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,…

Apple iPhone Market Share: By Quarter

Apple iPhone Shipments: By Quarter  Apple iPhone Shipments (in Millions) Quarter 2018 Q3 2018 Q4 2019 Q1 2019 Q2 2019 Q3 2019 Q4 2020 Q1 2020 Q2 2020 Q3 2020 Q4 2021 Q1 2021 Q2 Ship-ments (in Mn) 46.9 65.9 42.0 36.5 44.8 72.3 40.0 37.5 41.7 81.9 59.5 48.9 DOWNLOAD: (Use the buttons below to download the complete chart)      Apple…

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…

Apple’s PaaS : Privacy-as-a-Service

Apple is bold & brilliant. Since the launch of the first iPhone & iOS 12 years ago, Apple has transformed into a company sitting on a gold mine of more than a billion premium users. It has a strong understanding of how to respect and protect those users, while extracting the gold in a timely manner. Apple’s robust, vertically integrated engineering approach to developing tightly…

BoM Analysis: Apple Watch Series 6 Costs $136 to Produce

Boston, Beijing, San Diego, Hong Kong, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Seoul – June 1, 2021 Apple dominates the global smartwatch market. Ease of use, aggressive marketing, global market grasp and branding make Apple the top player in the segment. According to Counterpoint’s Global Smartwatch Shipment Tracker, Apple's market share climbed to 33% in Q1 2021. Producing an Apple Watch Series 6,…

No Stopping This Apple Cart: New Macs to Extend Chip Dominance

Apple’s new Mac will upend the Intel-dominated PC market and open up new opportunities, while the PC will be the next battleground for existing smartphone application processor (AP) vendors. Apple is now a step ahead, as it controls both the operating system and the hardware, as well as the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) environment. Others are unlikely to follow suit. Apple’s…

Apple’s $60-billion Opportunity

Marc Andreessen's famous quote from the last decade, "Software is eating the world", was right on the money. However, the game has changed this decade – now "Data is eating the world". Eight out of the world's top ten companies in terms of market cap, including Apple, Alphabet, Microsoft, Facebook and Alibaba, have seen their valuations swell close to trillion dollars, bigger than many individual…

One in Five iPads Sold in 2022 to Have Apple’s M-series SoC

At its Spring Loaded event in April 2021, Apple made a bunch of announcements on new iMacs, Apple TV, iPad Pros, AirTags, and more. Apple also introduced the new purple color variant for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini. But among all the announcements, the iPad Pro with M1 chip took the center stage. The Apple Silicon chip not only makes it the most powerful and expensive iPad to date but also…

Apple Leads the $100 Billion+ Smartphone Market with 42% Share

Global smartphone shipment revenue crossed the $100 billion mark for the first time for a March-ending quarter to reach $113 billion. Global shipments grew 20% YoY, reaching 354 million units, led by OPPO, vivo, Xiaomi and Apple. Samsung regained its top spot as the world's biggest OEM, with shipments reaching 76.8 million units in Q1 2021. Seoul, Taipei, Beijing, London, Boston,…

Apple Takes the Cake with Latest Results

Apple had a record-setting quarter with the highest revenues and earnings ever during the Jan-Mar period. All product segments saw record revenue highs. The Mac had an all-time record revenue quarter. All product segments hit record installed bases. Keys takeaways from the quarter: iPhone revenues were up a whopping 66%. Our Global Model Sales Tracker shows record high market share in the…