1 in 5 Smartphones Sold in Q4 Was an iPhone

The iPhone keeps selling like hotcakes all over the world, with statistics shared by Canalys indicating Apple’s device was the most popular smartphone in the fourth quarter of 2021.

More specifically, the Cupertino-based tech giant accounted for no less than 22 percent of the phone sales worldwide, which means that more than 1 in 5 phones solid during the quarter was an iPhone.

However, Apple’s market share fell from 23 percent in Q4 2020 to 22 percent in Q4 2021, mostly as Samsung managed to recover and secure the runner-up spot with a market share increase from 17 percent to 20 percent.

Xiaomi continued to be the number three in the charts with a 12 percent share, followed by OPPO and vivo.

“Apple is back at the top of the smartphone market after three quarters, driven by a stellar performance from the iPhone 13,” said Canalys Analyst Sanyam Chaurasia.

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