It’s only ten days of iPhone 5S and 5C sales, and Apple’s share of the U.S. smartphone market already grew by 0.7 percent in the last quarter to reach 40.6 percent, according to comScore data!
According to the report, sales of low-cost handsets mean that Android’s position as leading mobile platform is safe, with a marginal drop to 51.8 percent of the market, but Apple remained top of the vendor rankings. While second-placed Samsung grew faster at 1.2 percent, it still remains more than 15 percent behind the market leader. HTC and Motorola lost market share, while LG remained static in 5th place.
Launched on 20th September, The iPhone 5S and 5C were sold in the first three days, but comScore’s figures reflecting only the first ten days of sales. With the iPhone 5C, a record-breaking 9m handset, looking to be a slower burner, and a likely bet as a holiday gift, it’s interesting to observe the Q4′s numbers. Note that the figures are based on a combination of web and app analytics and a large-scale survey of U.S. consumers, so the credibility is out of question.