Apple iPhone Market Share: By Quarter

Apple iPhone Shipments: By Quarter  Apple iPhone Shipments (in Millions) Quarter 2018 Q4 2019 Q1 2019 Q2 2019 Q3 2019 Q4 2020 Q1 2020 Q2 2020 Q3 2020 Q4 2021 Q1 2021 Q2 2021 Q3 Ship-ments (in Mn) 65.9 42.0 36.5 44.8 72.3 40.0 37.5 41.7 81.9 59.5 48.9 48.0 DOWNLOAD: (Use the buttons below to download the complete chart)      Apple…

Apple Becomes Largest Smartphone Brand in China in October 2021

Apple became the #1 smartphone brand in China for the first time since December 2015. At 46% MoM, Apple saw the highest growth among all major brands in China in October 2021. Beijing, Seoul, Taipei, London, Boston, Toronto, New Delhi, Hong Kong – November 26, 2021 Apple surpassed vivo in October 2021 to become the largest smartphone OEM in China for the first time since December 2015,…

US Smartphone Volumes Grow 1% YoY in Q3 2021 as Apple Leads; Motorola Becomes Third Largest OEM After LG’s Exit

The US smartphone market grew 9% QoQ and 1% YoY in Q3 2021 as it rebounded despite the ongoing component shortages affecting low-end smartphone supplies. Apple retained the number one spot in Q3 2021, with its market share growing to 42%. Both Samsung and Motorola continued to gain due to LG’s exit. Boston, San Jose, Toronto, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, Beijing, Buenos Aires –…

M1 Pro, M1 Max Give Definitive Push to Apple’s M1 Journey

Benefitting from its accumulated know-how, Apple quickly swept the PC market with the launch of M1-based Macs. While the M1 was designed for entry-level Macs, the M1 Pro and M1 Max, launched on October 18, are meant for advanced Macs. Instead of the Ax chips for iPhones, Apple’s most advanced processors will be from the M series for PCs. Ax will inherit the features and innovations of the M…

Apple Unleashes MacBook Pros with New M1 Pro, M1 Max SoCs, Promises a Notch Higher Performance

Apple’s new M1 Pro and M1 Max SoCs offer up to 10-core CPU, 32-core GPU and 64GB unified memory. Apple also announced new 14-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pros. Apple’s October 2021 fall event saw a bunch of new hardware announcements. These include redesigned MacBook Pros, new colors for the HomePod mini smart speaker and the much-awaited TWS, AirPods 3. Apple also announced two new chipsets –…

Apple Captures 75% of Global Handset Market Operating Profit in Q2 2021

The dynamics of the top global handset OEMs keep changing from a shipment point of view, as we saw with Xiaomi becoming the second-highest selling smartphone brand globally in Q2 2021. However, the picture from a revenue and operating profit point of view has stayed much more stable over the past several quarters. Apple has been the biggest profit and revenue generator in the handset…

Apple Watch Series 7 review

But one name continues to loom large in a way seldom seen in a fairly mature category. Last quarter, the Apple Watch’s active user base crossed 100 million, according to Counterpoint Research. The company took three of the top four smartwatch spots globally with the Series 6, SE and Series 3, with Samsung managing to sneak into the No. 3 slot with its latest Galaxy Watch Active...Read more

iPhone 13 to Watch Series 7 & 5G iPad mini: The Apple Event Lowdown

Apple announced the new iPhone 13 series with four models. Watch Series 7 brings a bigger, brighter display along with faster charging. iPad mini gets 5G connectivity, high-res front camera and Apple Pencil (2nd gen) support. At the “California Streaming” event on September 14, Apple announced the new iPhone 13 series, Apple Watch Series 7 and two new iPads. There aren’t many major…

Apple Continues to Retain Over 50% Share of Premium Smartphone Market in Q2 2021

The global premium smartphone market (models priced $400* and above) recorded a 46% YoY sales growth in Q2 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s Market Pulse Service. The growth in the premium segment outpaced the overall market growth of 26% YoY. Besides, the premium segment share in the global smartphone sales increased to 24% in Q2 2021, compared to 21% in Q2 2020. Apple continued to lead…

iPhone 13 to Help Apple Grab One-Third of 2021 Global 5G Shipments

Boston, Toronto, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – September 10, 2021 Apple’s iPhone 12 and upcoming 13 series devices are set to spike Q4 2021 global 5G shipments to nearly 200m units, helping grow 2021 total shipments to 605m, according to Counterpoint Research’s latest Mobile Handset Shipment Forecasts. Last year, Apple’s iPhone 12 accounted for 24% of all 5G smartphone shipments…

Smartwatch Market Grows 27% YoY in Q2 2021; Apple Watch User Base Crosses 100 Million

The market grew a healthy 27% YoY, thanks to strong demand for sub-$100 smartwatches. Samsung and Garmin posted remarkable YoY growth even as Apple maintained its lead. Rapid growth expected in India’s market with the rise of local brands such as Boat and Noise. Boston, Beijing, Toronto, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul – August 26, 2021 Showing a full recovery from COVID-19,…

Hon Hai – Diversification Beyond Apple into Semiconductor & EV Space Key to Long-Term Growth

We deep dive into the earnings performance of the world's largest smartphone EMS and potentially the largest EMS player by revenue - Hon Hai (Foxconn Group). Short-Term Performance & Outlook: Apple remains the foundation, Cloud & Components business bright spots Hon Hai''s 2Q'21 revenue climbed to NT$1351 Billion ($48.55 Billion), was in line with the expectations from the group’s…

Google’s Path to Vertical Integration with Tensor SoC – Become Apple or Stay Google?

Google finally launched its long-rumored  code-named "Whitechapel" in-house smartphone System-on-Chip (SoC) yesterday. Google is calling it "Tensor" SoC adding to its portfolio of Cloud & Edge TPUs to showcase its Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Machine Learning (ML) prowess. This first custom-built SoC is designed for the upcoming Pixel portfolio in the Fall'2021 - Pixel 6 / 6 Pro.…

Q2 2021: Apple Achieves Record June Quarter Shipments, Xiaomi Becomes the Second-Largest Smartphone Brand Globally

Global smartphone market grew 19% YoY but declined by 7% QoQ as 329 million units were shipped, led by Samsung. Xiaomi eclipses 50 million smartphones, becoming the world’s second-largest smartphone brand for the first time ever. Samsung retained the number one spot with shipments reaching 58 million units in Q2 2021, however, its market share declined to 18% as compared to 22% in Q1 2021…

Apple Floats Above China Technology Crackdown — For Now

Chinese technology companies like Huawei Technologies, Shenzhen Zhixin New Information Technology, Vivo Communication Technology Company and Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp. have more or the same amount of mobile phone market share in China as Apple, according to data from market research firm Counterpoint...Read more

Q2 2021: Apple Updates

Apple Marches Forward With Record FY Q3 2021 iPhone Sales July 27, 2021 Apple continues to break records for iPhone sales, with FY Q3 2021 expected to be another banner quarter.  According to Counterpoint Research’s Monthly Market Pulse Model Sales, July 2021 Edition, iPhone sales for Apple’s FY third quarter will come in at 49.6m units. Q3 sales saw continued strong demand for the iPhone 12…