Apple Inc. (AAPL) Controls 42% Of The US Smartphone Market With Marginal Gain !

Must Read

Zomato Sets Eyes On $10.2 Billion Online Grocery Delivery Market in India

The 21-day nationwide lockdown imposed in India due to the Covid-19 outbreak fueled a massive change in...

Billionaire Mark Cuban’s Invaluable Advice for Startups in Crisis!

In an interview with CNBC last week, owner of NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, Mark Cuban, spoke out about...

Over 13.6 Crore Jobs in India Would Be Lost Due to Coronavirus Outbreak!

The 21-day lockdown induced by the deadly outbreak of the Covid-19 has completely dismantled and disrupted the...

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) continues to maintain its strong lead among smartphone OEM vendors in the US. According to the latest data from comScore for the three months ending August 2014, Apple successfully fended of competition from Samsung Electronics Co Ltd (KRX:005935), LG Electronics Inc. (KRX:066570) and HTC Corp (TPE:2498) and is ranked as the top smartphone OEM manufacturer with a market share of 42%. Over the next few months, data from the new iPhone 6 models will be included and will present a clear picture of their impact on the U.S smartphone landscape.

Samsung’s market share has also risen steadily during the three months ending August 2014, largely due to its new flagship model, the Galaxy S5. Interestingly, Apple is still in a commanding position, gaining in the US, a year after the release of the iPhone 5S and 5C models. The top smartphone operating system, meanwhile, continued to be Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) owned Android OS, with a market share of 52%, compared with iOS market share of 42%.

Apple and Samsung Making Big Gains While Others Falter

The number of smartphone users in the U.S stood at 174 million, with mobile penetration growing by 3% since May 2014. Apple is in a commanding position with a market share of 42% during August 2014. Already the iPhone 6 has broken several records including the highest opening weekend sales of 10 million units, and largest number of online preorders. Apple has been incredibly successful in driving back fierce competition from Samsung and Motorola’s low-budget models. The figures are a clear measure of the iPhone’s popularity among consumers and mobile operators alike in the US.

Advertisements

Top Smartphone Vendors US Market share Aug 2014

Samsung’s and LG  both received incremental gains in market share at 1.1% and 0.2%, repsectively. The results will come as a huge relief to Samsung which is facing a tough year as mobile division profits have been on a consistent decline over the past few quarters. In the US, Chinese smartphone vendors such as Xiaomi have had little or no impact, allowing Samsung to stay afloat. The biggest losers over the past few months have been Motorola and HTC whose market shares have declined by 0.9% and 0.6% respectively.

Android vs iOS Battle Set To Heat Up

The market share of the various smartphone operating systems has remained flat over the past three months ending August 2014. The market share of Android OS has dropped by 0.1% point to 52%, while that of Apple iOS has risen by 0.1% point to 42%. The next few months will see an interesting battle between the newly released iOS 8 operating system and Android L OS which is due to be released in October 2014. It will be interesting to see if  the new version of iOS can have a significant impact on Android’s market share.

US Smartphone OS market share Aug 2014 comscore

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) owned Windows Phone OS also grew by 0.1% to 3.5% during the three months ending August 2014. BlackBerry Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) OS market share also remained flat 2.3% and is likely to have hit rock bottom.  Both operating systems will continue to face several challenges as the iOS vs Android battle intensify over the next few months.

Facebook Is The Top Smartphone App

Facebook was the most popular smartphone app with a market reach of 72.4%, followed by YouTube with 54.9%. The other top five apps were Google Play (51.25, Google search (42.7%) and Google Maps (46.2%). Facebook messenger became the 6th most popular apps jumping from the number 10 position, after Facebook disabled the messaging feature on its main app to transition users towards Facebook messenger.Top 15 smartphone apps

The iPhone 6 is Likely To Transform The Market

Except Samsung, all other Android OEMs have struggled to match Apple between May and August 2014, despite introducing their new and best smartphones. The smashing success of the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 plus could make things even harder for other brands over the next few months. Apple’s 5.5 phablet device is likely to attract more users who previously prefered other brands such as Samsung  and HTC for their larger screen sizes. Al this means that Apple is likely to be in an even stronger place during the all-important holiday season in the U.S where smartphone sales are usually at an all time high. Since the iPhone 5S is still the best-selling device in the world, there is no reason to doubt Apple’s iPhone 6 will take the company to even greater heights.

Advertisements

1 COMMENT

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Will YouTube’s New Feature Kill TikTok?

After Facebook, it's Youtube that has been closely monitoring the exceptional growth of TikTok. And, the new...

Facebook Messenger Desktop App: The Rise Of Zoom Has Caught The Attention Of Zuckerberg?

Facebook Messenger Desktop app is making waves, and all because of an unexpected and sudden rise of Zoom - a video conferencing...

A New Coronavirus Scam Is So Lucrative That People Are Falling Prey To Scammers Easily!

Fraudsters are out once again to steal your money and this time they are banking on a new Coronavirus scam.

What Businesses Need to Know About the Instagram Algorithm in 2020

Every social media platform, whether it’s Facebook or Instagram, is driven by an algorithm that controls the content exposure. This is the...

GRE And TOEFL Exams Now Will Be Undertaken From Home: Will Covid-19 Redefine Education Sector?

The sudden outbreak of the deadly pandemic Covid-19 has forced the existing education systems around the world to now rely on digital...

Over 13.6 Crore Jobs in India Would Be Lost Due to Coronavirus Outbreak!

The 21-day lockdown induced by the deadly outbreak of the Covid-19 has completely dismantled and disrupted the entire job market in India....

In-Depth: Dprime

YouTube Should Have Bid Adieu To Dislike Button Much Earlier?

Online video sharing platform YouTube can be a ruthless place for content creators targeted by 'dislike mobs'. And the site owners totally understand that...

Facebook Has Pulled Off A Masterstroke By Integrating Its ‘Family Of Apps’?

It’s indeed hard to believe that ONE man sitting at Menlo Park, oversees how nearly a third of the world’s population interacts with each...

Facebook’s Crunch Conquest: By Relying Largely On The US Market, Is Facebook Running a Risk?

Two billion! That's Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ: FB) for you - Right when you thought that this social-media giant has already connected the entire world, it's...

More Articles Like This