More guesstimates from Gartner on the smartphone sales and marketshare.
Worldwide smartphone sales to end users reached 250.2 million units, up 45.8 percent from the third quarter of 2012.
Apple shipped 33.8-million iPhones in the quarter, or 13.5-percent of the total. Gartner said is was 12-percent.
While Samsung’s share was flat in the third quarter of 2013, Samsung increased its lead over Apple in the global smartphone market.
Samsung’s numbers were flat. Apple’s numbers were up. Yet, Apple’s marketshare went down. Behold the danger of spreadsheets. Numbers can be facts or guesstimates. Guess which numbers Gartner uses.