The United States is one of the biggest markets for the smartphone industry worldwide. In 2016 alone, smartphone shipments in North Americaamounted to more than 190 million units. Smartphone sales in the United States generated around 55 billion U.S. dollars in revenues in 2016.
Samsung and Apple are the two main vendors in the U.S. smartphone market. In March 2016, Apple and Samsung accounted for more than 50 percent of all smartphones sold in the United States. More than 70 percent of smartphone subscribers in the United States use either an Apple or Samsung smartphone in 2017. Almost all of the smartphone subscribers in the United States use the Android or iOS operating system on their smartphone. The market share of the Blackberry and Microsoft mobile operating systems stood at below three percent combined at the beginning of 2017.