Apple creeps closer to Samsung in global smartphone market share
posted by Alan F. / Jul 30, 2015, 1:08 AM
While Samsung shipped 89 million phones for the quarter, a 7% decline from the 95 million it shipped during last year's second quarter, Apple saw its deliveries rise 35% on the back of its larger screened Apple iPhone 6 and Apple iPhone 6 Plus. To compete with large-screened Android phones, Apple increased the screen size of the iPhone 6 to 4.7-inches from the 4-inch screen sported by the Apple iPhone 5s. It also added the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus phablet. Overall, Apple shipped 47.5 million iPhones during the period.
Huawei jumped over Microsoft to take third place in the rankings. A strong 49% increase in smartphone shipments to 30.6 million units propelled the Chinese manufacturer past the software giant. Huawei could be rewarded by Google as speculation has the company producing one of two new Nexus handsets to be released later this year. Microsoft had a stunning 45% decline in shipments to 27.8 million phones as buyers remain frozen by the lack of new high-end models, and the impending launch of Windows 10 Mobile. The latest report has the new OS build arriving in November.
With a 31% increase year-over-year to 19.8 million units, Xiaomi rounds out the top five. The upstart manufacturer now controls 4.6% of the global smartphone market. If your favorite manufacturer wasn't listed in the top five, it was thrown into the "Others" category. The latter group saw shipments rise 4% and owns 50.6% of the smartphone market. "Others" includes companies like HTC, LG, Motorola and others.
Overall, 434.6 million smartphones were in transit during the second quarter, a gain of 1.5% from last year's figure.
source: StrategyAnalytics via AndroidCentral
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No "Apple is losing" posts yet, eh?
posted on Jul 30, 2015, 1:11 AM 3
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Oh, the irony... You're the first and you're asking yourself. You want them to hit you and you're waiting for it.
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posted on Jul 30, 2015, 2:06 AM 0
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Phonearena do you joke me when say: "Apple now trails its rival by only 9.6 percentage points" 9.6% is nearly double the market share for Apple. Yes, I mean DOUBLE. So please don't say thing to make it looks better for Apple, as always. Thank you
posted on Jul 30, 2015, 3:00 AM 8
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So when apple is loosing marketshare on tablets with samsung getting closer, they are still on top. But when samsung looses marketshare on phones, they loose marketshare to apple. Omfg this site is so far up the ass of TC that it's unbelievable. ....
posted on Jul 30, 2015, 9:14 AM 2
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Wonder what the numbers would be if you count Samsungs flagships to the iPhone's. Samsung has a lot of low end phones I wouldn't even consider. The S and Note series are the main ones I would be curious about comparing.
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