“Apple (AAPL) is the fastest-gorwing mobile-phone maker in the world,” Michael Comeau reports for Minyanville.

“This isn’t a surprise, given the huge success of the iPhone 4S,” Comeau reports. “And unlike its chief competitor Samsung, Apple is all-smartphone, so it isn’t being dragged down by the decline of dumb phones.”

Comeau reports, “Overall mobile-phone sales fell 2% in Q1 versus a 5% gain in Q4. The smartphone category took a smaller breather, with year-over-year sales growth falling to 45% from 47%… Combined, Apple and Android smartphones sales rose by a whopping 115%. The rest of the industry actually declined by 35%.”

Gartner: Q112 global mobile phone sales growth

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MacDailyNews Take: To repeat what we wrote earlier today: “Apple only makes smartphones. Well, brilliantphones, actually. The only ones in the world. No wonder they’re doing so well.”

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