Various firms have their own market stats but despite the discrepancies, almost everyone agrees on the fact that iOS and Android are two platforms that hold over 90 percent of the smartphone market share in the U.S. Android has slowly but surely made substantial gains in the market, accounting for more than half of the entire U.S. smartphone market. Research Kantar Worldpanel says that iOS market share has been increased by 3.5 percent during the three months period ending May 2013, the reason for this bump was the release of iPhone 5 on T-Mobile.
T-Mobile itself said that its iPhone 5 launch day was “gangbusters,” and that it had received unprecedented demand from customers. Kantar holds that on T-Mobile, iPhone 5 remained the best selling smartphone for the three month period ending in May, accounting for 31 percent of smartphone sales on the carrier. This resulted in iOS market share bumping up by 3.5 percent. Kantar also says that almost 28 percent of T-Mobile’s customers planning to change devices are likely to buy an iPhone. This report is in stark contrast to some analyst claims that iPhone 5 sales were slowing down, despite the fact that this device is nearly 12 months old, its still got its dukes up.
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