The iPhone 4S was met with much criticism when Apple debuted the handset back in October. Some publications have even listed the device as one of 2011’s biggest flops, but sales have suggested otherwise.

In fact, according to popular marketing research firm comScore, the 4S has been so popular that it’s managed to push Apple’s US smartphone marketshare up more than 1% percent in the short time it’s been available…

comScore revealed in a report this morning that Apple’s smartphone marketshare rose to 28.7% in November — an increase of 1.7% over its August numbers. Its overall US mobile marketshare also grew, hitting an all-time high of 11.2%.

While 11.2% may not seem like much in comparison to Google’s marketshare of 46.9%, keep in mind that several manufacturers produce Android handsets. Apple only has three active iPhone models on the market.

Also note that these numbers don’t include December, a month in which Android/iOS devices set a single day record of 6.8 million activations. It’ll be interesting to see what the numbers for the next period, ending in February, look like.

[Electronista]

  • Sorry guys this is off the topic question i want to know is my iPhone factory unlocked or not.My iPhone 4 works on every sim card and I have not installed ultrasnow , when my iPhone was not jailbroken it use to also work on every sim card . And now I am on 4.2.1 and when I will update to iOS 5.0.1 will i be locked or factory unlocked and do u need to preserve my baseband its on Baseband 3.10.01.
    Plz reply,

    • If it works on every sim card with out jailbreak unlock, then yes it is factory unlocked…

      • Thanx for reply , yaa my iPhone was really factory unlocked , now I am on iOS 5.0.1 it’s awesome.only iBooks doesn’t work.

      • There is a fix for it ..they covered it on here..although some people have had problems with it..

  • Jon Garrett

    “While 11.2% may not seem like much in comparison to Google’s marketshare of 46.9%, keep in mind that several manufacturers produce Android handsets. Apple only has three active iPhone models on the market.”

    translation: if iOS was running on non-apple hardware, apple’s numbers would be even smaller than they are now.

    • Anonymous

      it will be the other way around….if apple were to license iOS it will probably be higher than android…but that will not happen…they make 10 times more money per device than google does ($10 or so). Google gives the OS for free and others use it to make phones and spend the money on hardware and plants to make these phones.

      • Jon Garrett

        which phone would you buy. the current iPhone 4S with iOS 5

        OR

        the Galaxy S II (or Galaxy Nexus) with its larger screen, more memory, micro SD slot, and better display with iOS 5

        not everybody wants, likes or needs the same kind of phone. Most people want a larger display even among iDevice fans. so if people could get the hardware they want (larger screens, 720p displays, micro USB ports, micro HDMI ports & micro SD slots) AND still have iOS what makes you think they would still choose an iPhone?

      • Anonymous

        You are correct. Apple’s always kind of a software company.

  • You should be fine but to be safe jailbreak with pwnage tool and preserve your baseband to use ultra snow if needed.

  • While it went up in the usa apple’s market shares in europe dropped considerably. Still a decent job for a single phone model.

  • Anonymous

    and you forgot to mentioned that you can get an android with a happy meal too…lol

  • Anonymous

    make no mistake! this is excluding ipods and ipads!!! shall the war continue!