One market research firm claims Apple fell to fourth place in Q2 2019 smartphone shipments

While most reputable market research firms released their latest quarterly smartphone sales reports last week, one such company took a few extra days to crunch the numbers, ultimately ranking the world’s top five vendors differently than Canalys, Strategy Analytics, and Counterpoint.

According to IHS Markit, the global iPhone shipment decline registered between April and June 2019 was so bad that it ended up ejecting Apple from the podium. With 35.3 million units sold worldwide this previous quarter, the Cupertino-based tech giant was purportedly surpassed by not just Samsung …

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