As reported by Counterpoint Research, Samsung has beaten Apple in terms of smartphone market share across the United States. This is the first time that the South Korean phone maker has surpassed Apple in nearly a year.
As detailed by market research firm Gartner in its latest report, global sales of smartphone devices in the fourth quarter of 2015 posted its slowest growth rate since the year 2008, almost a decade ago. Even Apple’s seemingly untouchable iPhones are not immune to slow sales -- Gartner reported that iPhone devices posted its first ever decline.
According to the latest report from research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, it appears that Android is slowly eating away at Apple’s market share especially in smartphone markets in the United States and in Europe. Over a three month period spanning August, September, and October this year, the iPhone’s market share in the US dropped by 8.3 percentage points to 33.6 percent compared with the same period during the previous year.
Apple saw its share in the United States smartphone market drop during the three months that ended last August 31st of this year, according to research firm Kantar WorldPanel ComTech. Last year over the same period, Apple managed a 30.5 percent share in the US Market, but this year, Apple’s share decreased to 28.4 percent.
During the second quarter of this year, the market share of Apple’s iPhone smartphone increased all across the European continent, as well as in other markets such as China, Japan, and Australia. In the United States, however, it is a different story. According to a report by research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech, the iPhone’s market share in the US showed a slight drop.
Yup, Apple has sold 47.5 million units of its iPhone smartphones in the last quarter, but Samsung still managed to grab a bigger share of the global smartphone market, according to a new report released by market research firm IDC.
Nobody knows (yet) just how many units of Apple Watch have been sold to date by Apple. It does not help that Apple has not made any sales figures public yet for its one and only wearable device so far. But that has not stopped industry watchers from continuing to publish their best estimates.
According to a report recently released by research firm TrendForce, Samsung was the leading mobile manufacturer during the second quarter, managing to beat its fierce rival Apple. However, on the whole, the entire smartphone market appears to be growing slower than expected.
Research firm Gartner recently published a report stating that Apple is gaining on Samsung in the smartphone sales race during the first quarter of the year. According to Gartner, Apple managed to sell 60.2 million iPhone units around the world in the months spanning January to March of 2015, and in the process, scored a 17.9 percent share of the global smartphone market.
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