Apple Sells More Phones than Samsung Despite Weak iPhone Demand
Apple was the world’s number one smartphone manufacturer in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to data provided by Canalys, as it managed to overtake Samsung for the first time in many months.
The Cupertino-based tech giant sold an estimated of 71.7 million iPhone during the quarter, securing a 19.8% market share worldwide, down from 20% in the same quarter a year before.
Samsung, on the other hand, dropped from 74.2 million units in the previous year to 70.3 million units in Q4 2018, which secured a market share of 19.4%.
At the same time, Huawei recorded a massive growth during the quarter, jumping from a 10.6% share in 2017 to 16.7% and 60.5 million units sold in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Samsung tops 2018 smartphone sales
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