It’s been six years since Steve Jobs unveiled the phone that revolutionized the world of technology, the iPhone, which made its first public appearance on January 9, 2007.
Since then, mobile phone manufacturing companies began a fierce struggle with Apple market, causing the fall of some, the patent war and the emergence of strong competitors.
Financial reports of the company located in Cupertino, California, notes that since June 2007, when it was released the first version of the iPhone, has sold 244 000 000 178 000 devices around the world, according to figures available until the third quarter of 2012 .
In fact, last year in just three days after being released on iPhone 5, Apple had sales of five million, but will not be made public until the fourth quarter to see their behavior in the market.
According to Gartner, despite strong competition between manufacturers of smartphones, Apple and Samsung companies maintain their leadership in jointly owning 46.5 percent of the global market.
And is that according to the consultancy, in the third quarter last year both companies posted the largest sales volume, while Nokia fell from third to seventh place, overtaken by Research In Motion, maker of Blackberry.
The consulting firm specializing in technology estimated that with the launch of iPhone 5 in more territories at the end of 2012, including China, Apple could have a stronger fourth quarter.
However, 2012 was a difficult year for the company founded by Steve Jobs, due to increased competition in the smartphone market, especially with the success of Samsung Galaxy SIII.
For this ‘war’ on the market, there are versions for both Apple and Samsung are planning to launch the new version of its most popular devices this year.