Huawei Surpasses Apple to Become #2 Worldwide Smartphone Vendor in Q2 2018

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    With 54.2 million smartphones shipped in the second calendar quarter of 2018, Chinese smartphone company Huawei has surpassed Apple to become the number two worldwide smartphone vendor, according to new data shared today by IDC.

    During the quarter, which includes data from April to June, Apple shipped 41.3 million iPhones worldwide, a number that it shared earlier today with its earnings release for its third fiscal quarter. In the year-ago quarter, Apple shipped 41 million iPhones, marking just a small increase in shipments this year.

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    According to IDC, Apple's share of the smartphone market for the quarter was 12.1 percent, compared to Huawei's 15.8 percent. Huawei saw 41 percent year-over-year growth in market share with an increase of 15.7 million smartphones shipped in Q2 2018 compared to Q2 2017.

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    Samsung continues to be the number one smartphone vendor with 71.5 million smartphones shipped and 20.9 percent of the market, with Xiaomi and OPPO trailing after Apple and Huawei with 31.9 and 29.4 million smartphones shipped, respectively. Canalys, Strategy Analytics, and IHS Market have also published data agreeing with IDC's assessment of the smartphone market.

    In total, IDC says there were 342 million smartphones shipped during the second quarter of 2018, a 1.8 percent decline from the 348.2 million smartphones shipped during the second quarter of 2017.

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    While Apple's iPhone shipments were largely stagnant year-over-year, the higher average selling price it achieved with the iPhone X resulted in an impressive 20 percent increase in revenue and iPhone earnings of nearly $30 billion.

    IDC's numbers look only at total number of smartphones shipped, with Huawei seeing major growth in the $600 to $800 segment thanks to the P20 and P20 Pro series.

    We are likely to see shifts in these smartphone vendor rankings over the course of the next few quarters as this is Apple's weakest quarter. At this point, Apple's flagship iPhones are several months old, which always results in a slowdown in sales. After new devices are released in the fall, Apple will see much stronger shipment numbers during the fiscal fourth quarter of 2018 and first fiscal quarter of 2019.
    Rumors suggest Apple plans to better compete in the mid-priced smartphone market in late 2018 and 2019 with a lower-priced 6.1-inch feature-rich iPhone that offers Face ID, an edge-to-edge display, and the same fast processor as the company's more expensive OLED models.

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  2. farewelwilliams macrumors 68020

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    that's because everyone is waiting for the next iPhone.
     
  3. pradeepbabloo, Jul 31, 2018
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    Looks like Huawei, Xiaomi and OPPO will be top three in few years.
    And Samsung/Apple should share next spots respectively!
    Regardless Apple will still lead the profits by quite a margin. Quantity doesn't matter!
     
  4. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Now we know why Apple is adding a third camera for 2019.
     
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    Sure, it's the classic recipe for success... diligently copy everything about Apple's products and marketing. Oh, and maaaaaybe also be willing to deeply integrate spyware on behalf of the Chinese government. Or maybe not.
     
  6. Brandhouse macrumors 6502

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    Not hard given the largest population is in China and it's a home made product.

    Back when I was doing UX for apps, Huawei was was the worst case scenario and everything broke in it, I hope they've picked up their game in that regard.
     
  7. FFR macrumors 601

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    Just like they were suppose to have a fingerprint sensor beneath the display.
     
  8. mcfrazieriv macrumors 6502a

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    Well duh. How on earth can our products compete in markets that tariff the crap out of American goods? The same iPhone 8 64GB sells for 790$US in China vs $699 in the US.
     
  9. Nueve macrumors member

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    Not everyone can afford $700+ dollar phones, Apple has tried with the iPhone SE but they need to lower the price abit/add more features to entice people in developing countries.
     
  10. JPack macrumors 68040

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    Much of Huawei's growth is coming from Western Europe, India, and Russia.
     
  11. Quu macrumors 68030

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    Apple could do with moving down further. They need to get hungry again.
     
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    What's different this year compared to the last one?
     
  13. JPack macrumors 68040

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    LOL.

    How on earth can Huawei compete when the U.S. doesn't even allow Huawei to be sold?
     
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    Not going to argue if there is spyware on foreign devices, however how do you know for sure that there is no NSA spyware on Apple devices. Just saying if I was a foreign consumer purchasing an Apple product manufactured in China for an American company and sold in this example China, should I not be suspect of Apple.

    How do we really know that there is no "zero-day" type of trojan in iOS, considering one can circumvent via jailbreaks.
     
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    Why should it be allowed? They've ripped off Apple's IP for years and grant back door access to governments.
     
  16. -BigMac- macrumors 68000

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    Good.

    Apple doesnt even defend its own property from Huawei because “theyre in a different market.”

    Can see differently.
    Any customer is a potential customer.
     
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    All these devices with "notches" makes me sick, yet I have a feeling in the very near future I may not have an option. There is a solution to this, however Cook & Co. don't seem to consider thinking logically. Who cares how many devices you sold with the "notch" it is in very poor design, Jobs is rolling in his grave.
     
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    Apple pursuing the same marketing/pricing policies with iPhone as it does with Macs one can assume that iPhone market share will eventually settle in similar range (7..8%)
     
  19. Mescagnus macrumors regular

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    Copying pays off, only Xiaomi does it better, and cheap sells.
     
  20. TimmeyCook Suspended

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    Interesting as this fake news comes up in the day that Apple releases their quarterly earnings.

    If Huawei is selling that many phones, where is the money of the said sales?

    Yeah, BS, try again next time, IDC.
     
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    1. Denial
    2. Anger
    3. Bargaining
    4. Depression
    5. Acceptance
     
  23. falainber macrumors 65816

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    This is just ignorant. Huawei actually spends 1.5 times more on R&D than Apple ($15B vs $10B).
     
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    R&D? That's one way to put it. Copying Apple ain't cheap. The notch IS expensive.
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