iPhone 13 Lineup Led Global Smartphone Revenues to Record High in 2021

Apple's iPhone 13 lineup led global smartphone revenues to a new high of $448 billion in 2021, Counterpoint reports.

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Smartphone revenues grew seven percent year-on-year and 12 percent quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter of 2021, despite difficulties caused by component shortages. Apple's iPhone revenue is believed to have increased 35 percent year-on-year to $196 billion in 2021, its highest ever quarterly revenue. This enabled it to capture 44 percent of total global smartphone revenue that year.

As well as leading global revenues to the new high, the success of the ‌iPhone 13‌ lineup pushed up the average selling price of smartphones by 12 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2021. This was also aided by the proliferation of 5G-enabled devices, which made up more than 40 percent of global smartphone shipments in 2021, compared to just 18 percent in 2020.

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The average selling price of iPhones also increased by 14 percent due to demand for the iPhone 12 and ‌iPhone 13‌ lineups, reaching $825. Apple also bolstered its market share with gains in key emerging markets, including India, Thailand, Vietnam and Brazil.

The top five smartphone brands contributed more than 85 percent of the total smartphone revenue. Samsung's smartphone revenue increased by 11 percent year-on-year, while Xiaomi and Oppo increased by 49 percent and 47 percent respectively. Amid rapid expansion, both Xiaomi and Oppo recently set out plans to directly challenge Apple on a global scale in the premium smartphone segment.

Top Rated Comments

TheYayAreaLiving ? Avatar
10 months ago
The iPhone 13 remains the undisputed champion of all times. ?
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
MacBebe Avatar
10 months ago
Amazing accomplishment for the iPhone after 15 years. Still could not forget when Ballmer laughed at the original iPhone when it was launched in 2007.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
adamlbiscuit Avatar
10 months ago
Good - although the iPhone 13 lineup wasn't all that in terms of excitement it is, most importantly, a solid phone in my experience. Easily a phone that's going to last many years.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
sideshowuniqueuser Avatar
10 months ago

Good - although the iPhone 13 lineup wasn't all that in terms of excitement it is, most importantly, a solid phone in my experience. Easily a phone that's going to last many years.
Yep, it was the iPhone 12 that, in returning to the iPhone 4-esque design, created the excitement. The iPhone 13 is merely an iteration.
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Moonlight Avatar
10 months ago
Can this put to bed the notion that the number 13 is somehow cursed?? Because it clearly isn't.
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_Spinn_ Avatar
10 months ago
Very impressive numbers.
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