Tech giant Apple’s iPhones have overtaken Android devices to make up more than half of all smartphones in use in the United States, says a new report.
According to Counterpoint Research, the iPhone’s active install base crossed the 50% landmark in the quarter ending in June, while about 150 other mobile brands use the Android operating system, according to the Financial Times. As reported by MacRumors, citing
“Operating systems are like a religion, they don’t change that much, but over the past four years the trend has been consistently from Android to iOS,” said Jeff Fieldhack, research director at Counterpoint. Jeff Fieldhack said.
“This is a major milestone that we see in other wealthy countries around the world,” added Fieldhack.
Android phones hit the market in 2008, a year after the iPhone debuted, and overtook iOS’s installed base in 2010, according to the NPD Group.
For the previous three years, mobile phone sales were dominated by Nokia, Motorola, Windows, Blackberry and others.
The iPhone made Apple the world’s largest company, with a market capitalization of $2.5 trillion, the report said.
In 2020, the global installed base of iPhones will surpass 1 billion. CEO Tim Cook recently said Apple “set a switcher record for the June quarter,” meaning consumers migrated from his Android to iOS.
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