May 4, 2018

iPhone X Was World's Best-Selling Smartphone In 1Q 2018, According To Strategy Analytics

Ignores analysts' doom and gloom of iPhone X sales, latest report from Strategy Analytics estimates that Apple has shipped total of 16 million units in the first three months of 2018, and that makes it the world's best-selling smartphone model during that period.

Not only that, the report states that the top four models in the world, both in terms of shipment amounts and market share, are iPhones, which includes iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, as well as iPhone 7, these models accounted approximately 12% of the global smartphone shipments in last quarter.

The research lines up with Cook's recent revelation that "customers chose iPhone X more than any other iPhone each week in the March quarter. just as they did following its launch in the December quarter," Since we split the line with the launch of iPhone 6 and 6 Plus in 2014, this is the first cycle in which the top of the line iPhone model has also been the most popular." The report also disclose the number of units Apple has shipped so far:
Apple has now shifted almost 50 million iPhone X units worldwide since commercial launch in November 2017. The Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus shipped 12.5 and 8.3 million units, respectively, for second and third place. The previous-generation iPhone 7 shipped a respectable 5.6 million units for fourth place. Combined together, Apple today accounts for four of the world's six most popular smartphone models."

As for Android devices, Xiaomi's low-priced Redmi 5A cracked the top five on the best-selling list, with an estimated 5.4 million shipments last quarter. Impressively, Samsung's new Galaxy S9 Plus that launched in the final month of the quarter, ranked sixth with an estimated 5.3 million shipments.

Image Via GSMArena

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