iPhone extends gains in US market: Survey
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Apple's iPhone gained ground in the United States (US) market over the holiday season and early 2013, outpacing Samsung and other smartphone makers using the Android operating system, a survey found on Wednesday.
The comScore survey covering the three months ending in January showed Apple grabbed 37.8 per cent of the smartphone market, an increase of 3.5 percentage points from the prior three-month period.
Samsung also boosted its market share, but at a slower pace. The South Korean electronics giant held 21.4 per cent of the US smartphone market, up from 19.5 per cent previously, comScore said.
The two leaders were well ahead of other rivals, including Taiwan's HTC, in third pace with 9.7 per cent, Motorola (8.6 per cent) and South Korean LG (7.0 per cent).