Apple shipped extra smartphones within the fourth quarter of 2020 than every other firm, together with its rival, Samsung.
That is the primary time since 2016 that Apple has been on prime of the worldwide smartphone gross sales chart.
In accordance with Gartner smartphone gross sales report, smartphone gross sales declined worldwide by 5% within the fourth quarter of 2020, as Apple secured the highest spot for the primary time since 2016.
The launch of the 5G iPhone 12 sequence helped Apple report double-digit development within the fourth quarter of 2020 surpassing Samsung to retake the No. 1 international smartphone vendor spot.
Samsung has been on the highest spot for just a few years, however after Apple launched the brand new iPhone 12 fashions, Apple surpassed Samsung with 20.8% of the worldwide smartphone market within the fourth quarter.
Samsung got here second on the chart with a 16.2% market share adopted by Xiaomi with 11.3%, OPPO with an 8.9% market share earlier than Huawei.
As a result of ban on using Google purposes on Huawei’s smartphones, the corporate recorded the best decline among the many prime 5 smartphone distributors which negatively affected its gross sales.
Samsung confirmed a decline in gross sales in 2020. whereas Apple was one of many few, together with Xiaomi, that confirmed development over the whole 12 months.
In accordance with CNBC, Apple shipped almost 80 million items within the quarter, surpassing all different smartphone makers together with Samsung. Apple’s enterprise is seasonal and the quarter ending in December is the corporate’s largest when it comes to gross sales.