iPhone’s share of the U.S. smartphone market up, but Samsung still leads

Kantar says the iPhone’s share of the U.S. smartphone market grew in the three months ending in May, but Apple still lags Samsung. Apple’s market share reached 34%, up 4.7 points from the same quarter in 2016. 

Samsung held 36.2% of the market, up from the 32.9% of the prior quarter but down on the year. Kantar notes that Samsung’s launch of the Galaxy S8 had less impact on the market share growth than expected. 

Meanwhile, Digitimes reports that all three iPhone models for this year have entered volume production. However, the article says that, as most folks expect, the “iPhone 8” will likely have a shortage due to demand and lower initial supplies.