Smartphone buyers in the U.S. continue to flock toward Apple as the iPhone maker saw its marketshare tick upward to 41.6 percent, nearly as much as its four closest competitors combined, for the three months ending in January, according to data released Friday. Apple’s share represents a 1 percentage point bump from the previous quarter and a 3.8 percentage point year-over-year increase, market research firm comScore said in a new report.
Following the holiday season and a slew of new smartphone launches during the fall, the dust in the domestic mobile market had time to settle in January. Android and iOS get to split the top crowns, so to speak, based on the latest figures from ComScore. The Internet analytics company reported on Friday that Apple led off the year as the top smartphone maker in the United States with 41.6 percent of the market share, up one point from three months prior. Samsung trailed in second place with 26.7 percent of the pie, a slightly larger uptick at 1.3 percent more than in October 2013.