AfterDawn: Tech news

Apple now top smartphone vendor in the world

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 29 Jul 2011 15:03 User comments (5)

Apple now top smartphone vendor in the world Market research firm IDC has noted this week that global mobile phone growth was not as strong as expected.
Sales of smartphones, however, were up 76 percent as the world moves away from feature phone to always-connected devices.

Feature phone sales declined 4 percent, the first decline since 2009, leading to overall growth of just 11.3 percent in the quarter.

Says IDC analyst Ramon Llamas:

While this is not a new trend—smartphones have been the primary engine of growth for the last several quarters—it does mark something of a transition point, as demonstrated by the growing number and variety of smartphones featured in the vendors’ portfolios.


Apple was the top smartphone vendor in the world and fourth overall, despite only having one phone and no feature phones.

Nokia remained the top phone seller in the world, and fell dramatically to third in smartphone sales behind Samsung.

Previous Next  

5 user comments

129.7.2011 23:01

In spite of this, Android is still doing better than iOS...it is just that the Android sales are split between multiple vendors.



230.7.2011 8:28

Quote:
Apple was the top smartphone vendor in the world and fourth overall
So... Apple is #1 in the world. But #4 over all. Have we started keeping up with intergalactic mobile vendors?

~*Livin' Electronicallly*~

330.7.2011 15:00

Originally posted by buxtahuda:
Quote:
Apple was the top smartphone vendor in the world and fourth overall

So... Apple is #1 in the world. But #4 over all. Have we started keeping up with intergalactic mobile vendors?

First in "smartphones", fourth in "phones", but lol, man, good joke. :)


"You know, it seems that quotes on the internet are becoming less and less reliable." -Abraham Lincoln.

431.7.2011 7:36

Originally posted by buxtahuda:
Quote:
Apple was the top smartphone vendor in the world and fourth overall
So... Apple is #1 in the world. But #4 over all. Have we started keeping up with intergalactic mobile vendors?
Gleep-glob mobile is #1 overall, with over 50,000,000,000,000,000,000 units sold in the last 2,000 earth years.


531.7.2011 18:17

Originally posted by dali:
Originally posted by buxtahuda:
Quote:
Apple was the top smartphone vendor in the world and fourth overall

So... Apple is #1 in the world. But #4 over all. Have we started keeping up with intergalactic mobile vendors?

First in "smartphones", fourth in "phones", but lol, man, good joke. :)

Exactly right, 1st in smartphones, 4th in mobile phones.

Comments have been disabled for this article.

News archive