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iPhone Remained World's Most Popular Smartphone Last Quarter

iPhone remained the world's most popular smartphone by a significant margin last quarter, according to research firm Strategy Analytics.


iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus were the two most popular models specifically, with an estimated 21.5 million and 17.4 million shipments respectively.

Chinese brand OPPO's flagship R9 smartphone trailed in third with an estimated 8.9 million shipments, while Samsung's mid-range Galaxy J3 and J5 rounded off the top five with an estimated 6.1 million and 5 million shipments respectively. Other brands combined for an estimated 294.4 million smartphone shipments.


Apple reported that it sold 50.8 million iPhones last quarter, but it does not break out sales on a model-by-model basis.

Strategy Analytics' estimates suggest the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus accounted for roughly 76.5 percent of Apple's smartphone sales last quarter, with the remaining 23.5 percent of sales derived from older models. The data also suggests a 55/45 percent sales split for the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus respectively.

In late January, Apple CEO Tim Cook said the iPhone 7 Plus is the most popular Plus-sized iPhone that Apple has ever sold, topping both the iPhone 6s Plus and iPhone 6 Plus. Last week, he added that Apple significantly underestimated iPhone 7 Plus demand, resulting in a shortage of the device for several months.

iPhone was the world's most popular smartphone last year as well, according to research firm IHS Markit.

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30 months ago
I wonder why the OPPO is the third most sold smartphone last quarter...



Rating: 12 Votes
30 months ago
This is why you can buy every. kind. of. accessory. if you have an iPhone. A huge ecosystem advantage.
Rating: 8 Votes
30 months ago



This chart shows that the iPhone 7 and the 7 Plus are both selling infinitely better than they were in Q1 of last year! That ought to shut up the "Apple is doomed" folks. ;)
Rating: 8 Votes
30 months ago

As always conflicting statistics depending on the source. Go to sites such as ZDNet and the story is quite different where Samsung have the upper hand.


I just checked zdnet and found nothing to conflict with that report. Further, a search of Google didn't turn up anything either. Regardless, it doesn't matter. Apple's iPhone sales are producing profits unrivaled by others. It's iPhone versus the undifferentiated Android devices. Many use the term "iPhone" to generically refer to smartphones. No other device has that cachet.
Rating: 7 Votes
30 months ago

As always conflicting statistics depending on the source. Go to sites such as ZDNet and the story is quite different where Samsung have the upper hand.

Not of course there is any bias at all.


Samsung is selling more devices than Apple, but Apple's best-selling model is outselling Samsung's best-selling model.

It's not that complicated.
Rating: 6 Votes
30 months ago
The best sold Apple phone costs $649 for the base 32GB model

The best sold Samsung phone costs $92 for the base 8GB model

No wonder Samsung sells more phones than Apple...

Units are not comparable at all!

What's the point of selling many cheap phones? It is clear that Android OEMs cannot make it back in volume, because Google and Spotify are the ones taking advantage of Android's volume and not the OEMs. Google's not even taking that much of advantage of volume, because their store, with 85% of the marketshare of devices only makes 50% of what Apple makes, and YouTube Red, Google Play Music, etc. have been failures.

What's really interesting is that the Chinese can sell a more expensive phone than Samsung, the Oppo R9s costs $499! What a world, where a company that lives of the shade of Android being open source (no Google Play in China), can convince people to spend much more money than Samsung can! So many engineers, such a big company, so much money spent on advertising, and the result is selling a product like this:

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Their own costumers rate it 1.5 stars / 5!
Rating: 5 Votes
30 months ago

I'm curious to know what accessory is exclusive to the iPhone?

Lighting charger is a good place to start... AirPods... it goes on and on.
Rating: 4 Votes
30 months ago
This will only increase if the iPhone 8 has the features that have been rumored.
Rating: 4 Votes
30 months ago
Shock and Ya'll..

It'll be news when the iPhone isn't the best selling single model..
Rating: 4 Votes
30 months ago

This is why you can buy every. kind. of. accessory. if you have an iPhone. A huge ecosystem advantage.



I'm curious to know what accessory is exclusive to the iPhone?
Rating: 4 Votes

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