Apple recently released their latest quarterly financial report, the company recorded record revenue although their iPhone sales only grew by 0.4 percent in the quarter.
Whilst Apple’s iPhone sales only grew by 0.4 percent in their last quarter, they actually managed to increase sales of their smartphones by 20 percent in 2015, whilst other companies saw their sales decline.
Microsoft also announced their financial results recently sales of their smartphones were actually down a massive 57 percent in 2015 to just 4.5 million handsets.
Whilst Samsung had a small increase of just 1 percent in 2015, the company actually sold the most devices out of all the smartphone makers with a total of 317 million handsets sold.
According to a recent report by Juniper Research, they are seeing a slowdown of smartphone sales around the world, quarter four 2015 was apparently the slowest growth in handsets sales since 2008.
Global smartphone market slowdown has begun to impact all players, with the slowest Q4 market growth since 2008. This has begun to impact even the usually impervious Apple, which reported a 0.4% YoY growth in iPhone shipments for the quarter. However, successes early in the year gave the California-based company a more comfortable 20% year-on-year growth.
HTC also saw a decline of sales of handsets last year, the company sold just 3 million handsets in the latest quarter of 2015 and saw their overall sales for 2015 drop by 36 percent over the previous year.
LG saw an increase of less than 1 percent in 2015 and Sony saw a decrease in handset sales of 36 percent last year.
It will be interesting to see what happens to smartphone sales this year, with many smartphone makers like Samsung, Apple, Sony, HTC an BlackBerry all releasing new devices this year which is expected to help them boost sales.
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