Apple smartphones are the most widely used in the United States. The Financial Times said that the iPhone has now overtaken the entire Android environment. Thus, last June, it claimed 50% of the market share in the United States, according to statistics from Counterpoint Research, an analysis company,
It is important to note that since its inception, this is the highest point Apple has ever reached in the US smartphone market. This exploit comes from the active installed base of iPhones products, since the latter takes into account all people using an iOS device, even if it is a second-hand purchase.
The beginnings of the iPhone
At the beginning of the iPhone, the iOS, still called OS at that time, never reached nearly 50% market share. Indeed, the market was dominated by major brands such as BlackBerry, Nokia and Motorola. Also, Android had surpassed the figures of iOS, just two years after its creation in 2010.
It was then that Google’s mobile operating system became a reference. According to Statcounter, it dominates the global smartphone market, with more than 70% market share in 2022. However, iOS is gaining momentum, especially thanks to iPhones.
The competition between iOS and Android could get even tougher d
Despite the meteoric rise of the iPhone, Google has nothing to worry about right now. Indeed, iPhones have always been loved by Americans while other markets use the Android system for their smartphones. However, given the significant rise of the iPhone, Android’s future may be uncertain.
With 57% of all smartphone sales in the United States during the second quarter of 2022, there are no signs of a slowdown yet. According to Counterpoint’s research director at the Times, this situation could be observed in all other rich countries around the world.