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Apple passes Samsung as top phone vendor in US in Q4

Saturday 2 February 2013 | 18:26 CET | News
Some 52 million mobile phones were shipped in the US in the fourth quarter of 2012, 4 percent more than 50.2 million units in the year-earlier period, according to Strategy Analytics. The growth comes after a 16 percent contraction in the first nine months. Full-year shipments fell by 11 percent to 166.9 million units in 2012 from 186.6 million in 2011. Apple became the biggest vendor of mobile phones in the US for the first time, selling an estimated 17.7 million units in the fourth quarter, for a 34 percent market share. This compares to 12.8 million units and a 25 percent share in Q4 2011.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Apple / LG / Samsung / Strategy Analytics
Countries: United States
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This press release percentage numbers does not add upto 100.. Samsung 53%; Apple 43.7% and LG 20.5% not possible!!!!
Ankur Rohatgi @ 8/2/2013 - 05:04


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