Apple’s iPhone Overtakes RIM’s BlackBerry In US Smartphone Usage

While Apple’s iPhone has outsold Research in Motion’s BlackBerry line for quite some time now, a recent survey discovered that Apple’s handset has now surpassed RIM in terms of active U.S. users.

The new numbers from comScore rank both smartphone platforms, according to which Apple’s iOS is second only to Google’s Android, and hardware usage, where Apple took fourth. Both of Apple’s rankings for the first time narrowly defeated RIM, which took third in platform, and fifth in hardware.

Apple’s U.S. platform share recorded between February and April was up 1.3 percent from the 24.7 percent in January to 26 percent in May. While Apple’s presence rose, RIM lost 4.7 percent in platform share during the same period, letting Apple to edge its 25.7 percent share in April 2011.