New iPhones and Batterygate Help Apple Beat Samsung
Having sold 78.3 million iPhones in the holiday quarter, Apple climbed back to the top of the smartphone market for the first time since 2011. While Apple has the new iPhone 7 and 7 Plus to thank for its resurgence, the company’s fiercest competitor Samsung won’t have to look too long for the reasons behind its shortfall.
Still dealing with the fallout of the Galaxy Note 7 debacle, which saw the company first recall and then scrap its most recent flagship release for faulty batteries, Samsung shipped 77.5 million devices in the past quarter, just 0.8 million shy of Apple’s result.
While beating Samsung for the first time in five years should be good news for Apple, IDC’s numbers can also be read the other way around: these days it takes a full-blown disaster on Samsung’s part and a record-breaking quarter for Apple for the latter to challenge the former in terms of smartphone sales.
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- Global market share held by Samsung of global tablet shipments 2012-2016Global market share held by Samsung of global tablet shipments 2012-2016
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- Smartphone sales revenue worldwide 2013-2016Smartphone sales revenue worldwide 2013-2016
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