Menu
Apple gains market share despite global slowdown in smartphone sales

Apple gains market share despite global slowdown in smartphone sales

Q2 global smartphone sales slowest since 2013

Samsung lost ground to Apple in the worldwide smartphone market for the second quarter of 2015, as the overall growth rate for sales of the devices slowed.

Buoyed by purchases of large-size iPhones, Apple's share of global smartphone sales increased to 14.6 per cent during the quarter compared to 12.2 per cent a year earlier, Gartner said. Sales of iPhones totalled 48 million during the second quarter compared to 35 million in the year-earlier quarter.

Meanwhile, Samsung's share slipped to 21.9 per cent from 26.2 per cent during 2014's second quarter. Though the company managed to sell more phones in the second quarter than it did a year earlier, 76 million compared to 72 million, it did not keep up with Apple's growth.

Overall, Android recorded its slowest year-over-year growth rate to date, increasing 11 percent in 2015's second quarter, Gartner said. In the mobile OS arena, Android's  market share fell to 82.2 percent during the quarter from 83.8 percent a year earlier. The market share for Apple's iOS, on the other hand, increased during the quarter to 14.6 percent from 12.2 percent a year earlier.

Total worldwide smartphones sales suffered their slowest growth rate since 2013, increasing 13.5 percent in the second quarter compared to a year earlier. Gartner attributed the slowing growth rate to a saturated Chinese market. With 30 percent of global smartphone sales taking place in that country, China is one of the world's largest markets, the research firm said.

For the first time in China, Gartner recorded a decline in smartphone sales, falling 4 per cent year over year. There are fewer first-time smartphone buyers in China, causing replacement purchases to drive the market, Gartner said. Apple appeared to be immune to the changes in China's smartphone market. The company sold 11.9 million iPhones in the country during the quarter, a 11.9 per cent increase from a year earlier, Gartner said.


Follow Us

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Applesamsung

Events

Featured

Slideshows

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners

This year’s Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards were held as an integral part of the first entirely virtual Emerging Leaders​ forum, an annual event dedicated to identifying, educating and showcasing the New Zealand technology market’s rising stars. The 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 recognised the outstanding achievements and business excellence of 30 talented individuals​, across both young leaders and those just starting out. In this slideshow, Reseller News honours this year's winners and captures their thoughts about how their ideas of leadership have changed over time.​

Meet the Reseller News 30 Under 30 Tech Awards 2020 winners
Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security

This exclusive Reseller News Exchange event in Auckland explored the challenges facing the partner community on the cloud security frontier, as well as market trends, customer priorities and how the channel can capitalise on the opportunities available. In association with Arrow, Bitdefender, Exclusive Networks, Fortinet and Palo Alto Networks. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News Exchange Auckland: Beyond the myths — how partners can master cloud security
Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch

Reseller News welcomed 2019 inductees - Leanne Buer, Ross Jenkins and Terry Dunn - to the fourth running of the Reseller News Hall of Fame lunch, held at the French Cafe in Auckland. The inductees discussed the changing face of the IT channel ecosystem in New Zealand and what it means to be a Reseller News Hall of Fame inductee. Photos by Gino Demeer.

Reseller News welcomes industry figures at 2020 Hall of Fame lunch
Show Comments