Apple Surges Past Nokia in Route to Becoming Globe's Top Smartphone Maker
If you're starting to tire of Apple's ever-increasing list of accomplishments, you're not alone. But the facts remain that Apple's unprecedented growth continues and the headlines keep coming. The latest of which presents Apple as the new king of the global smartphone landscape.
As of reports published this morning, Apple has formally surpassed Nokia (all while keeping Samsung on the back-burner) to reach the lofty perch cited as the world's "no. 1" smartphone maker with regard to volume sold. Analysts widely concur that the feat is remarkable given that Apple's smartphone empire is all but four years old.
Ahead of today's reports, many had expected Samsung to beat out both Apple and Nokia to claim the paramount posturing among competing smartphone makers. But, alas, the Cupertino, California-based tech giant took home the golden sticker for yet another category in which the iPhone now dominates.
Needless to say, Wall Street and mobile industry analysts have reached all but complete consensus that Apple's market share will continue grow - possibly rapidly - into the close of 2011 as the world at large eagerly anticipates the release of the iPhone 5 in mid-September.
Source: Strategy Analytics