Dec. 2, 2011 at 3:20 PM ET
Over 30,000 U.S.-based cellphone users were surveyed recently and an interesting statistic was discovered: About one in ten was an iPhone user. How do you like them Apples?
Not only that, but in the three month period ending October 2011, research firm ComScore reports that Apple was the only brand in the top 5 to have an increase in its user base. Apple users amount to 10.8 percent of total U.S. mobile subscribers. This number is up by 1.3 percent since last quarter.
Considering that Apple only has one device on the market — the iPhone — the indication is that one in ten folks is walking around with some generation of that particular gadget in his or her pocket.
Apple's piece of the pie is still smaller than its competition however: There were about 234 million cellphone users in America (assuming that we're only counting those over the age of 13). Of those folks, 25.5 percent used mobile devices made by Samsung, 20.6 percent were LG users, 13.6 percent rocked Motorola devices and 6.6 percent were using RIM gadgets.
All of those numbers are lower than the prior quarters — except for Samsung's, which remained unchanged.
It's worth noting that when it comes to mobile operating systems rather than device manufacturers, Android — Google's counterpart to Apple's iOS — has seen an overall increase in users as well.
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