As of March, Apple share of the U.S. smartphone market had risen to 39%. This information comes from the most recent statistics from market research firm comScore. The iPhone showed a three-month percentage growth that outperformed Samsung by a factor of four.
For the first quarter of 2013, comScore’s MobiLens service found Apple’s iPhone to have kept its spot at the top of America’s smartphone user market, which now stands at 136.7 million people.
The iPhone grew its share of the market by 2.7%, rising from 36.3% to 39% over the three month period ending in March. The jump was the largest of the top five OEMs, representing the only growth in brand marketshare beside Samsung.
The Galaxy S phone maker posted a growth of 0.7%, rising from 21% to 21.7%, retaining second place.Number three HTC lost ground during the first quarter, falling from a 10.2% share to 9.0%, a drop of 1.2%.
Fourth and fifth place Motorola and LG slowly snuck up on HTC, as Motorola managed to keep an 8.5% share of the market, falling 0.6%, and LG’s piece of the pie went from 7.1% to 6.8% during the quarter.