Apple has registered a slight lead over LG ever since they began commercializing the new iPhone 5 in September 2012. The IT giant is now the second most requested phone maker in the United States making the competition with Samsung a lot more powerful, says CNET News.
Apple fell a few steps behind during the last quarter in the race against other smartphone makers. The Cupertino-based company was unable to meet the requests of their customers in the months that followed the iPhone 5 launch, thus getting in the shadow of both Samsung and LG.
Recent statistics show that Apple’s situation has been significantly improved. They are now the second phone maker in U.S. after registering bigger sales than LG over a period of three months ending in October. Apple now owns a share of 17.8 percent of the U.S. market in comparison with the 16.3 share it had prior to the three months. LG, on the other hand, used to have 18.5 percent, but its share dropped to 17.6 percent.
The recent success that Apple has registered is not enough for the iPhone maker to compete against its rival, Samsung. The South Korean company is still on the first position in spite of the lawsuits that Apple filed against it in the attempt to keep Galaxy smartphones away from the American market. Samsung reinforced its leading position by registering a 27.3 percent share in the United States market. Thus, the only companies that have registered growth are Samsung and Apple, whereas LG, Motorola and HTC have had small declines.
The data presented by the ComScore survey looks very promising for Apple. The company is facing strong competition from Android-based smartphones, which is why it is even more important to be the second best phone maker in U.S. Figures could grow significantly in the future as Apple has managed to reduce the ship times to only one week.