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Apple beats Samsung to become world's No. 1 smartphone maker
Apple beats Samsung to become world's No. 1 smartphone maker

Apple topped Samsung in smartphone sales for the first time since 2012, selling 74.8 million units in the fourth quarter of last year, surpassing Samsung as the No. 1 smartphone maker globally. Apple's success was driven by huge demand for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in the U.S. and in China, according to research firm Gartner. "Samsung's performance in the smartphone market deteriorated further in the fourth quarter of 2014, when it lost nearly 10 percentage points in market share," Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner, wrote in a report released Tuesday. "Samsung continues to struggle to control its falling smartphone share, which was at its...

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