iPhone Surpass Nokia as the Largest Smartphone Maker
Even they are having a hard time in recent years, we still can say that Nokia is the largest smartphone seller in the world. But that was months ago, because now Apple has surpassed Nokia in term of smartphone sales this quarter for the first time in history. This quarter, Nokia only deliver 16.7 smartphones, while Apple shipped 20.34 million iPhones. However, Nokia still deliver more phones if we include feature phones and entry-level devices.
I can already see from months ago that it is only a matter of time before Apple surpass Nokia. Nokia was struggling in smartphone sales while also preparing to migrate to Windows Phone 7. Although they claim that they will still support Symbian, but there is no flagship device from Nokia in a while.
In the other side, Apple still continue to conquer the smartphone market by selling ton of units last quarter even without offering a new model in a year beside the white iPhone which only differs on its color. Some said that Apple gained their benefit from a longer refresh cycle and by releasing the next iPhone soon, I expect that it will sell millions in the opening weekend.