2. Apple Breaks Records
Spurred by the release of the iPhone 5, Apple broke records for first-quarter sales with a whopping 37.4 units sold, an increase of 6.6 percent from the year-ago period, IDC reported. But, that was the good news. The bad news was that Apple reportedly had not posted year-over-year growth in single digits since the third quarter of 2009. Being in second place is nothing new, though. Apple has held that dubious distinction for the past five consecutive quarters, the report said.