“The new iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 [sic] [recte iPhone 5c] made Apple the US top smartphone seller in September, despite their only being on sale for 10 days of the month,” Charles Arthur reports for The Guardian.

“New data from Counterpoint Research provided exclusively to the Guardian shows that Apple sold 4.8m phones there in September, jumping to a 38% share of the entire US smartphone market for the month,” Arthur reports. “The figures include sales of the new iPhone 5S and 5C, which went on sale there on 20 September. The competition saw Samsung drop to overall second place after having led the market since May.”

Arthur reports, “Separate data from ComScore suggests that growth in the total number of Android owners in the US has slowed over the summer, while that for Apple has held steady. The introduction of the new iPhones is expected to accelerate that… Peter Richardson, research director at Counterpoint said that the top-end Samsung Galaxy S4, launched in May, ‘did well initially but as with a lot of Samsung products, it burned brightly but briefly.’ He says Samsung had big expectations about how many handsets it would sell but it underperformed: ‘if you’re in the supply chain for the S4, the order book is closing down.'”

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]

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