It’s the curious case of the vanishing iPhone sales as Huawei grabs second place off Apple in smartmobe stakes

  • Apple and Samsung collectively sold almost 17.5 million fewer smartphones globally in the opening quarter of 2019 than they managed a year ago as buyer fatigue continued.
  • The two biggest smartphone consumers, the US and China, declined 15.8 per cent and 3.2 per cent respectively in the three months.
  • Gartner’s Gupta said: “Unavailability of Google apps and services on Huawei smartphones, if implemented, will upset Huawei’s international smartphone business which is almost half of its worldwide phone business.

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