For the quarter ended in November, Apple took 53.3 percent share in the nation, thanks mainly to strong sales of the iPhone 5 and the newly discounted iPhone 4S.
In the Q3 2011, that number was 35.8 percent. Android fell to 41.9 percent from 52.9 percent in 2011.
"Apple has reached a major milestone in the U.S. by passing the 50 percent share mark for the first time, with further gains expected to be made during December," added Dominic Sunnebo, Kantar's global consumer insight director.
Across the pond, however, the numbers were not pretty for Apple. Samsung took a large 44.3 percent share, with Apple in second at 25.3 percent and HTC, Sony, and Nokia fighting it out for third.
Overall, Android share jumped from 51.8 percent to 61 percent year-over-year.
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz @ 23 Dec 2012 12:06