Apple takes the lead of sales in US during Q1, Samsung follows

(FILES) In this file photo taken on September 9, 2015 a reporter walks by an Apple logo during a media event in San Francisco, California. Apple will release quarterly earnings figures July 31, 2018 as it flirts with a history-making, trillion-dollar market value based on its share price.To hit the trillion-dollar mark, Apple shares would have to climb about seven percent from the $189.91 price logged at the close of official trading Monday on the Nasdaq.The market is eager for news about demand for iPhones and how the company is riding out trade turbulence between the US and China. / AFP PHOTO / Josh Edelson

Even with the tepid sales of the 2018 iPhones, Apple seems to be performing good in its homeland. According to a report from CIRP (Consumer Intelligence Research Partners), iPhones accounted for 36% of US smartphones activations during the first quarter of 2019. This result gave Apple a slight lead over Samsung with its 34%. Next, in line, we can see LG with its 11% and Motorola with a 10% market share.

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The new information reveals that Apple is on the way to reconquer its original influence over US market, after a mediocre performance in 2018. However, it is still away from dominating it in comparison to its performance in Q1 of 2016 and 2017 when it peaked at 40% market share. The new results could also express a bump in Apple finances after slumping in Europe, Japan, and China – In this latter market, Apple is now involved in a new problem for allegedly hiding demand of iPhones. Analysts predict a 5% year on year increase in US iPhone revenues, with lowered sales figures in foreign markets.

When it comes to mobile operating systems, Android still has a big dominance in the US, with a 65% share of all device activations against 34% from iOS devices.

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