The US is on track to overtake Canada as the world’s top smartphone market by the end of the year, according to new research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
In a report published on Wednesday, the research firm pegged the number of smartphone shipments in the US at 2.3 million units by the year’s end.
Canada was second on the list, with about 1.7 million units, followed by France with 1.1 million and the UK with 1 million.
The report comes amid growing concerns about China’s smartphone market, with the country reported to have the third-largest market in the world behind the US and China.
In April, the US Federal Trade Commission warned Apple that it had been violating anti-trust laws by using its iPhone to target Chinese consumers with ads targeting Apple products.
Apple, which said in March that it would pay $15.9m to settle the case, said it was pleased to see the report as evidence that consumers were willing to pay for Apple products and services.