Apple is the top selling smartphone maker

NPD’s smartphone report:

Apple leaped past Samsung and LG to become the best-selling U.S. handset brand in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2011. In a quarter that featured the launch of the iPhone 4S and the addition of Sprint, Apple’s three available models combined to capture 43 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in Q4.

In fact, the top three selling handsets in Q4 were:

  • Apple iPhone 4S
  • Apple iPhone 4
  • Apple iPhone 3GS

IDC, another research firm also released a report today:

Apple climbed back into the market leadership position with the launch of its iPhone 4S worldwide, and in the process it reached a new shipment volume record for itself and for the entire industry for a single quarter.

Is there any doubt Android is winning.