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The iPhone 4 Was the Most Purchased Smartphone in 2011

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According to Macworld, the top three smartphones sold in the United States last year all belonged to Apple.  The number one spot went to the wildly popular iPhone 4, the 3GS was in number two and the 4S came in third, even despite an October release late in the year.  The RIM Blackberry Curve 8530 and HTC EVO 4G came in fourth and fifth.

The results are available in ComScore’s annual Mobile Future in Focus Report  and it’s also important to note that Apple is the top-selling smartphone manufacturer in the United States with 29.6 percent of the market share.

Apple’s iPhones only make up roughly 30% of the total smartphone market.   And because there are more than one hardware manufacturer building phones for the platform, Android is holding the number one spot at 47.3 percent of the market.  The ComScore report also suggests that Blackberry users are more likely to switch to an Android rather than an iPhone. Seriously?  (Don’t forget to check out our iPhone repair section in case your part of the 30% and are in need of help!)

Apple wins again when you look at mobile traffic across all smartphone devices with 60.1 % of the U.S. market. This is sure to increase when the iPhone 5 releases in early fall of 2012.  This is largely due to the iPad, iPhone and iPod touch markets.  Interestingly, a breakdown of all iOS traffic shows that 90.4 percent of all tablet traffic came from the iPad in December, 2011, where 37.7 percent of smartphone traffic came from the iPhone.  The most popular mobile apps among iPhone fans are Google Maps, Facebook and YouTube.  Check out our App Review section if you’re in the market for some new apps, upgrades and/or accessories.

What does the ComScore report tell us overall? Smartphone adoption in the United States has grown from 27% in 2010 to 41.8% in 2011, due to a wide variety of price points and phone models.

Interested in viewing the full ComScore report? Visit ComScore’s Mobile Future in Focus Press Release.

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