How has the smartphone market morphed over the previous 9 years or so? Today’s Why Axis chart from Statista is a colourful (considerably psychedelic) visible that reveals which cellphone makers have been and are dominating.
It’s no massive shock that Apple led the sector again in 2009 and for a pair years thereafter: Though the iPhone wasn’t the primary smartphone, it revolutionized the smartphone market. But Apple’s greatest rival, Samsung, with its Android telephones, was in a position to push again exhausting sufficient to take the lead in Q3 of 2011, and Apple—although it is come shut—hasn’t been in a position to reclaim it since then.
Samsung’s worldwide smartphone shipments have increased from 2.four million in 2010 to 74.1 million within the This fall of 2017. Apple offered greater than 215.8 million iPhones worldwide in 2017. And the third largest smartphone vendor, Huawei, hasn’t been in a position to crack the US market, however nonetheless held 10.2 p.c of the worldwide market share as of This fall of 2017.