Apple’s dramatic rise in smartphone sales

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Incredibly, but not surprisingly, Apple is now the third-best selling smartphone provider in the world, according to Canalys.

From 0% of the market this time last year, Apple achieved 6.5% of the global smartphone market during the 4Q 2007, only behind Nokia (with 53% share) and RIM (with 11.4% share).

With 35.5 million smartphones sold in the 4Q 07, Apple has sold approximately 2.3 million iPhones globally.  In addition to the meteoric rise globally, Apple is now the 2nd smartphone provider in the US, only behind RIM.  Truly remarkable figures given that the first iPhone didn’t sell until the 2nd half of 2007. 

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3 Comments

  1. webnews

    February 5, 2008 @ 10:31 pm

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    Wow, who would have thought. That’s a really fast rise… wonder if the airbook will have as much success.

  2. Sal

    February 6, 2008 @ 10:13 am

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    Not surprising given Apple’s stength in UI and elegance. Interesting question on the future of the Airbook – thin is nice for laptops – is it enough? maybe

  3. Overland Park Real Estate

    May 5, 2008 @ 11:05 pm

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    What really incredible to me is that Apple has not even tapped into the business market yet. Now that the iphone will play nice with most business emails, this will change. If the rumors of the 3G iphone in June being discounted $200 by AT&T are true, this marekt share will increase by leaps and bounds.