Apple slips to 4th place in a list of the world’s top smartphone makers after record drop in iPhone sales

Apple is losing its grip on the smartphone market.

The US-headquartered tech company slipped to fourth place in an IHS Markit list of the world’s top smartphone makers during the second quarter of 2019.

It now sits behind Samsung, Huawei, and Oppo – a Chinese smartphone brand that is lesser-known in the West.

According to the IHS data, Apple shipped 35.3 million iPhones during the three months to the end of June, capturing 11% of the smartphone market. It was nudged down by Oppo, which shipped 36.2 million phones.

Samsung and Huawei — despite all its recent troubles in the US — shipped 75.1 and 58.7 million phones respectively. This gave them a 23% and 18% share of the market.


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