∞ Apple is now the top mobile company in Australia

Apple is making waves in the mobile market all over the world. A new report released on Monday shows that the iPhone is the top mobile device vendor in Australia.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]According to the report from market research firm IDC, Apple now holds 40 percent of the smartphone market in Australia. That’s an increase of almost 10 percent from the last quarter.

Coming in second place are the cumulative Android devices with a market share of 30 percent. In third place is Nokia and the Symbian devices, which have been especially hard hit lately.

“Nokia suffered a double whammy, the feature phone market collapsed, with 79% of new mobiles shipped now being smartphones. Meanwhile, Symbian took a huge tumble, as consumers shy away from the platform ahead of Nokia’s transition to Windows Phone,” said Mark Novosel, Telecommunications Analyst, at IDC.

Novosel notes that Apple may see a slowing of the market while people wait for the new version of the iPhone, but you would have to expect an onslaught from buyers once that’s released.