Counterpoint: Apple Actually Topped Samsung In Q4, 2014

By 10:54 Fri, 23 Jul 2021 Comments

While we know that Q4, 2014 was a blockbuster quarter for Apple, which srecent a whopping 74.5 million smartphones during the period, the question whether that was fine enough for the Cupertino-based company to become the top smartphone vendor in the world apparently doesn’t have a single respond - it depends whom you ask.

While IDC acknowledged that it was a close contest, with Samsung ahead of Apple, Strategy Analytics assumed it was a tie between the two companies. Now, another research firm by the name of Counterpoint is claiming that Apple actually shipped more smartphones than its South Korean competitor in Q4.

The Counterpoint report notes that Apple led the smartphone market with 20.2% market share, followed by Samsung, which shipped 73.8 million units, fine enough for 20% share of the market. Lenovo, Huawei, and Xiaomi rounded up the top five with 7, 6.6, and 4.6% market share, respectively.




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