Apple’s managed to seize control of almost eight percent of the global market for mobile phones of all types, including both conventional cell phones and smartphones. This is indicated by official statistics published by Gartner in the first quarter of this year. Given that the portfolio at the grocery Apple there is essentially only one mobile device, namely the famous iPhone, the result in 7.9 per cent can be considered very, very good.
It is reported that during the first three months of the year the company from Cupertino has sold more than 33 million iPhone, which allowed her to take third place in the ranking of the largest manufacturers of mobile devices. In the first two stages of the podium located Nokia with its more than 83 million mobile and 19.8 percent of the market and Samsung, whose rates are about 86.5 million handsets and 20.7 percent of the market. By the way, during the past year, Samsung and Nokia have changed places in the rankings, reflecting the crisis in the camp of the Finnish manufacturer.
Note also that the undisputed leader in the smartphone platform is Android, which sets now occupy 56 percent of the market, increasing its share to 20 percent in the first quarter of last year. Not so much, but a confident step forward and made the operating system iOS, improving their performance over the past year from 17 to 23 percent. In general, the demand for mobile phones declined slightly compared to the first quarter of 2011 – from 427.8 million to 419.1 million units.