The iPhone's market share increased slightly in the last quarter despite a few weeks of availability of Galaxy S9

Apple's share in the global smartphe market has increased slightly in the first three mths of 2018, despite the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Samsung Galaxy S9 + launch in March, according to IDC research companies and Strategy Analytics.

Apple announced Tuesday it sold 52.2 milli iPhones last quarter. this basis, research companies estimate that the iPhone accounted for about 15.5% of smartphe shipments during the quarter, a slight increase of 14.7% over the same period of the year former.

While the growth of a percentage point is modest, the slight gain becomes more impressive if we csider that the Galaxy S9 and the Galaxy S9 + were launched March 16 in several countries, two weeks before the end of the quarter. Pre-orders for aircraft began even earlier March 2.

Samsung shipped 78.2 milli smartphes in the last quarter, according to research firms, but its estimated market share of 22.6 to 23.4 percent remained virtually unchanged from the same quarter in the same period last year. last year, despite the dazzling launch of the Galaxy S9. Last year, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 + came out April 21st.


Samsung ctinues to dominate the smartphe market for shipments, but sells a variety of handsets at a wide range of prices. Apple generally delivers fewer iPhones, but the company has captured about 87% of smartphe profits in the December quarter, according to research firm Canaccord Genuity.

Apple does not disclose model iPhone sales by model, but csidering the iPhone business turnover that grew by 14% …

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