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iPhone Fails to Break Top Five in CYQ2 Worldwide Sales

For the second calendar quarter, Apple failed to make the top five in worldwide mobile phone shipments, according to IDC on Thursday. The top five in unit shipments for all kinds of phones were Nokia, Samsung, Motorola, LG and Sony.

Overall mobile phone shipments were up over 5 percent from the last quarter and 15 percent from Q2 2007. Total shipments were 306 million.

Smartphones are seeing a growth rate of about 40 percent, according to IDC’s report released on Thursday. The top five vendors were:

  • Nokia, 122.0M
  • Samsung, 45.7M
  • Motorola, 28.1M
  • LG Electronics, 27.7M
  • Sony Ericsson, 24.4M

The iPhone, while having a greater percentage of the smartphone market, failed to make a dent in the total worldwide market for Q2. Contributing to that was the fact that Apple was out of stock for the iPhone 2G in mid-May and didn’t start shipping the iPhone 3G until calendar Q3.

In the long run, Apple Apple has sought to obtain one percent of the global mobile phone market, annually about 1.2 billion phones. Piper Jaffray’s Gene Munster has predicted that Apple will sell 45 million phones in 2009, about four percent of the total market.

Source: IDC

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