By Jim Karpen on Sat, 12/22/2012
According to data by Kantar Worldpanel, as of late November Apple's share of the smartphone market rose to 53% in the U.S. over the preceding 12 weeks. Compared to the 12-week period from the previous year, Apple's share rose by 17.5% while the share for Android devices dropped 10.9% to 41.9%. As you can see, all other platforms constitute just a tiny fraction of the market. According to Business Insider, Apple is on the verge of dominating the U.S. smartphone market. However, Android is still the leader abroad, with a 61% market share in Europe over the same period, up by close to 10% from the previous year.