Asian Mobile Makers Squeeze Apple's Global Smartphone Share To Its Lowest For 3-Years In Record 230M Unit Q2

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http://techcrunch.com – More proof, if proof were needed, that Apple needs a low cost iPhone to get its smartphone momentum mojo back: Cupertino’s share of the global smartphone market fell to its lowest for three years in Q2, according to Strategy Analytics, with just 31.2 million iPhones shipped in the quarter and Apple’s second place ranking declining to a 14% market share — this despite the overall smartphone market growing 47% annually to reach a record 230 million units shipped. “The current iPhone portfolio is under-performing and Apple is at risk of being trapped in a pincer movement b (IT news)