- Nov 9, 2015
The smartphone market is past its peak, say analysts from Canalys. The two big players, Apple and Samsung, both slipped down. Apple was the top smartphone vendor in the final quarter of 2018, however it's in second place for the full year. It fell about 7% in Q4, which put it very close to Samsung (down 5%) and the market shares of the two giants are within a percentage point. Meanwhile, Chinese brands gained ground. The iPhone XR was the top model with over 22 million shipments. As for the premium models, the iPhone XS Max (14 million) was significantly more popular than the smaller...