Apple hits US phone sales milestone
on 01/02/2013 18:43:04
The firm estimates that Apple shipped 17.7 million iPhones of all kinds to US buyers in the October to December period, meaning it accounted for one in three new phones.
South Korea's Samsung was close behind, shipping 16.8 million phones, including non-smart ones. Samsung has been the largest seller of phones to the US market since 2008, Strategy Analytics said.
Worldwide, Samsung is still the biggest phone vendor, according to another research firm, IDC.
Apple is number three, with 9.9% of the market.