According to a recent report by the Financial Times, Apple is now the world’s leading smartphone manufacturer, the news comes as Nokia announces losses for its last quarter.
Apple has seen incredible growth in the iPhone ever since the first iPhone launched back in 2007, and to come from nowhere to overtake Nokia in under four years is pretty impressive.
Shipments of Nokia smartphones declined by 34 per cent to 16.7m units, compared with the 20.3m iPhones shipped by Apple in its second quarter.
Apple was already the biggest smartphone maker by revenue and profits, but the April-June period marked the first time it had surpassed Nokia in volume.
Apple is still facing competition from Google’s Android OS, although Android smartphones are made by a range of manufacturers, so we can see Apple staying as the top smartphone maker for some time to come. Take a look and our article on Android vs iPhone to see which smartphone and mobile platform is best for you.
Source Mac Rumors
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