Considering how popular the iPhone is, it has taken Apple a very long time to get here - but, it has now happened. For both smartphone and non-smartphone, Apple has overtaken LG to become to the second-largest US mobile phone maker.
The latest data comes from comScore, and shows that Samsung still have a huge dominance in the country with 26.3% of the market, Apple enjoying 17.8% and LG sliding to 17.6%. Motorola is still hanging in there with 11% and HTC is scraping by with 6%. Year-on-year, Samsung are up 0.7%, Apple are up 1.5% and the rest are all down with LG, Motorola and HTC down 0.8%, 0.2% and 0.4$, respectively.
It was only in April that Apple took over Motorola's position at number three on the list - and have taken another 6 months to claw up to number two. The fight is on - and you can now see why Apple is so persistent in suing their biggest competitor, Samsung.
comScore's data comes from tracking the installed base versus sales figures, so it includes more real-world usage instead of immediate market trends.