Apple knocks Samsung from No 1 position in US smartphone market

23 Oct 2013

The iPhone 5s

Consumer tech titan Apple snatched the No 1 position from Samsung in the US smartphone market in September, new data from Counterpoint suggests.

Apple doubled its share from August, which may well be down to the release of its iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c on 11 September. The company grabbed 39pc of the smartphone market and 34pc of the overall mobile phones market in September, according to Counterpoint.

Counterpoint also reported that these shares represent a record high for Apple for September.

Samsung, in the No 2 spot in the smartphone market, caught 29pc share in September and 32pc of the US mobile phone market.

In third spot is LG, with its shares falling below 10pc. Following LG is Motorola, HTC and Nokia, with each of those companies having generated less than 5pc share.

Tina Costanza was a journalist and sub-editor at Silicon Republic