Apple tops Samsung for first time in international smartphone shipments

Apple iPhone 15 and 15 Plus standing up in front of a small plant on a wood table.
Apple’s newest iPhone 15 and 15 Plus. | Picture by Dan Seifert / The Verge

For the primary time ever, Apple beat out Samsung to ship essentially the most smartphones in a 12 months based on IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Cellular Cellphone Tracker. Though IDC cautions that its knowledge is preliminary and topic to alter, a second analysis company, Canalys, additionally has Apple taking its prime spot for all of 2023. IDC has Apple’s whole cell shipments at 234.6 million, versus 226.6 million for Samsung. Xiaomi, Oppo, and Transsion spherical out the highest 5 with 145.9, 103.1 and 94.9 million smartphones shipped, respectively.

IDC notes that the final time Samsung wasn’t on prime of the annual board was 13 years in the past in 2010. Again then Apple didn’t even characteristic within the prime 5. As a substitute it was Nokia in first place, Samsung in second, LG Electronics in…

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