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Apple claws back share in US with new iPhones

Published on Feb 5, 2014 1:58 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - Apple has regained ground in the United States smartphone market with its latest iPhone release, a survey showed on Tuesday.

The California giant captured 41.8 per cent of smartphone sales in the final three months of 2013, up from 40.6 per cent in the three months to September, the comScore survey showed.

The gains came following the September release of the iPhone 5S and 5C models in the United States and other world markets.

Apple remained ahead of Samsung in the US market, but the South Korean electronics giant also increased its share to 26.1 per cent from 24.9 per cent in the prior three months, comScore said.

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