Huawei Just Passed Apple in Smartphone Sales for the First Time Ever

Apple is now a bronze medal winner, at least when it comes to smartphone sales.

Huawei has outperformed Apple in terms of units shipped for the second calendar quarter of 2018, according to data released by market research firms IDC, Canalys, Counterpoint Research and IHS Markit.

The Chinese smartphone maker now occupies second place among the world’s smartphone vendors, leaving Apple to tumble into third position — the first time it has been there for seven years. Samsung remains the market leader.