500-mn Installed Base: Xiaomi Joins Samsung, Apple; What next?

Xiaomi passed a significant milestone in Q1 2022. According to Counterpoint Research’s Installed Base Tracker Service, the Chinese brand crossed the 500-million smartphone installed base mark early in the quarter to join Samsung and Apple in the elite club. Theoretically, Xiaomi’s large user base can (1) help the company branding develop further if products match or exceed expectations, (2)…

Apple’s Record Quarter Shadowed by Continued Shortages, Other Risks

With a March quarter with many headwinds – inflation, component shortages, war and COVID-19 lockdowns – Apple recorded impressive results. Overall revenues grew 9% YoY while iPhone revenues were up 5%. Apple was able to grow its installed base to an all-time high even as all services hit new highs and all regions grew with the exceptions of Japan and Rest of Asia Pacific, which had tough exchange…

Apple’s Hardware Subscription Plan a Game Changer

Apple is reportedly working on a subscription model for iPhone and other hardware products. The news made headlines across the tech world. Apple’s influence and strength position it to effect a dramatic shift in the way smartphones are sold. A hardware subscription model comes with its own set of opportunities and challenges. While Apple is most equipped to implement such a plan and become immune…

Business Today Featuring Tarun Pathak: Tech Today: Apple vs FB!

Facebook says Apple iOS privacy change will result in $10 billion revenue hit this year. How could one feature change from Apple cost Facebook or meta billions of dollars? Our Research Director, Tarun Pathak, who has been tracking this space, understands how Apple and Facebook operate and what Apple does inside these devices.

iPhone SE 5G, new iPad Air with M1 SoC, Mac Studio with M1 Ultra SoC & more announced at Apple Event

At its first launch event of 2022, titled “Peek Performance”, Apple announced a new iPhone SE with refreshed hardware and 5G connectivity, a new iPad Air, a powerful new desktop computer, and much more. Apple also announced its most powerful SoC, the M1 Ultra, which completes the first generation of the Apple Silicon family. Below is a quick look at everything that Apple announced. iPhone SE 5G:…

Apple Captures 7 Spots in 2021 List for Global Top 10 Smartphones

London, San Diego, New Delhi, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Hong Kong – March 8, 2022 The top 10 best-selling smartphone models contributed 19% to the total global smartphone unit sales in 2021, compared to 16% in 2020, according to Counterpoint Research’s Global Monthly Handset Model Sales Tracker. Apple, Samsung and Xiaomi were the only brands that made it to the 2021 top 10 list. Apple…

Apple iPhone Market Share: 2007 to 2021

Apple iPhone Shipments: Annual Apple iPhone shipments (M units) Year 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 Shipments 3.7 13.1 24.9 47.5 93 135.8 153.4 192.6 231.5 215.2 215.83 206.26 195.6 201.1 237.9 Apple iPhone Market Share: Annual Apple iPhone market share Year 2007 2008 2009 2010…

iPhone 13 Helps Apple Break Many December Quarter Records

Apple posted a record December quarter which included record revenues, record installed base, tremendous growth in all business units (exception: supply constrained iPad), and double-digit revenue growth in most regions (Japan the lone region with a decline of 14%). If there was suspicion that the iPhone 13, Apple’s second generation 5G smartphone, would be a weak upgrade, these results squashed…

Apple Reaches its Highest Ever Market Share in China

Smartphone sales in China declined (9% YoY) for the third consecutive quarter in Q4 2021. Full-year smartphone sales declined (2% YoY) for the fourth consecutive year in 2021 Apple surpassed vivo to become China's #1 OEM for the first time since Q4 2015, capturing 23% market share, its highest ever. realme was the fastest growing brand (83% YoY) in Q4 2021. Four out of five…

Apple iPhone is No. 1 in China for 6 Consecutive Weeks Now

- iPhone 13 series drives success for Apple in China. - Reduced prices of the iPhone 12 series also well received. London, San Diego, New Delhi, Beijing, Buenos Aires, Seoul, Hong Kong – January 13, 2022 According to the latest China Smartphone Weekly Tracker from Counterpoint Research, Apple continues to be the top smartphone brand in terms of sales units and revenue in China for six…

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 –…