Apple’s iPhone now accounts for more than half of all smartphones currently in use in the United States, overtaking Android devices for the lead, says data from Counterpoint Research.
The active installed base of iPhones passed the 50% landmark in the quarter ending in June. Meanwhile, approximately 150 other mobile brands, led by Samsung and Lenovo, accounted for the rest.
“Operating systems are like religions — never significant changes. But over the past four years the flow has consistently been Android to iOS,” said Counterpoint’s research director, Jeff Fieldhack. “This is a big milestone that we could see replicated in other affluent countries across the globe.”
The active installed base includes iPhone users brought into the Apple ecosystem via the used smartphone market as well as those who use iPhones that they bought years ago. In 2020, the installed global base for iPhones surpassed 1 billion devices.
Apple will debut its next-generation iPhone lineup at its “Far Out” media event on Wednesday, September 7, where it is also expected to debut its Apple Watch Series 8 lineup.
(Via Financial Times)