iPhone wins 51 percent of U.S. smartphone sales, says report

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iPhone wins 51 percent of U.S. smartphone sales, says report

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Apple ‘s iOS continues to outshine Android, at least in the United States, according to data released today by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

For the final quarter of 2012, the iPhone won 51.2 percent of all U.S. smartphone sales. In second place, Android soaked up around 44.8 percent of U.S. sales, leaving Microsoft’s Windows Phone with 2.6 percent.

Apple ‘s flagship platform also scored well in Japan, proving tops among two-thirds of Japanese smartphone buyers.

Apple ‘s continual improvement is thanks to both the iPhone 5 and older models attracting various customer groups, from repeat Apple buyers, first-time smartphone buyers. and those coming from other smartphone brands,” Kantar analyst Mary-Ann Parlato said in a statement.

Over the past year, 36 percent of iOS sales in the U.S. came from users of other smartphones, notably Android. The percentage of Android users jumping ship to the iPhone was 19 percent in 2012, compared with 9 percent in 2011, according to Kantar.

Verizon subscribers were especially eager to hop onto iOS. A full 59 percent of iPhone -buying Verizon customers came from other brand phones, while 30 percent had used Android specifically. In comparison, 15 percent of AT&T users who bought an iPhone jumped from a different platform, while… [Read more]

iPhone wins 51 percent of U.S. smartphone sales, says report

iPhone wins 51 percent of U.S. smartphone sales, says report

iPhone wins 51 percent of U.S. smartphone sales, says report

iPhone wins 51 percent of U.S. smartphone sales, says report

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