1 December 2012comScore:
For the three-month average period ending in October, device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 26.3 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 0.7 percentage points). Apple ranked second for the first time on record with 17.8 percent market share (up 1.5 percentage points), followed by LG with 17.6 percent share, Motorola with 11 percent and HTC with 6 percent.
Even though they only sell smartphones, Apple has grabbed the second-largest share of all phone sales, both smart and dumb, in the US. Of course, the question is whether Apple can continue these gains in the next few months, when the pent-up demand for the iPhone 5 has been fulfilled.