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Apple Widens Smartphone Gap Over Samsung In U.S., Now Has 42% Ownership: NPD

on January 16, 2014

TechCrunch

While Samsung and Android continue to increase their market share on a global scale, the U.S. continues to be a story directed by Apple and its iPhone. Q4 2013 figures out today from the Connected Home Report from The NPD Group indicate that the iPhone now has reached ownership of 42% of all smartphone owners in the U.S., while Samsung is now at 26%.

As a point of comparison, in the same quarter a year ago, Apple had a 35% ownership share, and Samsung had 22%: in other words, the gap has slightly widened in a key market for both companies.

The news is not a good sign for Samsung, particularly when early indications from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech are that in China in December, Samsung lost its position as the number-one vendor to local favorite Xiaomi in terms of sales. The analyst firm’s full report on this will be…

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