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updated 01:33 PM EST 12.21.12
Kantar: Apple gets 53.3 percent of US smartphone sales
The phenomenal sales of Apple's iPhone 5 helped boost the Cupertino company to its highest-ever share of US smartphone sales according to stats from over the past 12 weeks. Kantar Worldpanel ComTech released a new analysis of the US smartphone market in the current quarter, finding that the release of the iPhone 5 caused Apple's share of sales to jump to 53.3 percent in the United States, largely at the expense of iOS' main competitor, Google's Android platform. Year-over-year, iOS sales share was up 17.5 percentage points, while Android's share dropped 10.9 points.