iPhone Market Share Climbs 2% Since June According to ChangeWave Study

The iPhone’s market share is growing, though it still has a bit to go to catch up with the BlackBerry. Per ChangeWave’s most recent consumer survey, the iPhone continues to gain market share in the smart phone category, bringing Apple within striking distance of BlackBerry maker Research In Motion for the first time.

Overall, 39% of consumers said they currently own a smart phone, up 2% from June. Apple’s market share also jumped 5% (from 25% to 30%) among those respondents in the same time period, leaving the iPhone 10% behind market leader RIM, which dropped one point to 40%. Palm remains at 7%.

Among consumers planning to purchase a smart phone in the next 90 days, Apple’s share dropped from 44% in June to 36% in September, but it remains 9% ahead of RIM in this metric.

Finally, Apple continues to lead in customer satisfaction, with 74% of owners saying they are very satisfied with their iPhone.

ChangeWave’s latest survey of was performed from September 14-21 with 4,255 consumer respondents.

[Via InvestorPlace]

View the comments on the forum…