One in Two Smartphones Sold in Canada During Q2 2020 Was an Apple iPhone

Los Angeles, Boston, Toronto, Buenos Aires, London, New Delhi, Hong Kong, Beijing, Seoul – August 10, 2020 Smartphone sales in Canada declined 36% YoY in Q2 2020, according to Counterpoint’s North America Monthly Channel Share Tracker service. The COVID-19 outbreak impacted Canadian smartphone sales while the majority of carrier stores remained shut during most of the first half of the quarter.……

Apple opens another megastore in China amid William Barr criticism

Apple has long relied on China not just for manufacturing partners but also generating revenues from App Store (especially games) and iPhone sales. Nonetheless, local smartphone makers such as Huawei — which opened its largest store to date in June — have been chipping away at Apple’s Chinese market share in recent quarters, leaving the American giant in the fifth place with about 10% of total…

Apple ‘Arms’ Macs with Apple Silicon

At its Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) this year, Apple announced that its entire Mac product line will switch from Intel chips to Apple Silicon within two years. Based on ARM cores, Apple Silicon is a series of Apple-designed SoCs meant to fulfill the requirements of new Macs that allow iOS apps to run directly on the new Mac OS - macOS Big Sur. Apple plans to ship the first Mac with…

iOS 14 to macOS Big Sur and Apple Silicon, Top Announcements from WWDC 2020

Last week, Apple held its annual developer conference, WWDC, which was different than the past few years. Instead of having developers and journalists from across the globe in the auditorium, Apple went ahead with a virtual keynote, as this is becoming a new normal in this COVID-19 pandemic situation. The WWDC 2020 conference saw Apple executives announce software updates and new features…

Four Out of Five Best Selling Models in the Premium Segment Were From Apple

The premium smartphone segment (wholesale price >US$ 400) sell-through declined 13% YoY globally during the first quarter of 2020, according to Counterpoint’s Market Pulse service. The contraction was part of the general smartphone market slowdown due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The segment remains key as it contributed close to 57% of total global smartphone revenue during the quarter. Apple…

Apple iPhone Market Share: By Quarter

Apple iPhone Shipments: By Quarter  Quarter 2018 Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018 Q4 2019 Q1 2019 Q2 2019 Q3 2019 Q4 2020 Q1 Shipments (in Mn) 52.2 41.3 46.9 65.9 42 36.5 44.8 72.3 40 DOWNLOAD: (Use the buttons below to download the complete chart)      Apple iPhone Market Share: By Quarter Quarter 2018 Q1 2018 Q2 2018 Q3 2018 Q4 2019 Q1 2019 Q2…

Apple iPhone Sales Suffer Due to COVID-19; Services and Wearables Come to the Rescue

Apple showed it is resilient and has revenue diversification during these extraordinary COVID-19 times. The company saw iPhone volumes decline 7% but was able to more than make up the difference with service revenues which grew 17% and wearables revenues which grew 23%. The company saw iPhone installed bases hit all-time highs in all regions—showing its base remains faithful to the brand. CEO…

India Hearables (TWS) Shipments Posted 700% YoY Growth, Led by Apple, Noise, JBL, Samsung & realme

The top three brands contributed almost half of the total shipments in 2019 realme emerged among top 5 brands within initial month of launch. Increasing content consumption by smartphone users and features like smart assistants, portability, etc. drove the demand for TWS. New Delhi, Hong Kong, Seoul, London, Beijing, San Diego, Buenos Aires April 23rd, 2020 The India TWS market posted a…

Podcast: New iPhone SE – Powerful Apple Experiences at $399

Four years after launching the compact and powerful iPhone SE, Apple has finally launched its successor. The new and refreshed 2020 model is also called the iPhone SE. A lot has changed in the past four years where modern smartphones now come with an edge-to-edge screen, multiple cameras among others. Yet, Apple has gone with the old design featuring thick bezels, a physical home button and more.…

The Real Reason Why Apple Launched an iPhone SE on the Cusp of the 5G Era

The next-generation iPhone SE has been launched after many rumors and leaks over the last three years. The device is a successor of the previous generation iPhone SE launched in March 2016. According to Counterpoint Research, we expect 2020 shipments of the new iPhone SE to exceed 15 million units driven by the lower price point and best-in-class A13 Bionic chipset, which is also used in the…

Apple Regains Popularity in China With iPhone 11 Series

According to Counterpoint’s latest Market Monitor data, Apple’s market share in China in Q4 2019 rose to 14%, the highest level since 2018. Apple’s new iPhone 11 series have helped Apple regain its popularity among Chinese customers. During the same time period, iPhone 11 / iPhone 11 Pro/ iPhone 11 Pro Max have outperformed the iPhone XR/XS/XS Max by 36%. iPhone 11 was the top performer,…

One-Third of Global Smartphones Sold in 2019 Had Embedded Hardware Security, Apple leads with 42% Market Share

Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego Feb 12th, 2020 Apple and Huawei implement embedded hardware security through a secure element (eSE/inSE). Samsung uses a physically unclonable function (PUF). Sales of smartphones with embedded hardware security (secure smartphones) grew 39% year-on-year (YoY) in 2019, according to the latest research from Counterpoint’s IoT…

True Wireless Hearables Market Beats Expectations in 2019 with Apple to Continue Dominating in 2020

Apple expected to lead the true wireless hearables market, selling more than 100m units in 2020. Competition for second place will remain fierce, especially in the premium market. Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego February 11th 2020 The global market size for true wireless hearables (or TWS) beat expectations, growing more than 50% in 4Q19, this is now…

Global Smartphone Market – Apple Gained the Top Spot in Q4 2019 While Huawei Surpassed Apple to Become the Second-Largest Brand in CY 2019

Global smartphone market returns to quarterly growth (3% YoY) in Q4 2019, but declined (1% YoY) in 2019 overall Apple iPhone shipments grew in 11% YoY during Q4 2019, even without a 5G variant realme was the fastest-growing brand in CY 2019 (453% YoY) New Delhi, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Seoul, San Diego, London, Buenos Aires – Jan 30th, 2020 The global smartphone market declined 1% YoY in CY 2019,…

Apple Quarterly Results Eclipse Expectations; iPhone Drives the Quarter

Apple results in their largest quarter of the year were above expectations. The big driver was iPhone sales. Many believed this would be a challenging quarter (and year) for Apple as the company is without a 5G flagship. This was not the case. Apple iPhone revenues were up 7.6% to $55.96 billion during the quarter. The iPhone 11 was the top seller each week of December. The top three sellers…