IDC confirms Apple as world's top smartphone vendor in Q2 2011

Apple logoApple jumped past Nokia to become the world's largest smartphone vendor as the industry grew by 65.4 percent on sales of 106.5 million units in Q2 2011.

International Data Corporation reported the figures, which were similar but not identical to figures released by Canalys on Tuesday.

Both firms noted Apple firmly in the lead, selling more than 20.3 million iPhones, well ahead of second place Samsung at 17.3 million, which also beat out former smartphone leader Nokia and its sales of 16.7 million units.

"The smartphone market crowned a new leader in 2Q11, and its name is Apple," wrote Ramon Llamas, the senior research analyst of IDC's Mobile Phone Technology and Trends team. "Ever since the first iPhone launched in 2007, Apple has made market-setting strides in hardware, software, and channel development to grab mindshare and market share. Demand has been so strong that even models that have been out for one or two years are still being sought out. With an expected refresh later this year, volumes are set to reach higher levels."

IDC added that, "Apple's success can be directly attributed to its distribution (more than 200 carriers in more than 200 countries), increased manufacturing capacity, and solid demand within emerging and developed markets from both consumers and business users.

"Apple's emergence as the number one smartphone vendor worldwide comes at a time when former worldwide leader Nokia is in the midst of a major transition. However, Apple has yet to top Nokia's single-quarter volume record of 28.1 million units. But given Apple's momentum in the smartphone market, it may not be a question of whether Apple will beat that milestone, but when."

Among the other smartphone vendors in the top five, IDC observed that Samsung experienced the most growth due to global popularity of its Android-powered Galaxy S, while noting that "Samsung's Bada-powered smartphones likewise grew, while demand for its Windows Phone smartphones has cooled off."

The firm said that Nokia "ceded the number one position for the first time in the history of IDC's Mobile Phone Tracker," while noting that fourth place RIM "posted the lowest year-over-year growth of all the vendors in the top five," as the "bulk of its shipments" continued "to be comprised of older, less expensive models."

HTC followed close behind RIM, finding a "warm reception among carriers and end-users" according to IDC.

Source: AppleInsider

Tags: Apple, mobile phones, Nokia, Samsung

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
A recent test done charging speeds offered by the Huawei Mate 20 Pro was extremely slow
 
Google has announced that it will start to predict flight delays, using a combination of historic flight information
 
The Huawei P30 and P30 Pro are expected to follow the suit of the regular Mate 20
 
And it’s all possible thanks to a Bing search result
 
Microsoft 365 is a monthly subscription service that includes Windows 10
 
All thanks to Microsoft Flow integration, it seems
 
AI was the hottest trend in 2018, but now 2019 and 5G will be the buzzword
 
A lawsuit was filed on Friday in the US District Court of Northern California by a couple of plaintiffs who accuse Apple of falsely advertising
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (11)