iPhone 5 faces U.S. market share challenges, says analyst

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iPhone 5 faces U.S. market share challenges, says analyst

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The iPhone 5 may have a tough time winning more market share in the U.S., an NPD Group analyst believes.

Expected to launch tomorrow, the new iPhone is already being touted as a blockbuster product by many analysts. But in a blog post, NPD analyst Stephen Baker said he thinks the iPhone 5 faces a different and more challenging environment than the one encountered by the iPhone 4 or even 4S.

The U.S. smartphone market is increasingly saturated. A recent NPD report found that U.S. smartphone sales rose just 9 percent in the second quarter, with most of that growth coming from prepaid phones.

Apple and Samsung have already gobbled up most of those sales and the resulting market share. Combined, the two companies hold more than 50 percent of the smartphone market. Android and iOS have also trounced the other smartphone platforms, leaving the question of just where Apple can gain more market share.

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iPhone 5 faces U.S. market share challenges, says analyst

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