Samsung Just Made It Almost Impossible For Apple To Regain Its Spot As The World's Biggest Smartphone Maker

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Apple will have to post a mammoth number of iPhone sales for the holiday quarter to regain its position as the world’s largest smartphone maker.Samsung reported earnings today, and according to Reuters it is “forecasted” to have shipped 35 million smartphones for Q4. Bloomberg has an estimate of 32 million smartphones sold in the quarter.

Samsung doesn’t release exact stats on its smartphone sales.

Regardless, if Apple wants to be crowned the world’s biggest smartphone seller for Q4, it’s going to have to ship 35 million iPhones.

Can it do that? Anything’s possible, and 35 million iPhones is already being whispered. But, that’s a really big number.

If happens, Apple will deliver an insane earnings report.

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