“After recording the biggest quarterly profit by any company ever, Apple might have earned itself another accolade: world’s largest smartphone vendor,” James Vincent reports for The Verge.
“It’s clear that the iPhone maker had a bumper quarter, reporting record sales of 74.5 million smartphones. However, Samsung is only saying that it sold 95 million total handsets, of which, it says, somewhere between 71 million and 75 million (the ‘high 70 percent’) were smartphones,” Vincent reports. “Samsung isn’t likely to give up any more information on the topic, and analysts and industry experts are hedging their bets accordingly.”
Vincent reports, “Counterpoint Research, which polls global distributors for its figures, says the iPhone maker is definitely ahead — pegging Samsung’s shipments at only 73.8 million.”
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