The global smartphone market saw its first full-year decline in the calendar year 2018, with a drop of 4% in shipments, the analyst firm Counterpoint Research claims, adding that fourth quarter shipments also fell, by 7%, making it the fifth straight quarter of declines.
iOS share of smartphone purchasing in Australia has seen a decline of 2.9% from 46% in the three months ending December 2017 to 43.1% in the three months ending December 2018, according to the latest global report of OS shares of smartphone purchasing from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Apple continues to lead the premium smartphone market — defined as devices priced above US$400 — followed by Samsung, according to figures for 2018 from the analyst firm Counterpoint Research.
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