If the company's data is accurate, then this is the first time in the last five years that Apple has become the number 1 company smartphone manufacturing in sales. This means that the 5G Her iPhones managed to beat the tough competition.
Samsung had overtaken Apple for most of 2020, with a total of 253 million portable sales devices. During the same period, Apple had sold about 199,8 million devices. Based on these data, in terms of global market share, Samsung held 18,8% and Apple 14,8%.
But it seems that things changed in the last quarter of 2020. According to Gartner, Apple sold 79,9 million iPhone, while Samsung 62,1 million devices. This means that Apple gained 20,8% of the market, while Samsung 16,2%.
But it was not just Apple's success in the last quarter. Samsung seemed to be being "pushed" by other manufacturers of laptops devices at a lower cost. The Xiaomi, for example rose to third place in the fourth quarter of 2020.
On the other hand, Huawei continued its downward trend, with Gartner writing:
"Η Huawei recorded the biggest drop among the top five smartphone sellers that made it lose second place from Apple. Its impact prohibition of use Google applications on her smartphone Huawei he was serious about her performance Huawei and adversely affected sales".
However, it should be noted that the devices released by Samsung in the fourth quarter of 2020 were lower cost devices, such as the Galaxy A42 5G. The next top series, the series Samsung Galaxy S21, did not make its debut until January 2021. On the other hand, Apple released the iPhone 12 series in the last quarter of 2020, which gave it a lot of impetus.
It was expected that the release of the iPhone 12 would help Apple significantly. As it seems, however, he not only helped her, but her allowed to overtake Samsung and yes conquer the first place after years. The last time Apple was ranked as the top seller of smartphones was in the fourth quarter of 2016. The iPhone 12 is, according to previous reports, the iPhone with the biggest sales of Apple for years.
Source: Cult of Mac