhone 6 sales during that period. They were followed by Samsung at 28.6%, with LG at 8.4%, Motorola at 4.9%, and HTC coming in fifth with 3.7% of the market.

Android is still the most popular operating system, though its share dipped slightly to 52.2%. iOS rose to 43.1%, up from 41.3% in January. Windows Phone held the third spot, though with a decrease from 3.6% to 3.0%. BlackBerry dropped from 1.8% down to 1.5%. Symbian still sits in fifth place, staying constant at 0.1%.

In the U.S., 188.6 million people owned smartphones during the measuring period. The ten most popular apps for smartphone owners between January and April of 2015 were Facebook, YouTube, Google Search, Facebook Messenger, Google Play, Google Maps, Gmail, Pandora Radio, Instagram, and iTunes Radio/iCloud.

Source: comScore

Joseph Keller

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.