by Joe White
September 3, 2013
The latest data on the state of the U.S. smartphone market shows that Apple's iPhone is continuing to grow. During three months of 2013 leading up to July, the Apple-made smartphone held an impressive 43.4 percent share of the market, representing a 7.8 percent increase when compared with the previous year, according to Kantar. Though the United States is Apple's strongest market, during the same period the Cupertino, Calif. company saw identical growth in the United Kingdom, where the iPhone presently holds a 31.1 percent share. In the United States, both Apple and Android-powered smartphones account for a huge 94.5 percent of the smartphone market, and the iPhone's growth during this period appears to come at the cost of Google's operating system. During the same period, for example, Android lost market share of 7.6 percent in the United States, and 3.9 percent in the British Isles (both compared with figures from 2012). Clearly, Apple's iPhone is doing well: in every nation examined save for Germany the iPhone's share of the smartphone market grew, and in every country Apple's handset is the second most-popular smartphone, save for Mexico. Of course, with a next-generation iPhone expected to launch in the coming months, along with a low-cost iPhone 5C, Apple's share of smartphone markets worldwide is only expected to increase. We'll keep you updated with further information as we receive it. In the meantime, see: Apple Could Be Planning An AirPort Express Refresh As In-Store Stock Runs Low, Microsoft Purchases Nokia's Devices And Services Unit For $7.1 Billion, and Today's Best Apps: Air Hockey Intense And 4 Thrones.