Whereas Apple could also be struggling to take care of its total smartphone gross sales numbers it nonetheless stands head and shoulders above the remaining in relation to particular person fashions.
Apple dominates Q1 2017 smartphone mannequin gross sales
The primary motive for this, in fact, is that it has far fewer fashions than different distributors. This does beg the query of what number of extra Apple might promote if it expanded down the value tier stack, however given how ridiculously worthwhile the corporate stays it may possibly’t be faulted for concluding ‘if it ain’t broke don’t repair it.’
“We estimate Apple iPhone 7 shipped 21.5 million models and captured 6 % marketshare worldwide in Q1 2017,” mentioned SA’s Juha Winter. “The iPhone 7 is by far the world’s hottest smartphone mannequin, attributable to a compelling mix of user-friendly design, intensive supporting apps, and widespread retail availability for the system. Apple iPhone 7 Plus, with its greater display and better pricing, shipped 17.four million models for second place and 5 % marketshare worldwide in Q1 2017.”
The key of Oppo’s success is revealed within the type of the R9, which accounted for a 3rd of all its gross sales, whereas Samsung’s means to take care of progress regardless of Note7-gate because of its mid-range J-series gadgets.
“Oppo R9s shipped eight.9 million models for third place and three % marketshare worldwide in Q1 2017,” mentioned SA’s Neil Mawston. “OPPO is basically unknown within the Western world, however its model is wildly well-liked in China and rising quickly throughout India. The R9s is OPPO’s flagship 4G system with key options reminiscent of dual-SIM connectivity and fingerprint safety.”
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“Samsung was nonetheless gearing up for the launch of its new Galaxy S8 portfolio, however managed to get two fashions within the prime 5 throughout Q1 2017,” mentioned SA’s Linda Sui. “The Galaxy J3 captured 2 % world smartphone marketshare and fourth place, whereas Galaxy J5 took 1 % world share to turn into the world’s fifth hottest mannequin. Samsung’s J3 and J5 are midrange gadgets that promote very effectively throughout Europe and Asia and so they helped to offset Samsung’s troubles with the Note7 battery fiasco within the quarter.”
As a result of we requested actually properly SA was sort sufficient to share the total yr 2016 mannequin cargo numbers with us, which as soon as extra reveal Apple dominance. The truth that the iPhone 7 bought nearly as many as its predecessor regardless of solely being launched late within the yr illustrates how vital the final quarter of the yr is to the corporate.
In different Apple information, bullish feedback from the world’s preeminent investor Warren Buffett have boosted Apple’s shares this week such that it grew to become the primary firm ever to be price greater than $800 billion by way of market capitalization, additional proof than it doesn’t have to put an excessive amount of effort into chasing gross sales progress.