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Samsung Shipped More Smartphones than Apple Last Quarter

By July 26, 2012February 28th, 2023Blog

Samsung’s total number of smartphones shipped last quarter was nearly double that of Apple’s shipped phones, quarterly reports and Juniper Research indicate. Samsung estimates they shipped some 52.1 million smartphones worldwide, while Apple shipped only 26 million. BlackBerry only managed to ship 7.4 million units, and Nokia shipped around 10.2 million.

However, the units that Jupiter is counting as “shipped” for the iPhone actually indicates sales, while the other company numbers indicate shipments alone. This does not mean that Samsung isn’t doing well, however; the company has been neck and neck with Apple for several quarters now, finally nabbing the number one spot in the third quarter of last year. Apple regained majority in the market in fourth quarter, only to have Samsung once again take the lead in the first quarter of this year.

Unfortunately, the battle between these two companies has entered the courtroom as well. Both companies have charged one another with severe patent infringement on both tablets and smartphones, and both companies wish for the other company’s phones and tablets to be banned from the market. Most cases pertaining to this particular battle have been put on hold due to flooding of the court systems with other unrelated cases, but the legal battle is far from over.

132.9 million smartphones were shipped during the quarter in total – up from 105.2 million last year, says Jupiter, indicating a rapid growth in use and shipment of smartphones.

Jason Manteiga

Jason J. Manteiga, Vice President of Olmec Systems, has been part of the company for over the past 20 years. He believes that having a great work environment and supportive team, is the ultimate key to success. Since being in the IT realm for over 25 years, Jason, along with Olmec Systems, has been on the Inc. 5000 “List of America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” and Channel Futures MSP 501 “Top Managed Service Providers in North America,” along with other awards and nominations. Jason earned his Bachelor Degree in Information Systems from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. He also holds certifications in Microsoft MCSE, VMWare VCP, and Cisco CCNA. In his spare time, Jason is a contributor for The Center for Social & Legal Research (Privacy Exchange) and a member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce. His hobbies include cycling and kayaking. He currently lives in New Jersey with his wife, two daughters and son.