Apple shipped around 47.5 smartphones in 2010, and this number is expected to double in 2011, according to a recent report, with shipments expected to rise to around 86.4 million devices shipped in 2011.
Apple’s iPhone has been on of the most popular devices, and each year Apple releases a new model, and it becomes even more popular than the last, and we are expecting Apple to unveil the new iPhone 5 some time this month.
Apple’s smartphone shipments are projected to top 86.4 million units in 2011, up 82% from 47.5 million units in 2010. In contrast, Nokia’s smartphone shipments in 2011 will decline to 74.4 million units from over 100 million in 2010, said Luke Lin, analyst for Digitimes Research.
Apple is expected to overtake Nokia this year, and whilst Nokia’s devices are becoming less and less popular, they have still managed to ship more devices than any other single manufacturer.