Apple topped the position in worldwide smartphone sales. The iPhone and iPad maker has surpassed Samsung to become world’s topmost smartphone manufacturer in Q4 2014.
Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 plus helped the company increase its sales to 74.8 million units in Q4, 2014. Samsung came in second with 73.03 million units. Apple’s recorded 20.4% market share while Samsung was just behind with 19.9%. Moving on the report stated that worldwide sales of smartphones recorded an increase of 29.9 percent from the fourth quarter of 2013 to reach 367.5 million units. Also, In 2014, smartphone sales totaled 1.2 billion units, up 28.4 percent from 2013.
“Samsung’s performance in the smartphone market deteriorated further in the fourth quarter of 2014, when it lost nearly 10 percentage points in market share. Samsung continues to struggle to control its falling smartphone share, which was at its highest in the third quarter of 2013. This downward trend shows that Samsung’s share of profitable premium smartphone users has come under significant pressure.”
said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner.
Lenovo (along with Motorola sales) had a 6.6 per cent share, followed by Huawei (5.5 per cent) and Xiaomi (5.1 per cent) in October-December 2014 quarter.