No sooner have we written about the news from Consumer Reports that they donâ€™t think the iPhone 5 is quite as brill as some other smartphones, thereâ€™s better news for Apple on the way, with iDownload Blog reporting on a new survey from Kantar Worldpanel, which finds that Appleâ€™s iOS is now the best-selling smartphone operating system in the US, having managed to obtain over 50% of sales for the first time ever. According to Kantar, the increase in market share is a result of people buying the discounted iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S. At the same time as iOSâ€™s share rose to 53.3%, Android sales fell to 41.9% of the US market, representing a 10.9% drop during the three months ending November 25 2012. As iDownload Blog notes, last week Bernstein Research analyst Toni Sacconaghi wrote that â€œ95 percent of current iPhone users in Europe and North America plan on repurchasing an iPhone now,â€ which is in contrast to the 75% of Android customers who say they will repurchase another Android device. Could this be a significant factor in iOSâ€™s increase and Androidâ€™s fall?
[FONT=&]Source: [/FONT]Kantar: the iPhone is Americaâ€™s top smartphone as Android falters