Apple makes gains in U.S. smartphone market, Microsoft stays stagnant in 4th place

iphone5-frontandbackApple continues to gain market share in the U.S. According to numbers out today from comScore, the Cupertino-based maker of the iPhone saw its share of the smartphone market in the U.S. jump from 36.3 percent to 39 percent for the 3-month period ending March 13.

Google’s Android saw its share drop 1.4 percentage points to 52 percent, but that number could change with the Galaxy S4 now shipping, as well as the HTC One.

Microsoft barely gained ground and finished with three percent of the smartphone market. However, another report from Kantar out earlier this week showed Windows with 5.6 percent of the overall market, its highest point yet.

Microsoft still looking to chip away at Android and Apple, most recently launching a hilarious and equally ridiculous ad that attempts to differentiate Windows Phone from Apple and Samsung by poking fun at stereotypical users of the leading smartphones.

Apple was also the top device maker, beating out second-place Samsung. HTC saw the biggest drop in OEM share, but the company is hoping to increase that with its flagship HTC One phone now in stores.

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Previously on GeekWire: Windows Phone Diary: 5 things for Microsoft to fix, and 1 for Apple to steal

  • Qasim Mehmood

    check apple’s share 40% down.

  • http://twitter.com/ShaneKaeo Shane Kaeo

    Apple is DEAD — Noting new in the last 3 years. No innovation = a seat with blackberry/ RIM

    • http://www.facebook.com/scottmoore.seattle Scott Moore

      hahahaha. That made me laugh.

      From my iPhone.

  • SylvainZef

    Interesting to see the shares, but don’t forget that Apple will never die ! It’s not because Android Phones works better now that Apple is dead. The release of the iPhone 6 will probably change the market.