The success of Apple’s iPhone 6 not only propelled them to report the largest quarterly profit of any company ever, over $18 billion, but it also pushed the Cupertino-based company to the top of the heap, outselling all other smartphone manufacturers for the first time since 2012. According to Gartner, Apple sold a whopping 74.8 million iPhones during the 2014 holiday quarter, slightly eclipsing Samsung which recorded a reduction in sales with 73 million units sold during the same period. Chinese vendors continued to gain ground with Lenovo, Hauwei and Xiaomi rounding out the Top 5. Among the reasons cited for the iPhone 6’s strong showing was the increase in screen size, along with other features available only on the new model such as Apple Pay. Gartner also added that smartphone sales surpassed one billion units, accounting for two-thirds of the global phone market in 2014.