Nielsen: iPhone accounts for 28% of US smartphone market

According to the latest data from Nielsen, the iPhone accounted for 28.3 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in Q3. While Android as a whole accounted for a larger percentage of handsets—42.8 percent—no single phone manufacturer accounted for more than Apple, with HTC coming closest with 20.3 percent. Overall, iPhone and Android combined to account for 83 percent of all app downloads during the period, despite accounting for just 71 percent of all smartphone hardware.

Charles Starrett

Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.