Apple Takes Top Spot From Samsung in Smartphone Market for First Time


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An International Data Corporation (IDC) report shows that Apple has grabbed the top spot from Samsung in global smartphone shipments. This marks the first time since 2010 that a company other than Samsung has held the position, and the first time Apple has ever been number one. The IDC’s report explains that despite an overall 3.2% decline in global smartphone shipments in 2023, Apple was one of the few companies to see growth in phone sales. While this was the lowest annual total of smartphones sold in a decade, per IDC, a second-half surge in 2023 bodes well for an...