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Apple at highest-ever iPhone marketshare in US


All models of the iPhone accounted for 53.3 percent of all smartphone purchases in the US in the 12 weeks ending November 25, according to research from Kantar Worldpanel Comtech.

That's good news for Apple, as the figure is the highest it's ever been in the US, rising more than 5 percentage points from the 12-week figure from October. Android, at 41.9 percent, and RIM were the the losers in the US. The Windows Phone platform is now in third place, grabbing a little over 7 percent of all purchases in the study time period.

While the marketshare news is positive in the US, things aren't as nice for Apple in Europe. Android phones account for over 61 percent of all smartphones sold in Europe's top five markets, with Apple trailing drastically at just 25 percent. Developing markets are also iPhone-unfriendly. Android phones sucked up sales in both Brazil, with a 60.7 percent share of the smartphone market, and China at a whopping 72.2 percent.

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