U.S.: Share of iPhone Users, by year
YearShare of smartphone users,
in %
202248.7
202146.9
202045.3
201945.2
201845.1
201744.2
201643.5
201543.3
201442.3
  • Region: United States
  • Time period: 2014 to 2021
  • Published: Mar 2022

Data Analysis and Insights

Updated: Mar 28, 2024 | Published by: Statistico

Steady Growth in Market Share

U.S. iPhone users as a share of smartphone users increased consistently from 42.3% in 2014 to 48.7% in 2022, indicating a sustained upward trend in iPhone adoption over the eight-year period.

Highest Yearly Increase

The most significant yearly increase in the share of smartphone users occurred between 2020 and 2021, with a jump of 1.6 percentage points, from 45.3% to 46.9%.

Growth Acceleration in Recent Years

A comparison of growth rates shows an acceleration in recent years, with the increase from 45.3% in 2020 to 48.7% in 2022 being notably more rapid than earlier years.

Minimal Growth in Early Years

The growth in share of smartphone users from 2014 to 2015 was minimal, only 1 percentage point, indicating a slower adoption rate at the start of the observed period.

Continual Year-Over-Year Growth

Every year from 2014 to 2022 saw an increase in the share of U.S. iPhone users, demonstrating a consistent year-over-year growth without any declines.

Notable Milestone in 2022

The year 2022 marked a significant milestone with nearly half of all smartphone users in the U.S. using iPhones, underscoring the brand's strong position in the market.

Frequently Asked Questions

What has been the trend in U.S. iPhone users as a share of smartphone users from 2014 to 2022?

The share of U.S. iPhone users increased consistently from 42.3% in 2014 to 48.7% in 2022.

When was the most significant yearly increase in iPhone user share noticed?

The most significant yearly increase occurred between 2020 and 2021, with a jump of 1.6 percentage points.

What has been the growth rate change over the years?

The growth rate has accelerated in recent years, particularly going from 45.3% in 2020 to 48.7% in 2022.

What milestone did the iPhone user share reach in 2022?

In 2022, nearly half of all smartphone users in the U.S. were using iPhones.

Terms and Definitions

These are individuals who own and use an Apple iPhone. An iPhone user may use the phone for a variety of tasks, such as making calls, sending text messages, browsing the Internet, using applications ("apps"), and taking photos and videos.

This is a statistic that shows the proportion of smartphone users who use a particular type or brand of smartphone. For example, the share of smartphone users who use an iPhone is calculated by dividing the total number of iPhone users by the total number of smartphone users.

A mobile device that combines cellular and mobile computing functions into one unit. They are distinguished from feature phones by their stronger hardware capabilities and extensive mobile operating systems, which facilitate wider software, internet, and multimedia functionality, including games, music, videos, and web browsing.

Headquartered in Cupertino, California, Apple Inc. is a multinational technology company that designs, manufactures, and markets consumer electronics, computer software, and online services. The iPhone is one of Apple's flagship products.

A type of application software designed to run on a mobile device, such as a smartphone or tablet computer. Mobile applications frequently serve to provide users with similar services to those accessed on PCs.

The software that supports a computer's or smartphone’s basic functions, such as scheduling tasks, executing applications, and controlling peripherals. iPhones operate on Apple’s proprietary operating system known as iOS.

The operating system used for mobile devices manufactured by Apple Inc. All iPhones come pre-loaded with iOS, and the system is designed to work seamlessly with other Apple devices and services.

A type of mobile phone that has more features than a standard cellphone but is not equivalent to a smartphone. Feature phones can make and receive calls, send text messages, and provide some of the advanced features like web browsing and taking photos, but they do not support the wide range of functions and applications that smartphones do.
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