Apple continues to dominate the US smartphone market for the third quarter in 2021 with a 42% share while Samsung follows up in second place but pretty close.
On a global scale, Samsung and Apple both remained at the top and that’s exactly the way it is in the United States as well.
As for Apple, the company is leading with a 42% market share while Samsung takes second place with a 39% market share which is the same when compared to the previous quarter a year ago.
With that, the South Korean smartphone maker saw a big 5% increase from it’s previous 30% market share to the new 35% share in the Q3 off the year 2021.
Apple on the other hand saw a 3% increase and the number is being attributed to the fact that Apple basically commands a significant share of US smartphone market when compared to Samsung in the same quarter back in 2020.
Research Director Jeff Fieldhack gives his thoughts on the U.S. smartphone market and what led to Apple and Samsung attaining new heights.
“The US market is continuing on an upward trend in 2021. Apple and Samsung continued to lead in Q3 2021, accounting for 77% of total shipments. Both saw strong YoY growth at 9% and 18% respectively. Despite shortages, Apple’s iPhone 13, which was launched late in the quarter, contributed to 17% of the OEM’s total sales in Q3. We expect to see continued strength in iPhone 13 sales as we enter the holiday quarter. Samsung was also able to have a successful launch of its latest foldable devices and has had success in pushing its most affordable 5G smartphone, the Samsung A32 5G, through carriers such as T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile.”
There are suggestions that the numbers could have been much better than this if not for the current case global chip shrptage.
With this, Apple is said to have lost out on about US$6 billion in potential revenue and may have to wait on the numbers its new product, iPhone 13 series can pull in.
Samsung on the other hand has reportedly commence the mass production of its next-gen Galaxy S22 series which is expected to go on sale in the early months of the year 2022.
While big brands like Apple and Samsung remained at the top of the smartphone market in the US, the exiting of LG also left the space that needed to be filled by either of these brands.