Jan 17, 2024

Apple overtakes Samsung as world's biggest phonemaker

Apple now has the lion's share of the global smartphone market, knocking Samsung off the top spot for the first time in 12 years. Samsung took 19.4% of the market share with Chinese phonemakers Xiaomi, OPPO and Transsion following behind. The IDC reports that almost 1.2 billion smartphones were sold last year - a drop of more than 3% on the previous year. Still, the IDC said Apple - which sold more than 234 million phones last year - is "The biggest winner". It's disappointing news for Samsung which - until now - had the top spot as the world's largest maker of memory chips, smartphones and televisions.

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