Apple Loses Number One Phonemaker Spot Against Samsung

Apple has officially lost its #1 spot as the top phonemaker, as the company has seen a 10% drop in shipments in the first quarter of 2024. Samsung has now claimed the new rankings, according to recent data from research from IDC on Sunday.

Apple first claimed its initial spot after outperforming in sales, overtaking Samsung in the December quarter report. However, Apple saw a steep sales decline during recent months, taking the second spot with a 17.8% market share.

Apple saw about 50.1 million iPhones sold, down from 55.4 million units in the same period last year, according to IDC. This drop may relate to some of the challenges the company has been facing, including limitations set on Chinese companies and government agencies to limit employee use of these devices.

The California-based company is set to hold its Worldwide Developers Conference in June, where they will reveal some major updates to their device software. Hopefully, these new developments can help push Apple to new growth. However, as of now, Samsung now leads the charge for the best smartphone maker out there.

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