Apple's first foray into the LTE smartphone market has already landed the Cupertino tech giant more than a quarter of the world's market share.
The iPhone 5, the first Apple smartphone equipped to work with so-called "long term evolution" data networks, hauled in 26.7% of the global third quarter LTE smartphone market, according to information by research firm Strategy Analytics.
LTE networks typically provide faster speeds than other cellular networks, but many phones are still not equipped to work with the technology. Also, most carriers are still rolling out LTE, leaving many markets without it for now.
Apple is still from the top spot in the LTE market, but its early success has already dug into many of its competitors' shares.