Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 11:56 am.

Chart: Apple shoots past Nokia in smartphone shipments

For the first time ever, Apple shipped more smartphones than Nokia in Q2. This is equally illustrative of Apple’s rise as it is of Nokia’s fall. Here’s what it looks like visually:

Note that there is a small discrepancy in Nokia’s reported shipments beginning recently, when it stopped reporting “converged” devices and started reporting “smart” devices. It’s a relatively minor difference, however, and doesn’t change the bigger story.

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