Apple has 43.6 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers in September

Apple was the top smartphone manufacturer in September with 43.6 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers, according to new data from comScore (, a global media measurement and analytics company. That’s down half a percentage point from June.

Samsung ranked second with 27.6 percent market share, followed by LG with 9.4 percent (up 1.1 percentage points from June), Motorola with 4.8 percent and HTC with 3.3 percent.

Android ranked as the top smartphone platform in September with 52.3 percent market share (up 0.7 percentage points from June). iOS followed with 43.6 percent, Microsoft with 2.9 percent, BlackBerry with 1.2 percent and Symbian with 0.1 percent.

According to comScore, 192.4 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones (77.4 percent mobile market penetration) during the three months ending in September.