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  • Apple Plucked More Smartphone Market Share from Samsung Last Quarter, Says IDC


    On Thursday, IDC reported a significant year-over-year jump in smartphone shipments with Apple proving a big winner, presumably at Samsung's expense.

    To be fair to Samsung, the tech giant is still the undisputed leader in the global smartphone market, but as the IDC notes, Samsung is also "the only company among the top five to see its shipment volume decline year over year."

    Citing mixed results and supply issues with the new Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, IDC reports that Samsung's global smartphone shipments fell by 2.3%. Apple, on the other hand, saw its year-over-year change in positive territory -- up a stellar 34.9%.

    "Apple's second quarter proved to be its biggest fiscal third quarter ever with 47.5 million units shipped," IDC says. "The iPhone once again continued to dominate in China where shipments remained buoyant after a strong first quarter. The larger screened iPhones along with the rapid expansion of 4G networks in China continued to drive momentum for Apple in Asia/Pacific. As smartphone saturation continues to climb in many new developed markets like China, Apple will look to drive upgrades with refreshed "S" models in the following quarter."

    To review more global smartphone shipment data from IDC, click here.

    Source: IDC
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple Plucked More Smartphone Market Share from Samsung Last Quarter, Says IDC started by Michael Essany View original post