Apple Overtook Samsung in Smartphone SalesAdded: Thursday, March 12th, 2015
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Apple has became the biggest smartphone maker in the world, as the company sold more phones in the Christmas quarter due to increasing demand in China. Apple sold 74.8 million iPhones, while Samsung sold only 73 million units.
Market analysts say that Apple’s iPhone sales increased by around 25 million units compared to the same period a year before, which was due to rising demand from China. As a result, profits of the company rocketed to a record $18bn in the final quarter.
It is not a secret that Apple has long outsold Samsung by value, but now it does so by volume as well. This can spells trouble for Samsung – especially coupled with its struggle with falling sales and shrinking earnings. The statistics say that Samsung sold about 10 million fewer phones than last year, due to falling demand for its flagship Galaxy S5 and intense competition at the market. The industry observers had to admit that Samsung’s performance deteriorated further during the Christmas period, when it lost about 10 percentage points in market share. Apparently, the South Korea giant still struggles to control its falling smartphone share, which reached its peak in the 3rd quarter of 2013.
In the meantime, such Chinese phone makers as Xiaomi, Huawei and Lenovo (which since a startup 5 years ago is currently valued at $45 billion) are competing with Samsung’s sales by offering high performance budget-priced smartphones and brands that younger customers increasingly identify with.
For instance, Xiaomi has more than doubled its market share over the last year and now accounts for 5% of sales, selling almost 19 million units in the final quarter of 2014 – up from 6 million in 2013. The company has already entered such developing markets as India, Indonesia and Mexico, and is ready to launch its accessories store in Europe. As for Lenovo, it holds the third place with 24 million phones sold, followed by Huawei with 21 million units.
As you can see, Samsung is currently fighting to avoid the downwards spiral – the one that almost killed once profitable mobile phone businesses like Nokia and Blackberry. The company has launched two updates to its flagship phone – S6 and S6 Edge with an unusual curved screen.
Overall, the smartphone market continues to grow. Sales of smartphones to end users amounted to 1.2 billion units last year, which is 28% more than in 2013. The most important part here is that Internet-enabled devices now take 2/3 of global mobile phone sales.
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Thursday, March 12th, 2015
|posted by (2015-03-13 02:34:26)|
|I don't understand why people are still buying Apple products. iSheeple lives forever!|
|posted by (2015-03-13 02:47:49)|
|Congrats to Apple.. For Surpassing one of Androids Products.. Will everyone give them a Round of Applause. Noone Cares about apple anymore. Most of their sales come from corporate companies.. IE.. Lowes (Where all there employees carry IOS units to scan product).. District Managers because its at a discount from APPLE to give their Apple employees a Discount. and so on.. Congrats again Apple for being the BIGGEST SALEOUT!! One more Applause you all!|
|posted by (2015-03-13 03:47:21)|
|Both Samsung and Apple make excellent flagship phones. As Samsung Galaxy S6 released, it really does Samsung proud. The Samsung Galaxy S6 is typically reliable and brimming with high-performance hardware. It's quite possible the Galaxy S6 will have faster performance, but know that Apple's custom chips always outperform what you'd expect from their cores and clock speeds. So, it’s unpredictable which one will finally be the King.|
iPhone 6 vs. Samsung Glaxy s6:
|Is iPhone competing with Samsung or with Android?|
|s6 edge curved screen sounds nice not heard of that before i read this, Samsung all the way i hate iphones with a passion.|
|posted by (2015-03-13 11:25:40)|
|doesnt matter much to me, i prefer samsung products, my TV is samsung and my phone and tablet are samsung, i would rather die than become a sheep using apple products...when the S6 and the edge are available i will upgrade as i always do...|
|i just cant bring myself to use an android phone. never had any issues with apple phones.|
|posted by (2015-03-13 20:51:34)|
|I don't believ so......... how could any1 can go for BS IOS instead of Anroid........LooL!!! Samsung is still better than IPhone, obviously I don't believe in spending in extra money for no positive reason.........|
|Apple is the best ,the first, the represent quality .They don't care about what Samsung is doing . Apple has its image set in stone, the image of hey, look! i got an apple ,and no.. it wasn't cheap . and as long as they are linked with expensive they will sell cause most people love to brag about how much something cost|
|@9 really the workers mking 50 cents an hour putting together a 190 dollar device total costs to apple to resell at 1000$ i fail to see how using china to make all this stuff is representing quality ? my gf has the iphone6 screen broke in her bag during mild fall.. my nexus falls off my lap out of a car a few times a month as does my droid turbo both fine. does this quality product include shit labor shit parts with an gimmick screen that never was..|
|If You Use an Iphone or own one you've been stooged.. .whats the difference between any android phone and iphones is...|
Android You can Get EVERTHING FREE ...u can even use torrents for full stuff FREE!!!!
Iphones Charge You For Anything and everything ...nothing Free ...if it is its add supported and crap!
anybody who is computer savvy owns a android device ...and people who no crap about pc's buy iphones
Even Funnier When People Have A Windows Pc ' and try to connect there iphone ..might work first time ...either have imac and iphone or windows pc and android ..Dont Mismatch ,all in or nothing
and Imacs Have Half The Software Available on Windows ... so One guess Witch Is Better?
|posted by (2015-03-14 07:43:08)|
|@ 11 lm also iphone user , l had no problems with my iphone 6, and if u want something like movies,|
videos clips, songs,etc, 4 free it is easy to get around itunes to put it to your iphone ,from
your laptop,or computer, l have no problem at all , anything l want.... just got 2 be smart about
|Yo Yo Xiaomi Very good going indeed. I have already purchased 3 of it. Note 4g, MI Note and Xiaomi2. Got addicted of it.|
|I think Apple iPhone deserves to be at number one position for its quality.|
|i still dont like iphones. ima stick to my samsung galaxy instead.|
|I don't like mobile phones. Period. If I'm out and about - I'm busy and can't take a call anyway. If you want to call me, call my home phone and leave a message on the answering machine.|
|i have an iphone i jailbroke it firmware 8.1.2 then do the cydia crap update the repo stuff then add appcake everything is free .|
|Apple loves sheeple.|
|@moonnigga...CrApple was not the first. IBM built the first smartphone and the first smartphone ever put on the market was an Ericsson. The first smartphone "idea" was researched by a German company.|
|You can't even upgrade the memory in your Iphone. Most|
of Apple's customers are not technical or computer literate
or savvy, And without adequate computer knowledge.
Lacking basic hardware terminology. Most can't even change a
Apple's iphone battery without having to send it in for a $100 fee.
Can't really blame Apple on their high price marketing strategy.
Long as their are stupid people, why not take all their hard
I'm selling a super duper Apple's long lasting battery for $2,000,
cash only please. You know you'll paid for anything with Apple
name on it, lol.
|posted by (2015-03-17 15:21:13)|
|LOL @ Apple haters. I guess sore losers are going to cry! Waaaaa, people like Apple more than my Samsung/Android kiddie phone! Enjoy second place. The world has spoken! HA!|
|I was in China when one of a number of fake Apple stores were discovered. Impressive city centre stores where even the employees were unaware that they were working for a bogus outfit. Since all the products being sold were cheap copies one wonders just how many legitimate Apple items are actually sold in China.|
|@20 say what now Most of Apple's customers are not technical or computer literate sorry to burst your bubble i work for sky and have for 17 year's and i own an iphone and i take your battery is one of those Gold stickered 2680 mAh fakes try and not insult other's and i can change cover's battery's if that is your point.|
|posted by (2015-03-22 00:33:09)|
|Samsung will always be a "Johnny come lately" no matter what it does and the new curved screen looks like it would be more of a hindrance than a help...large fingered people will be in contact with this screen at all times...and for brainiac to claim tec h savvy people cant connect an iphone to a pc...you cant obviously....but us computer savvy people can and can quite easily...I can even project my iphone screen onto my pc and use my pc keyboard to send text messages...I dunno what computer savvy means to you but its obviously different to me||
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