The US technology company Apple fell to fourth place on the IHS Markit list of the world's leading smartphone vendors for the second quarter of 2019.

It is now behind Samsung, Huawei and Oppo, a Chinese smartphone brand that is less known in the West, details Business Insider.

According to data cited by IHS, Apple sent 35.3 million iPhones during the three months to the end of June, capturing 11% of the smartphone market. It was pushed by Oppo, which sent 36.2 million phones.

Samsung and Huawei, despite all their recent problems in the United States, sent 75.1 million and 58.7 million phones, which makes their market shares 23% and 18%.

IPhone sales fell at a record pace in the three months to the end of March and continued to fall in the following quarter, 11.8% over the same period last year, to $ 26 billion.

Revenue from your phone now accounts for less than half of Apple's total revenue, as the company has experienced greater growth with other products such as Apple Watch.

Analysts say this is because users are clinging to their old phones for longer to avoid losing newer and more expensive models.

In addition to this, Apple's refusal to create a cheap iPhone that can target people in emerging markets means that a key audience has been lost and has allowed its rivals to make a profit.

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