iPhone overtakes Android to claim majority of US smartphone market

For the first time, more iPhones are being used in the USA than any other smartphone. Citing data from analytics firm Counterpoint Research, the The iPhone reportedly overtook the entire Android ecosystem in June, claiming 50 percent of the US market share. Apple thus achieved its highest share of the American smartphone market to date. Apple has achieved the feat on the back of iPhone’s “active installed base,” a metric that takes into account everyone who uses an iOS device after purchasing one used.

In the early days of the iPhone, iOS (then known as iPhone OS) never had close to 50 percent market share. Back then, companies like Blackberry, Nokia and Motorola dominated the smartphone space. By 2010, two years after its debut, Android overtook iOS to claim the larger install base. Since then, Google’s mobile operating system has become the dominant force in the global smartphone market, claiming aloud .

Google probably doesn’t need to worry. After all, the iPhone has always had an outsized presence in the US compared to other markets. Still, the company is likely watching the situation closely. “This is a major milestone that we could replicate in other affluent countries around the world,” said Jeff Fieldhack, Counterpoint’s research director The times. Up to this point, Apple dominated the premium smartphone market in Q2 2022, with the iPhone accounting for 57 percent of all sales in this segment and showing no signs of slowing down.

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