Munyaradzi Nigel Muchenje

6 months ago


Apple drops to fourth in worldwide smartphone market share, Samsung top's world's smartphone manufacturer report says

According to newly released estimates from the research firm, IDC put Apple in fourth place among other top smartphone vendors. The tech giant reported a year-over decline in iPhone revenue this Thursday.

According to the data from IDC from its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Apple shipped an estimated 41.6 million iPhones in the third calendar quarter of 2020.

This dropped Apple from third place to fourth place with 10.6% year-over-year and gave the company an 11.8% share of the market. This may be due to the delay in the launch of the new iPhone 12 series.

On the other hand, Samsung gained a share of the market making it the world's top smartphone manufacturer with 80.4 million units shipped and a share of 22.7% on the market. Samsung ranked on top which is a regain.

"Huawei lost the top spot and settled into the second position in 3Q20 with 51.9 million smartphones shipped and 14.7% share. The vendor suffered a large drop-down 22% year over year – with continued declines in international markets and a drop of more than 15% in China. The company continues to face challenges due to the ever-increasing impact of the U.S. sanctions, which are taking a toll on its performance even in China as the brand is trying to pace out its shipments over a longer period."

Apple was replaced by Xiaomi in third place with 46.5 million shipments, which is up by 42% on the year. Vivo is in fifth place, shipping 31.5 million handsets to make an 8.9% share of the market.