For the first time, there are more iPhones in use in the United States than any other type of smartphone. Citing data from analytics firm Counterpoint Research, the reports that the iPhone overtook the entire Android ecosystem in June to claim 50% of the US market. In doing so, Apple achieved its highest ever share of the US smartphone market. Apple achieved the feat thanks to the “active installed base” of the iPhone, a metric that takes into account all the people who use an iOS device after buying one used.
In the early days of the iPhone, iOS (then known as iPhone OS) never had close to 50% market share. At that time, companies like Blackberry, Nokia, and Motorola were dominating the smartphone space. In 2010, two years after its debut, Android overtook iOS to claim the largest install base. Since then, Google’s mobile operating system has been the dominant force in the global smartphone market, claiming over 70% market share by 2022, according to .
Google probably has nothing to worry about. After all, the iPhone has always had an outsized presence in the United States compared to other markets. Still, the company is likely looking into the situation closely. “This is an important step that we could see replicated in other wealthy countries around the world,” said Jeff Fieldhack, Counterpoint’s research director. The temperature. At this point, Apple dominated the premium smartphone market in Q2 2022, with the iPhone accounting for 57% of all segment sales and showing no signs of slowing down.
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