The figures of 4Q put those of Cupertino in the lead, despite the fact that in the whole of 2016 the sales of the iPhone have fallen.

 

Apple has recovered the first place in the smartphone market the last quarter of 2016 for the first time since 2011, largely due to the launch of its new iPhone models and the failure of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7.

According to data from IDC and Statista , Apple has sold 78.3 million units in the fourth quarter (4Q), a increase of 4.7% year-on-year , slightly exceeding 77.5 million units sold by Samsung.

In fact, although Apple has reached a quarterly iPhone record, in the whole of 2016 it has registered a decline in sales. IDC has signaled the success of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus so that those of Cupertino are once again at the top of the world list of smartphone manufacturers.

On the other hand, the failures caused by the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 have marked the decline of the South Korean giant, which has revealed that the battery problems in this terminal model have meant $ 3 billion in sales losses. < / p>