According to the report from research firm NPD (via TheNextWeb.com), technology giant Apple‘s market with regards to their flagship smartphones iPhone grew an outstanding 42% in the final quarter of 2013. Samsung also had an increased growth in the last quarter of 2013, garnering 26%. On the downside, Motorola, HTC and Blackberry all experienced a decline in ownership.
Apple and Samsung were the winners as more consumers migrated to their flagship devices. iPhone ownership increased from 35 percent in Q4 2012 to 42 percent in Q4 2013. Likewise, Samsung Android phones increased from 22 percent of smartphones owned in Q4 2012 to 26 percent in Q4 2013. In contrast, fewer smartphone owners reported having an HTC, Motorola, or Blackberry device in Q4 2013.
Moreover, NPD concluded that as more US consumers switch to smartphones, they are increasingly opting for iPhones and Samsung phones. I guess we all know the reason behind that — that everyone thinks Apple and Samsung are the best ones out there in the market.