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iPhone holds its number one spot as the top US smartphone

New comScore data shows Apple holding its own as the number one smartphone in the US from November 2012 to February 2013, Android is still ahead of iOS, though.

comScore - Smartphone sales - US

Apple’s iPhone remains the top smartphone in the US, above Samsung and HTC, according to the latest report from comScore.

comScore’s MobiLens report looks at mobile subscribers and data usage to get its statistics (so there’s no confusion over number of smartphones shipped vs. number sold) every three months. The results of its latest report show that has a 38.9% market share of US smartphones, ahead of Samsung (21.3%) and HTC (9.3%).

It’s expected that the tables may turn, though, when Samsung’s new S4 starts being counted (the current stats only point to usage and subscribers from November 2012 to February 2013). Similarly, this could all change again if Apple decides to release a new iPhone (possibly the much–rumoured ‘tock’ update – the 5S) in the summer.

comScore - Smarphone platform - US

In terms of smartphone platform, though, comScore still puts Google’s Android in the top spot with a 51.7% market share (down from 53.7% three months ago). Despite being firmly put in second place, thanks to the sheer number of Android devices out there, Apple’s iOS platform is slowly increasing here – up from 35% in November 2012 to 38.9% in February 2013.