iPhone gobbles up 8 of 10 top-selling smartphone spots for Q2

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iPhone X sales are still booming.
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The iPhone absolutely dominated its Android competition in the United States during the second quarter or 2018.

According to the latest data from the folks at Kantar, iPhones took 8 of the top 10 spots in smartphone sales, helping iOS gain market share at Samsung and LG’s expense.

Most of Apple’s success can be accredited to the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus. Nearly one of every five smartphones sold in the U.S. was one of those devices. iPhone X also performed well and was the fourth most popular smartphone sold.

iOS gains on Android

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iOS is gaining on Android.
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“Apple’s iOS performed best in the USA, where a stellar three months helped shift market share up 5.9 percentage points to 38.7%,” reports Kantar. “Samsung and LG have both felt the heat from Apple’s performance, seeing share fall over the year.”

Android saw its market share fall from 65.5 percent to 61.1 percent in the US. In China, Android now has 80.4 percent of the market share, but iPhone X is the top selling smartphone. The iPhone X accounted for 5.3% of all smartphones sold in China, making it the top selling smartphone in the country for every month since November.

iOS market share in China dipped a bit from 21.5% down to 19.5%. Analysts expect iPhone sales to remain strong throughout the rest of 2018. Strong demand for the iPhone X, combined with the release of Apple’s 2018 iPhone lineup in September could push iOS to its biggest market share yet.