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iOS market share lost ground to Android in September despite iPhone 5s, 5c launches

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 8:43PM EST
iOS Market Share September 2013

Apple’s brand new iPhone 5s and iPhone 5c combined to sell more than 9 million units through their first weekend of availability alone. The company’s freshly updated iOS 7 software was also downloaded to more than 200 million devices during its first few days of availability. But despite the huge month Apple’s mobile ecosystem enjoyed, it may have actually lost market share to Android in September.

Web-watcher Net Applications on Tuesday released its September market share data and as always, it included fresh details on global mobile platform trends. The firm determines market share by measuring traffic across its massive global network, and it found that traffic from iOS devices declined slightly from 54.91% in August to 53.65% in September.

Meanwhile, top iOS rival Android saw its share of the global mobile market grow from 28.12% in August to 29.43% last month. BlackBerry inched down from 3.28% to 3.26% during the same timeframe, and Symbian somehow saw the largest gains as its share climbed to 4.48% in September from 3.26% in August.

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Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.

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