Apple iPhone in recent years has been a success in sales. According to the latest results from research firm Gartner, Apple overtook Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2014 as the largest seller of smartphones.
Samsung has lost the number 1 ranking, a seat held since 2011. Notably, the decline has been in the last quarter but remained Samsung maximum global seller smart phones around 2014.
In the last quarter of 2014 more than 367 million smartphones were shipped, of which Apple sold 74.832 million, surpassing the 73 million phones sold by Samsung.
“The performance of Samsung in the smartphone market deteriorated further in the fourth quarter of 2014, when he lost almost 10 percentage points in market share,” said Anshul Gupta, research analyst at Gartner.“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.”
The ranking of the last quarter of 2014 they closed Lenovo handsets sold 24,300,000 (figures include smartphones also sold by Motorola, a company bought by the firm China), Huawei Xiaomi 21 million and 18 million.
Throughout 2014 1.200 million smartphones were sold, 28.4% more than in 2013. Smart phones represent two thirds of total global sales of phones.