IDC: iPhone Shipments Up 141% In Q2

Apple maintained its rank as the world's No. 4 phone maker in the second quarter, nearly tripling shipments to 20. 3 million from 8.4 million a year ago, according to new data from IDC. That gave Apple a 5.6% share of the global handset market, up from 2.6% in the year-earlier period.

Nokia, the No. 1 phone manufacturer, by contrast, saw shipments fall by 20% in the quarter to 111 million. It's share dropped to 24.2% from 33.8% a year ago, while No. 2 phone maker Samsung maintained about a 19% share. LG Electronics was the third largest vendor, with a 6.8% share, while China-based ZTE rounded out the top five, with a 4.5% share.

IDC indicated that Apple's continued growth depends in part on gaining ground in emerging markets, where Nokia has long held sway. "Apple's ability to bring its smartphone momentum to developing economies, where it's less successful, will help dictate the company's smartphone fortunes in future.

Overall the global phone market grew 11% in the second quarter despite weaker demand for feature phones. Vendors shipped 365.4 million units compared to 328.4 million a year ago.

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