Two of Apple’s iPhones were the top two smartphones sold around the world during the third quarter of 2017.
According to new data released from the market research firm Canalys, Apple’s iPhone 7 and 6s were the most sold smartphones worldwide. The data shows that the iPhone 7 sold 13.0 million units, and the iPhone 6S sold 7.9 million units.
“Shipments of older devices, such as the iPhone 6s and SE, saw an uptick in Q3,” said Ben Stanton. “The iPhone 7 also shipped strongly after its price cut in September. Apple grew in Q3, but it was these older, cheaper models that propped up total iPhone shipments. Apple is clearly making a portfolio play here. With the launch of the iPhone X, it now has five tiers of iPhone and delivers iOS at more price bands than ever before. This is a new strategy for Apple. It is aggressively defending its market share, but it will not compromise its rigid margin structure to do so.”
Following Apple’s devices, Samsung’s Galaxy J2 Prime came in third with 7.9 million, Oppo’s A57 came in fourth with 7.8 million, and Oppo’s R11 came in fifth 7.2 million.
While the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus didn’t make the top 5, Canalys says that both models combined sold 11.8 million units which is 1.2 million units behind the iPhone 7. Among consumers, the iPhone 8 Plus seems to be more popular than the standard iPhone 8.
The new iPhone 8 and 8 Plus accounted for 11.8 million of these. This falls well short of its predecessor, the iPhone 7 line, which topped 14 million in its first quarter. But while Apple shipped 5.4 million units of the iPhone 8, it shipped 6.3 million of the larger iPhone 8 Plus. This makes the iPhone 8 Plus the first iPhone Plus model to out-ship its smaller sibling in a single quarter.
We’ll see if the iPhone 8 or 8 Plus will make the top 5 in the upcoming quarter.
Source/Photo Credit: Canalys