The Cupertino-based firm defeated Samsung within the fourth quarter of 2020.

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Apple took the reign from Samsung within the worldwide sale of smartphones . Within the fourth quarter of 2020, the Cupertino, California-based firm regained first place on this marker after 5 years of being beneath the South Korean firm and others out there.

Based on research and consulting firm Gartner , the launch of the iPhone 12, which launched the agency’s 5G sequence, helped the apple firm to report double-digit development within the fourth quarter of 2020.

This truth helped the agency led by Tim Cook dinner to surpass Huawei, and Samsung within the checklist of world gross sales of smartphones. Based on the consultancy, the final time that Apple managed to be the principle provider of smartphones was within the fourth quarter of 2016.

Regardless of the well being and financial disaster, Apple managed to extend its gross sales by virtually 14.9% year-on-year whereas Samsung decreased its gross sales by 11.8%. The corporate based by Steve Jobs, managed to promote 79.9 million iPhones final yr, 10 million greater than in 2019. For its half, Samsung bought 62.1 million in 2020, roughly eight million lower than in 2019, in accordance with Gartner information.

Though in accordance with IDC , one other information analyst firm, Apple managed to promote 90.1 million smartphones within the final three months of final yr, whereas Samsung reached 73.9 million. The actual fact is that the Cupertino firm managed to return to the primary place out there.