At a time where Android is dominating market shares around the world, Apple seems to be hitting back on its home turf. iPhones (most notably the iPhone 5) have accounted for 53.3% of U.S. Smartphone sales for the 12-week period ending November 25, says the market research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
This happens to be the first time Apple’s share of the U.S. market has topped 50%, which is no mean feat.
This surge in Apple’s sales has come at a cost of Android, as its share of the market fell to 41.9%, while Microsoft Windows Phone held 2.7% share. Research In Motion had just 1.4% of the market in the period.
Though this growth in sales is primarily due to the latest and the greatest from Apple, i.e. the iPhone 5, the iPhone 4S and 4 have also contributed to the growing share of iOS, especially amongst first-time Smartphone buyers.