Strong iPhone 5 Sales Bump Android Down to Second Place [Chart]
Strong uptake of the iPhone 5 over the past 12 weeks has boosted iOS back to the number one spot in the US, reports Kantar Worldpanel.
"The last time we saw iOS overtake Android in the US was when the iPhone 4S was released and Apple managed to retain its lead for three consecutive periods. This time we predict that Apple will beat its previous high of 49.3% and achieve its highest ever share of the US smartphone market within the next two periods," said Dominic Sunnebo, global consumer insight director at Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Sunnebo also said, "Germany remains a tough market for Apple with its share falling by 5.1 percentage points over the past year. The Samsung Galaxy S3 has taken almost a quarter of the country’s smartphone sales over the past 12 weeks to boost Android yet further. In Italy, strong sales of the Nokia Lumia 610, the fourth best selling handset over the past 12 weeks, and the Nokia Lumia 800, the seventh best selling, have helped drive Windows’ share up to 11.7% – the highest across Europe."
Take a look at the chart below to see how iOS climbed back to first place.
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