Apple Ascends to Second Place in U.S. Mobile Share for First Time
Motorola (11 percent) and HTC (6 percent) round out the list of top 5 mobile OEMs, both of which lost a little bit of ground for the three month period ending October 2012.
It would appear that Apple's iPhone 5 device, despite some hiccups at launch, is proving popular enough to push the Cupertino company up the ranks. iOS also increased its mobile market share, gaining nearly a percentage point to claim 34.3 percent of the market, though it came at the expense of RIM, Microsoft, and BlackBerry. Google's Android platform still commands the lion's share of the mobile market at 53.6 percent, up 1.4 percentage points versus the three month period ended July 2012.