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Apple has a Good Year, but Samsung's is Better

According to the recently released report from International Data Corporation, Apple reached an all-time-high last quarter. The iPhone maker has 8.8 per cent of the global mobile phone market, securing its third position in the hierarchy, after Samsung and Nokia.

The report also reveals that Apple had the fastest year-on-year growth. Apple managed to ship 35.1 million iPhones worldwide in the first quarter of this year, compared to 18.6 million units shipped a year ago.

This means a positive 88.4 per cent year-over-year change. Conversely, LG was the phone maker with the poorest performance, as its -44.1 per cent year on year change highlights.

In the worldwide mobile phone shipments race, Samsung is the leader with 93.8 million units shipped and 23.5 per cent of the market. Nokia follows close behind, with 20.8 per cent market share and 82.7 million phones shipped.

When it comes to the global smartphone market, Samsung also takes the lead with shipments of 42.2 million units and 29.1 per cent of the market. Apple is in second place and its 35 million iPhones shipped worldwide allows the company to claim almost a quarter of the global smartphone market (24.2 per cent).

Source: IDC

Radu has been working as a freelance writer for more than five years and has been blogging around since 2004. He is interested in anything Apple as well as gaming and mobile applications.