|Juniper Research estimates a 30% year over year increase in smartphone shipments with the first quarter 2013 total reaching almost 200 million|
|Samsung increased its smartphone market share by shipping an estimated 68 million smartphones accounting for approximately 34% of all smartphone shipments in the quarter (increasing from 30% in the previous quarter).|
Samsung Rises To Nearly Double Apple's Smartphone Sales - Forbes: "Korean Giants LG and Samsung have been increasing their marketshare in the first quarter of 2013, according Juniper Research and IDC
Data from IDC also show that Samsung now has almost double Apple‘s market share in smartphones.By the end of 1Q13, Samsung shipped more units than the next four vendors combined
However indications are that iPhone demand has now tapered down in the last 6 months , as newer low cost mobile from China and Korea have made inroads to this market.
During the Q4, 2012 “Apple’s iPhone 5 smartphone model was shipped to estimated 27.4 million units worldwide during the fourth quarter of 2012,” Strategy Analytics analyst Neil Shah said. “The iPhone 5 had 13% global marketshare and was the most best-selling smartphone model for the first time ever