In the past three months, Nielsen says, Apple has grabbed a 43% share of the smartphones sold in the U.S.
Android’s share has increased versus a year ago–it still leads the market with 48%–but Android’s share gains appear to have stalled.
Apple’s gains are the result of a few key factors, all of which demonstrate that Apple learned a searing lesson from its failure in the 1990s PC market:
- In the U.S., Apple has finally broadened distribution of the iPhone to Verizon and Sprint, instead of just selling through AT&T.
- Apple introduced a “low-price” version of the iPhone.
- Broadened its distribution channels to major retailers like Walmart, Amazon, and Best Buy.
- Dominating the global tablet market.
via Business Insider
Thx to Nicholas Carson