Apple has eclipsed Motorola as the biggest mobile phone maker in the US, while fresh research tells us iPhone-driven global smartphone sales grew 50 per cent in the first quarter. Meanwhile, over half a million iPhones sold in just five months in South Korea.

This is a big deal – Apple has become the biggest phone maker in the US, selling 8.8 million iPhones, beating out previous leading phone maker, Motorola, which sold just 8.5 million of its various flavoured handsets in the spring quarter, down 6.2 million since this time last year.

No surprise that 2.3 million of Motorola

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