Apple On Track to Ship 86.4 Million iPhones This Year, Overtaking Nokia


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Apple has already overtaken Nokia as the smartphone leader when it comes to the number of units manufactured, but according to a forecast from DigiTimes, the Cupertino company could also overtake the once unbeatable Finnish phone vendor in shipments by the end of this year.

Apple’s iPhone shipments are expected to hit 86.4 million units by the end of 2011, according to DigiTimes, but Nokia’s will continue to decline to just 74.4 million units:

Apple’s smartphone shipments are projected to top 86.4 million units in 2011, up 82% from 47.5 million units in 2010. In contrast, Nokia’s smartphone shipments in 2011 will decline to 74.4 million units from over 100 million in 2010, said Luke Lin, analyst for Digitimes Research.

That’s quite impressive when you consider that the prospect of Apple overtaking Nokia smartphone shipments when the iPhone first launch was quite laughable.

However, Apple isn’t the only company to be enjoying growth. According to the forecasts, Samsung is expected to enjoy shipment growth of 44% with 67 million units shipping, while Huawai is expected to achieve a whopping 400% rise in shipments. HTC, LG and ZTE have also enjoyed growth during 2011.

[via DigiTimes]

  • Ewi

    How ridiculous to put a 10 year old Nokia beside a new IPhone in the picture. Is it yet an other publisher bought by Apple to have cheep advertising or are you just an other Apple sucker that gives it away for free?

  • mai duc chung

    thanksss !

  • Denis Evans

    Nokia is in real trouble. Had to the raw sales numbers the profit from phones and you wonder how long Nokia can continue. Worse still there are many other manufacturers besides Apple that are showing big percentage increases!

  • Kendall Tawes

    That’s a four year old iPhone, and the Nokia is an E90 which the FCC Approved the 2nd of March 2007. That would make them about the same age. If you are going to troll you better do your homework first.

    The only sucker I see around here is you. :)

  • twitter-33834391

    apple must thank to the awesome software and a visionary ceo ! while the the american at nokia has been the cause of latest problems ! instead of ramping up symbian they partnered with the crappy windows ! the saddest part is .. nokias hardware being the best in the industry is not being put to use ! with so many patents in their kitty .. nokia are the biggest losers ! yet my dream coalition will be nokia and apple which i am sure will not live to see ! anyway good job apple !

     ios is surely from heaven !

  • Steven Zahl