Apple’s new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus have been incredibly popular for the company and now according to a recent report, Apple sold more smartphones in quarter four of 2014 than Samsung.
The last time Apple was number one on global smartphone shipments was back in 2011, the news comes in a report from Gartner.
“Samsung’s performance in the smartphone market deteriorated further in the fourth quarter of 2014, when it lost nearly 10 percentage points in market share,” said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner. “Samsung continues to struggle to control its falling smartphone share, which was at its highest in the third quarter of 2013. This downward trend shows that Samsung’s share of profitable premium smartphone users has come under significant pressure.”
According to the data release by Gartner, Apple shipped a total of 74.8 million smartphones in quarter four of 2014 giving the company a 20.4 percent share of the global smartphone market. In comparison Samsung shipped 73 million smartphones in the quarter with a 19.9 percent share.
If we compare this to the same quarter in 2013, Samsung has a 29.5 percent share with 83 million handsets shipped and Apple had a 17.8 percent share with 50 million handsets shipped.
Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S5 had been lowered than Samsung had expected, the company just launched their new Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge smartphones and it will be interesting to see if these devices help the company increase their sales and also their share of the global smartphone market.
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