Apple Finishes 2011 as World’s Top Smartphone Maker

Apple Finishes 2011 as World’s Top Smartphone Maker

Apple have been crowned as the world’s top smartphone maker in the final quarter of 2011. According to analytics research firm IDC, . Apple shipped 37 million iPhones in Q4 2011 while maintaining a 23.5 percent market share.

The total smartphone shipment volumes for the quarter were 157.8%, 54% up on the same quarter last year, which shows the huge growth of the smartphone market. Interestingly though, it was Samsung that grew the most at 275%, compared to Apple’s 128%.

HTC shipped the least smartphones, with a meager 10.2 million, while Nokia shipped 19.6 million, even though this figure would not account for the Nokia Lumia, which has proven quite popular.

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