It is obvious that the iPhone is popular within the United States, but I bet you didn’t know it was this popular. AppleInsider has recently reported on data released from NPD that shows Apple’s holds 42% of the smartphone market, which is up 7% from last year. Samsung was also up this year in its hold on the smartphone market, but not as much as its rival.
With both Apple and Samsung increasing their grasp on the smartphone market in the United States, significant losses were seen by competing smartphone makers Motorola, HTC and BLackBerry. The only other company among the 6 powerhouses was LG, which grew slightly but still controls less than 10 percent of the market.
While we are still talking stats it was also discovered that smartphone penetration continues to grow in America, reaching six in ten cell phone users in the fourth quarter of 2013. This represents a growth of 8% from the fourth quarter of 2012.
With smartphone adoption increasing rapidly this of course means data usage is on the rise as well . Smartphone owners polled using an average of 6.6 gigabytes per month as of the end of 2013 — up from 5.5 gigabytes a year prior. A key driver behind this was streaming music services.