Even though Apple’s iPhone 4S sold in millions within few days after the launch, Android still holds the top spot in smartphone market share. Gartner reports the decline of Apple in Q3 from 16.3% to 15% where Android outshines gathering 52.5% from 25.3%
Apple also sees a decrease in the smartphones sales as well. The smartphone inventors managed to sell 20.3 million iPhones during the June quarter, which is less in this quarter.
Gartner believes Apple will bounce back in the fourth quarter because of its strongest ever preorders for the iPhone 4S in the first weekend after its announcement. Markets such as Brazil, Mexico, Russia and China are becoming more important to Apple, representing 16 percent of overall sales and showing that the iPhone has a place in emerging markets.
Apple iPhone 5 was the most expecting launch from the last Apple event where iPhone 4S launched with Siri. Let’s wait to hear from Apple regarding the iPhone 5 and iPad 3 launches thereby retaining the top positions back!