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Apple continues to rule the US smartphone market for the third quarter of 2021

iPhones continue to be popular in the US. (Source: Apple)
iPhones continue to be popular in the US. (Source: Apple)
Apple's iPhones all but dominated their market in the US in the third quarter of 2020 with a share of just under 40%. Now, they have maintained their #1 spot in the same quarter of 2021 (3Q2021), having grown their cut to just over 40%. Meanwhile, LG's absence this year has led to an increased presence for OnePlus and Motorola.

iPhones are particularly popular in the US, often followed by devices of Samsung's Galaxy line-up. Now, the market analysis group Counterpoint Research has found that things in this market are little different in 3Q2021. On the other hand, a certain event has resulted in some shake-ups in the space.

LG's exit from the smartphone market has left room for other brands to grow; most notably OnePlus, which has grown its share of the US market to just over 0% in 3Q2020 to 3% in 3Q2021. This gives it a place of #5 in the rankings of individual brands for the latest complete quarter.

Counterpoint now expects its reach to grow further in subsequent quarters, now that it has secured an agreement to sell devices such as the Nord N200 through Walmart's pay-as-you-go carrier Metro.

Motorola is now also said to have benefitted from LG's departure: its share has gone up by 1% year-on-year (YoY) to help it retain its third place behind Samsung (with a growth of 5% YoY).

Meanwhile, TCL (whose sales in the US are augmented by the uptake of budget units from its subsidiary Alcatel) saw its share dropped by 1% YoY, although it managed to hang on to its 4th place overall.

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Deirdre O'Donnell
Deirdre O'Donnell - Senior Tech Writer - 5094 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2018
I became a professional writer and editor shortly after graduation. My degrees are in biomedical sciences; however, they led to some experience in the biotech area, which convinced me of its potential to revolutionize our health, environment and lives in general. This developed into an all-consuming interest in more aspects of tech over time: I can never write enough on the latest electronics, gadgets and innovations. My other interests include imaging, astronomy, and streaming all the things. Oh, and coffee.
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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-11- 4 (Update: 2021-11- 4)