Is the iPhone Falling Behind in the Global Smartphone Market?

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Nonetheless, Apple’s 31.2 million iPhone unit shipments secured the Cupertino-based company a 13.1 percent share of the global smartphone market, and a second-place ranking after Samsung (SSNLF.PK), despite the fact that its flagship iPhone 5 model has been on the market for three quarters. The IDC report also notes that many Apple buyers are likely delaying their next iPhone purchases in anticipation of new device launches this fall.

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