Apple increased its market share in the second quarter when global smartphone sales grew at the slowest pace since 2013, according to market research firm Gartner Inc.
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The iPhone maker's share of the worldwide smartphone sales market rose to 14.6 percent in the quarter from 12.2 percent a year earlier.
Rival Samsung Electronics share fell to 21.9 percent from 26.2 percent, Gartner said on Thursday.
(Reporting by Devika Krishna Kumar in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)