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iPhone Sales in China Dropped Significantly in Q1 2024

Tuesday April 23, 2024 4:25 am PDT by
iPhone sales in China declined significantly in the first quarter of 2024 as consumers turned to other premium smartphone brands, according to Counterpoint research. During the first quarter of the year, China's smartphone market experienced modest year-over-year growth of 1.5%, marking the second consecutive quarter of growth. This uptick in sales is largely attributed to strong sales...
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iPhone Sales in China Declined 24% in First Six Weeks of 2024

Monday March 4, 2024 11:53 pm PST by
Apple's iPhone sales in China saw a significant decline in the first six weeks of this year that saw it lose the title of China's best-selling smartphone maker to a local vendor. ‌iPhone‌ sales dropped by 24 percent, pushing Apple down to fourth among smartphone makers in the country, according to Counterpoint Research. Vivo took the top spot, thanks to its success in the budget segment of...
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Top 7 Best-Selling Smartphones Last Year Were All iPhones

Wednesday February 21, 2024 4:32 am PST by
Apple's iPhone models dominated the top 10 best-selling smartphones in 2023, with only Samsung's mid-range devices making the list, according to Counterpoint Research's Global Monthly Handset Model Sales Tracker. Apple took all top seven positions – a first for the company. iPhone 14 models made up the top three for the series to become the best-selling smartphone of 2023, with the US and...
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Apple CEO Tim Cook Visits China Amid Reports of Lower iPhone 15 Sales

Tuesday October 17, 2023 4:55 am PDT by
Apple CEO Tim Cook has made a surprise visit to China amid reports that iPhone 15 sales are down in the country compared to last year's iPhone 14 models (via Bloomberg). Cook visited an Apple's Taikoo Li store in Chengdu to watch a local gaming tournament for the major Tencent game "Honor of Kings" and talk to shoppers and staff. Cook later posted about the event on Weibo with a short video, ...
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iPhones Made Up Nearly Half of All Refurbished Smartphone Sales in 2022

Tuesday April 25, 2023 2:34 am PDT by
Apple's sales of refurbished iPhones saw double-digit growth in 2022, further solidifying its dominance in the global market for returned and repackaged smartphones. According to Counterpoint Research (via DigiTimes), Apple's refurbished sales grew by 16%, earning it a 49% share of the market last year, up from 44% in 2021. While Apple controlled almost half of the market, Samsung was a...
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Apple Dominates Top Ten Best-Selling Smartphones List for 2022

Tuesday March 7, 2023 3:06 am PST by
Apple was easily the most popular smartphone brand last year, with eight of its iPhone models featuring in a list of 10 best-selling smartphones. That's according to Counterpoint Research's Global Monthly Handset Model Sales Tracker, which establishes Apple as the first brand to occupy so many spots in its top 10. The remaining two spots were taken by Samsung. According to the report,...
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iPhone 13 Lineup Led Global Smartphone Revenues to Record High in 2021

Friday February 25, 2022 5:41 am PST by
Apple's iPhone 13 lineup led global smartphone revenues to a new high of $448 billion in 2021, Counterpoint reports. 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...
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iPhone Becomes Top Smartphone in China for First Time in Six Years

Wednesday January 26, 2022 4:41 am PST by
Apple became the top smartphone brand in China for the first time in six years in the fourth quarter of 2021, Counterpoint Research reports. While smartphone sales in China declined nine percent year on year for the third consecutive quarter in the fourth quarter of 2021, and smartphone sales declined two percent in 2021 for the fourth consecutive year, Apple finally surpassed Vivo to become ...
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Samsung Narrowing Gap With Apple Watch as Apple's Shipments Fall

Monday November 22, 2021 6:33 am PST by
While Apple maintained its dominant share of smartwatch shipments in the third quarter of 2021, the company's shipments fell as Samsung made significant gains, according to Counterpoint Research. Global smartwatch shipments in the third quarter of this year increased by 16 percent overall compared to the same time in 2020, but Apple Watch shipments declined by 10 percent. The drop may be...
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More Than 100 Million People Worldwide Use an Apple Watch

Thursday August 26, 2021 10:13 am PDT by
The Apple Watch continues to be the most popular smart watch on the market, and in Q2 2021, Apple hit a new user base milestone, according to Counterpoint Research's Global Smartwatch Shipments Tracker. There are now more than 100 million active Apple Watch users thanks to the device's design, health features, and related services. It's possible Apple hit this milestone even earlier than...
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iPhone 12 Passes 100 Million Sales in First Super-Cycle Since iPhone 6

Wednesday June 30, 2021 8:21 am PDT by
The iPhone 12 series has now sold over 100 million units and powered the first ‌iPhone‌ sales super-cycle since the launch of the ‌iPhone‌ 6, according to Counterpoint Research. The ‌iPhone‌ 12 lineup passed 100 million sales in April, meaning that the devices achieved the landmark figure within seven months of its launch. By comparison, this is two months earlier than the ‌iPhone‌ 11 series ...

iPhone 12 Mini Missing From Top 5 Best Selling Smartphone List of January 2021

Friday April 9, 2021 4:58 am PDT by
According to market data compiled by Counterpoint Research, Apple's smallest iPhone since the 2016 iPhone SE, the iPhone 12 mini, struggled to obtain a spot in the top five list of best-selling smartphones in January of this year. According to the market data, the ‌iPhone 12 mini‌ came in eighth place for the best-selling smartphone worldwide in the first month of the year. However, the ‌iPho...
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Apple Held Top Spot in Global Smartwatch Market in Q4 2020, Shipping 13 Million Apple Watch Series 6 and SE Models

Thursday March 4, 2021 11:40 pm PST by
According to market data from Counterpoint Research, Apple shipped 12.9 million models of the Apple Watch Series 6 and Apple Watch SE in the fourth quarter of 2020. The market saw an overall decline in smartwatch shipments compared to last year due to the ongoing global health crisis. Apple, however, saw a 19% increase in shipments YoY. Apple was the single largest smartwatch maker in Q4 of...
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Apple Maintained Its Dominant Share of the Wearables Market in 2020

Friday January 15, 2021 1:01 am PST by
Apple maintained a strong lead in the true wireless headphones market in 2020, with its popular AirPods making up over a quarter of all shipments, based on a new report. According to Counterpoint Research, Apple products comprised 29% of true wireless stereo (TWS) shipments in Q3 2020, while its Apple Watch made up 28% of all smartwatch shipments. With respect to the wearables market –...
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Report: iPhone 12 is 21% More Expensive to Make Than iPhone 11

Thursday January 7, 2021 3:21 am PST by
Apple's iPhone 12 is around a fifth more costly to make than an equivalent ‌iPhone‌ 11, based on an analysis of the blended materials by Counterpoint's component research practice. Producing a 128GB iPhone 12 mmWave (millimeter-wave) smartphone will cost Apple up to $431, 26% higher compared to the iPhone 11, according to the latest bill of materials (BoM) analysis by Counterpoint's component...
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iPhone 12 Became the World's Top 5G Smartphone Within Two Weeks of Launch

Monday December 21, 2020 7:07 am PST by
A new report published today by Counterpoint Research finds that the iPhone 12 became the world's bestselling 5G smartphone in October, in spite of its delayed launch. Although the ‌iPhone‌ 12 was only sold for two weeks in October, it was still able to top the rankings. These two weeks' worth of sales allowed the ‌iPhone‌ 12 to become the seventh-bestselling 5G device sold between...