How well Apple is doing in the smartphone market? A new analysis claims that the iPhone made up 30.7 percent of the U.S. smartphone market and 14% of the mobile market in the first quarter of this year. The report suggests that Apple’s market share has grown by 1.1% compared to the fourth quarter of 2011. As a part of this study, 30,000+ U.S. mobile were surveyed.
Not surprisingly, Samsung remains the most formidable opponent for Apple. Both companies have been going back and forth over patents and other issues. Samsung managed to reach 26% market share in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2012. While Android and iOS continue to grow, Microsoft and RIM have found it difficult to regain any momentum for their platforms. The global picture is not that different. As IDC’s latest report suggests, both Samsung and Apple have grown their market share dramatically over the past year (with Samsung being very impressive).
It will be interesting how these numbers change when the iPhone 5 hits the market. Most experts agree that the release of iPhone 5 is going to be a huge deal for Apple. The competition between Apple and Samsung is going to get only more intense in the upcoming months.