Data published by research firm IDC yesterday (December 10th) has revealed that the American and Korean companies are the market leaders when it comes to such devices.
For instance, Apple sold 45.8 million so-called smart devices worldwide in the third quarter of the year, while Samsung shipped 66.1million – market shares of 15.1 per cent and 21.8 per cent respectively.
Such figures mean that Apple’s involvement in the arena grew by 38 per cent over the course of the three-month period, with Samsung almost doubling in size by 97 per cent, MacWorld reports.
Other companies in the industry are unable to keep up with such rates of growth and, as such, maintained less than seven per cent of the market each between July and September.
Ryan Reith, analyst at IDC, observed: “The battle between Samsung and Apple at the top of the smart connected device space is stronger than ever.”