According to the latest statistics released by Gartner, a market research organization, on February 23, Apple's smartphone shipments in the fourth quarter of 2020 surpassed that of its rival Samsung Electronics, taking back the top position for the first time since 2016.
According to Gartner, apple shipped nearly 80 million smartphones in the quarter, surpassing all other smartphone manufacturers, including Samsung. This is the first time since 2016 that Apple has regained its top position in the smartphone market in terms of single quarter shipments, the report said.
Apple's strong holiday shopping season and Gartner's latest estimates show that the company's iPhone 12 series, with 5g features and a new exterior design, is very popular in the market. These figures also show novel coronavirus pneumonia has been better tested by apple than its competitors.
IDC, a market research firm, also released its own statistical report last month, showing that Apple shipped 90.1 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of last year. IDC's report also said it was the best quarter for all companies in terms of smartphone shipments.
Apple didn't announce sales of its devices. However, the company said revenue from the iPhone grew 17% year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2020 to $65.6 billion. Apple's business is heavily affected by seasonality, and the fourth quarter ending December is usually the company's top quarter for sales.
Mobile phone mobile phone novel coronavirus pneumonia in 2020 showed that global smartphone shipments dropped by 5.4% while the sales of Apple mobile phones increased by 3.3% in the global Gartner epidemic. However, Samsung's mobile phone shipments in 2020 are still the highest.
The biggest drop in smartphone shipments was from Huawei, which saw its handset sales fall by 24.1% in 2020 as it was affected by restrictions on the supply of parts in the United States. Gartner data also showed that although Samsung did not face the same challenge, last year's shipment volume still fell by 14.6%. (small)