Canalys: Apple was back on top of the global smartphone market in Q4

18 January 2022
The company was #2 the previous quarter, during the October-December period it was propelled by strong iPhone sales.

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Manchito, 18 Jan 2022Those who say that Apple is a winner makes me laugh. They h... moreAnd in only one quarter of the year, incidentally the quarter following their new models becoming available, essentially. Same thing every year. It would be very bad if Apple didn't take 1st place in q4 considering their launch schedule.

Samsung is still the biggest throughout the year, as a single brand. BBK is also very interesting.

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Anonymous, 18 Jan 2022That doesn't make any sense, any Iphone would have sim... moreI’m sure you can understand what I said if you try a bit harder.

Apple’s market share when compared to Galaxy S phones and the like is crushing year after year.

#facts

i don't understand with these apple haters

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A midrange Samsung phone is smarter than any iPhone. Has more functions too.

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Anonymous, 18 Jan 2022Apple. Once new generation hits the stores, sales of o... more150.000.000 devices

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Manchito, 18 Jan 2022Those who say that Apple is a winner makes me laugh. They h... moreApple.

Once new generation hits the stores, sales of older iphones drop.
Current generation easily counts for more than 80% of the sales.
While Apple is selling basically over 150.000 devices that cost at least $600, other brag about selling similar amount of sub-$350.

Also, Apple is making way more money than all other combined.

How many galaxy M30 or redmi note 10 need to be sold to bring same amount of money single unit of 13 pro max brings?

The iphone sold in USA for $1200 costs $2100 in Turkey. Now imagine the amount of money Apple makes.

Also, about 5 million ipads sold per month.

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Anonymous, 18 Jan 2022That doesn't make any sense, any Iphone would have sim... moreAlmost all android brands sell more midranges/low ends than flagships.
Asus has not made midranges for few years already, same applies to Meizu that only now going back to budget market.
Sony sells more 1 and 5 than 10 and Ace.

Yes, Apple has huge % of the market above $700.

bulbulito.bayagbag, 18 Jan 2022Dude, even if android oems sell a ton of budget, mid range ... moreYeah they're still king but not by much. The difference is getting smaller, like i said right? Like the data show. Let's see 2022, 2023. I have nothing against Apple, might even buy an iPhone as my next phone. Nor do i have against Android. The more competition, the better. It was a shame Huawei was forced out of the game. But others will come.

Anonymous, 18 Jan 2022Pointless when in the end, Apple makes with iphone/ipad sal... moreTrue but that might start to change in the near future, going this route....

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Manchito, 18 Jan 2022I won't. I rather spend my money on a good Android tha... moreAgreed, Apple is just fan base or posers thinking having an Apple product will put them on a high class group instantly haha

Those who say that Apple is a winner makes me laugh. They have only 23 percent guys, don't get too excited. That means the rest of smartphones sold running Android which is more than 70 percent. So, who wins now?

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bulbulito.bayagbag, 18 Jan 2022Dude, even if android oems sell a ton of budget, mid range ... moreEasy, people buy Apple because of their software and integration, note that Apple is crap hardware wise

I won't. I rather spend my money on a good Android than on walled iPhone. And here where I live, only poor people or simple ones buy iPhone because this way they think that they have a status. Most of them with cracked screens, scratches, broken earpiece, because they don't have enough money to buy a new one. The rest? Android. Once you reach an age, you realise that you don't have to pay a fortune for a smartphone to send whatsapps and check social profiles.

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Anonymous, 18 Jan 202280% of people who can afford a flagship will buy an iPhone ... moreThat doesn't make any sense, any Iphone would have similar price to an Android flagship. What's your point?

Wonder how much Apple actually could have sold if they had enough phones to sell. Because of that they will have very high Q1 too, so many couldn’t buy iPhone 13 last year even if they wanted.

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80% of people who can afford a flagship will buy an iPhone

#facts

samsung won't sell well this year... the next S22 is not that much appealing and also so close to the previous generation in term of design specially the s22 and s22+

Bodygard, 18 Jan 2022Apple is (slowly) losing dominance in sales. What you shoul... moreDude, even if android oems sell a ton of budget, mid range devices, that is still not enough to knock off Apple from the top. How can they do that when Apple sells millions of premium devices which have the biggest margins?

Nexus One, 18 Jan 2022Sold is more important than shipments. True, even if Huawei is already out of the running, Xiaomi, Oppo, Vivo still not able to knock off Apple from the top.

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AnonD-1034642, 18 Jan 2022Read again the data, more than 90% of scamsung sells are mi... moreGosh, does this childish namecalling STILL go on today?