Apple has been going from strength to strength in the U.S market for sometime now, thanks to them gaining more and more subscribers each month.

According to a report compiled by comScore, during the quarter between November 2012 and February 2013, Apple gained almost 8.9 million iPhone subscribers as opposed to Android which added only 2.9 million subscribers.

In short: Apple continues to enjoy a significant lead as a smartphone manufacturer by virtue of enjoying almost double the smartphone manufacturer share of its closest competitor. As for Apple’s share among OEMs, its value rose by 3.9 percentage points while Samsung gained 1 percentage point.

Interestingly, what the report also revealed was that the biggest loser in terms of subscribers was BlackBerry almost 1.7 million subscribers of them between the months of November and February – which both Apple and Samsung probably benefited from.

Of course, these numbers were put together before the launch of BB10, so it’s only a matter of time until which the data will reflect how many of these subscribers actually stopped using BlackBerry.

Of course, with a few device launches imminent in the coming months, the figures, which are in favor of Apple, could swing the other way. Some of these launches include Samsung’s Galaxy S4 which is due in a few weeks and Android’s HTC One coming to the US market by mid-April – both of which can give Android a boost as it competes with iOS and the iPhone.

However, the reason for Apple’s strong performance is clearly because of the iPhone 5’s acceptance amongst US subscribers.

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In a recent study by Piper Jaffray, 33 percent of 5200 teenagers said that Facebook is still the most important social network to them, with Twitter and Instagram coming in second and third place.

Yet there’s a downside: a lot of teenagers are actually losing interest in Facebook and don’t see it as the most important social network even they still say it is so.

Over the last year, the number of teenagers who consider Facebook to be the most important social media network has dropped from being well over 30 percent to just over 20 percent. But it’s not just Facebook but impacts every other social media network available to teens.

Analysts believe that YouTube will take over Facebook’s #1 position soon, while currently having 22 percent of the vote. The reason for this is that despite also experiencing a decline in popularity amongst teenagers – it’s at a slower pace compared to other social media networks.

What the study also revealed was the social media tools that teenagers feel were excluded from the list – some of them being Vine, Wanelo, SnapChat, Kik, 4Chan and others. The mention of these tools come as no surprise as Vine is already the #1 app at the iTunes Store while teens are responsible for sending almost 20 million snaps a day using SnapChat.

So, with the rise in interest in social media apps, it can be said that the release of Facebook Home might be timely so as to bring up those numbers back up.