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Apple is to host a media event on 9 September to launch its next iPhone iterationReuters/Adrees Latif

Apple is ranked the market leading smartphone manufacturer in the US, beating major rivals including Samsung, LG, Motorola and HTC. Apple's total market share of 44.2% is a 1.1% increase from April to July 2015.

Samsung occupies the second place with a 27.3% market share, a drop of -1.3% from April, followed by LG with 8.7%, Motorola with 4.9% and HTC with 3.5% market share. ComScore, a digital business analytics provider, which released the data on key trends in the US smartphone market says that a total of 191.4 million people in the country owned phones during the three months starting April to July.

Google's Android is the leading operating system platform, with a 51.4% share in the smartphone market. But that does not mean that Apple lost in this segment. The Cupertino-based tech major was in the second position, with a 44.2% market share, followed by Microsoft and BlackBerry, and Symbian bringing up the rear with a 0.1% market share.

Not surprisingly, Facebook is the top app, reaching 73.3% of the app audience. The next place in the list was grabbed by Facebook Messenger that has 59.5% users of the service. YouTube, Google Search, Google Play, Google Maps, Pandora Radio, Gmail, Instagram and Yahoo Stocks were among the top ten apps.

Besides the OS and phone OEM departments, the iPhone maker did well in the wearable section as well. It ranked second among the top five wearable vendors across the world, with shipment of 3.6 million Apple Watch units in the second quarter of 2015. Jitesh Ubrani, senior research analyst for IDC Mobile Device Trackers, says two out of three wearables shipped in the quarter were Apple watches.