Apple's iOS overtakes Android for top U.S. smartphone spot


Strong iPhone 6 sales helped Apple iOS’s reclaim the top smartphone OS spot in the U.S. in the fourth quarter, after ceding the title to Android two years ago.

However, Apple’s market share edge was incredibly thin: 0.1 percent, according to data from research firm Kantar Worldpanel shows. Apple’s mobile OS made up 47.7 percent of U.S. smartphone sales during 2014’s fourth quarter, beating Android’s 47.6 percent market share. It’s the first time since 2012’s fourth quarter that Android drops to second place in the U.S.

Still, the victory is important for Apple. Android appears on more smartphones than iOS but Apple was still able to beat Google's OS with the relatively few iPhone models it sells.

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