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…

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iPhone 13 to Boost US iOS Installed Base as Carriers Push Promotions

Apple’s latest announcement brings us the newest generation iPhone 13, iPads and Apple Watch 7. Each of these devices promises improvements in…

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…

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…

5G Devices Capture Over Two-thirds of Global Smartphone Revenue in Q1 2021

5G, the new frontier in telecommunications technology, is being adopted faster than its predecessor, 4G. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we are…

Installed Base Data Testifies to iPhone 12’s Stellar Performance

Installed Base Data Testifies to iPhone 12’s Stellar Performance

Apple iPhone’s installed base increased by only 2% in Q1 2021 compared to Q1 2020. Unlike sales or shipments data, the installed base figure tells us…

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Podcast: Operator Promos Drive US 5G Smartphone Prices Under $150

The beginning of 2020 was quite challenging for the smartphone market after the COVID-19 outbreak, which resulted in lockdowns across several…

Counterpoint Research US Smartphone Market Grows 19% YoY in Q1 2021; 5G Smartphone Sales Eclipse 53 m Units

US Smartphone Market Grows 19% YoY in Q1 2021; 5G Smartphone Sales Eclipse 53 m Units

Boston, Toronto, Denver, London, New Delhi, Beijing, Taipei, Seoul – April 30, 2021 The US smartphone market saw a 19% year-over-year (YoY) growth in…

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…

Top 10 Best-selling Models in January 2021

Apple Takes 6 Spots in Top 10 Best-selling Models’ List for Jan

Apple grabbed six places in the global top 10 best-selling smartphone models’ list for January 2021, according to Counterpoint Research’s Market…

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Podcast: 5G Smartphone Shipments to Double in 2021 Despite Component Shortages

We saw the first wave of 5G smartphone launches in H1 2019 with prices above $1,000. These premium smartphones gave way to a completely new pricing…

Apple’s Record-Setting Q4 Will Spill Over Into a Great 2021

Apple registered a record-setting growth in the final quarter of 2020. All business units saw 17%-41% growth and total revenue was a whopping $111…

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Podcast: Resilient Smartphone Market Heads Confidently Into 2021

After a few years of decline, we were expecting the smartphone market to grow in 2020. Sure enough, the year did start on a good note. But towards…

Apple’s October – November iPhone Sales Signal Record Quarter and 2021

Apple’s October – November iPhone Sales Signal Record Quarter and 2021

Seoul, Hong Kong, New Delhi, Beijing, London, Buenos Aires, San Diego December 23, 2020 Apple is likely to break previous iPhone sales records during…

iPhone 12 Becomes World’s #1 5G Model Within Two Weeks of Launch

The iPhone 12 became the world’s best-selling 5G smartphone model in October despite a delayed launch, which resulted in only two weeks of sales…

A Week of iPhone 12 Sales at US Carrier Stores

A Week of iPhone 12 Sales at US Carrier Stores

The new iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro have now been selling in the US since October 23 and carriers are finally seeing more traction compared to the…

Five Observations from Last Week’s iPhone 12 Launch

Apple officially began selling its newest iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro last week. The iPhone 12 mini and iPhone 12 Pro Max hit the stores November 13.…

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Podcast: iPhone 12 to Make 5G Mainstream in Europe

The COVID-19 pandemic followed by lockdowns caused the European smartphone market to decline in Q1 2020 and Q2 2020. But as restrictions started…