The latest statistics released by market research firm comScore show Apple widening its lead over competitors in the U.S. smartphone market in the three month period ending May. The Android platform continued to shrink, as Apple gained another 2% market share during the period.
According to comScore, iPhone accounted for 43.5 percent of U.S. smartphone subscriber share between March and May, a sequential jump of 1.8 percent. Coincidentally, Apple saw identical gains for the three-month period ending in April.
Samsung held steady at 28.7% of the market, a 0.1% increase. LG, Motorola and HTC rounded out the top five, however they saw their share of the market decline 0.1, 0.2 and 0.3 percent, respectively.
Android held on to its perch at the top of the smartphone platform list in May, but lost 0.7% of its share to slip to 52.1%. iOS remained in second, ahead of Microsoft, BlackBerry, and Symbian.
Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus model continue to propel Apple forward, as the holiday quarter saw iPhone sales hit a record breaking 74.5 million units. The March quarter continued the iPhone’s boost with 61 million units sold.