Samsung outsold Apple in world smartphone arena
iPhone overtaken in 2011
Apple may have shipped more smartphones than Samsung in Q4, but the South Korean giant sold more of the gadgets during the year as a whole.
So says market watcher Strategy Analytics. Some 488.5m smartphones shipped out of manufacturers' warehouses during 2011, up from 299.5m in 2010. Exactly 19.9 per cent of them shipped with the Samsung name on the front.
Apple was not far behind: 19.0 per cent of the smartphones that shipped last year were iPhones.
Contrast that with 2010, when Apple accounted for 15.9 per cent of world smartphones shipments and Samsung just eight per cent.
Who lost as they gained? Nokia, of course: its market share plunged from 33.4 per cent in 2010 to 15.8 per cent in 2011, SA's figures show.
All the other vendors combined raised their share at Nokia's expense too.
Meanwhile, Apple remains the tablet top seller, but Samsung, along with other Android fondleslab purveyors, narrowed the gap during 2011. ®
"Apple makes more profit so doesn't need to sell quite so many."
It never ceases to amaze me how the consumers of Apple products like to spout Apple's inflated profit margins as a good thing / or as a source or pride!
How many articles can El reg drag out of re-interpreting different figures from different countries & surveys in different manners to tell us that Apple/Samsung/iOS/Android is number 1?
Every other day there are contradictory reports that either iOS or Android is beating the other by looking at specific figures / surveys.
Wait for it...wait for it...
...you know they're coming. Wait until you can see the frothing at the mouths before opening fire.
Not sure that the iPhone should be compared to SGSii or GNex. It is a nice enough phone but the specs are probably closer to something like the HTC Desire S.
A quick Amazon check gave me £262 for the HTC Desire S and £485 for the IPhone 4s. I don't know the price the manufacturers sell them to Amazon for, but I expect the price ratio to be roughly the same.
Even allowing for the Apple product having more memory, this is why Apple can report higher profits. They sell a decent mid-range smartphone at a high-end price.
Yes, all 5 of them