Despite Android's galloping initial lead past Apple's iPhone in emerging mobile markets where Android devices typically pack a price tag more attractive to consumers, Apple's iPhone is quickly gaining ground on Samsung, it's leading rival in the hardware arena.
According to published reports ahead of the weekend, the latest industry data suggests Apple is finally beating Samsung in emerging markets despite the fact that most consumers really can't afford the higher priced iPhone.
Comprehensive 12-month data from Upstream is painting a very positive picture for Apple on the global stage.
Samsung saw a slight decline in its share of developing-market consumers who favor its phones from 32 percent to 29 percent, according to Upstream. Apple's share jumped dramatically from 21 percent to where Samsung was last year.
Source: Yahoo Finance