Huawei Surpasses Apple for the First Time
Huawei surpassed Apple to grab second place in the global smartphone market for the first time in Q2 2018. That’s according to two separate reports from market research firms IDC and Strategy Analytics, which both put Huawei’s quarterly shipments at 54.2 million, significantly ahead of Apple’s 41.3 million.
Chinese vendors have challenged the dominance of Samsung and Apple for years now, but this is the first time that one of them has actually broken into one of the two top spots. While Apple may have lost its place to Huawei in terms of sheer volume, the iPhone maker is still miles ahead of the competition in terms of revenue. In the past quarter alone, Apple made almost $30 billion selling iPhones, which is little less than what Huawei’s entire consumer business made in all of 2017.