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iPhone is still the most popular smartphone in the world

by Danny Zepeda | August 16, 2017August 16, 2017 10:30 am PDT

The iPhone is still by far the most popular smartphone in the world according to new numbers by research firm Strategy Analytics.

Apple shipped a reported 16.9 million iPhone 7 units globally during the second quarter of 2017. That places the iPhone 7 at the top of smartphone shipments. In second place was the iPhone 7 Plus, with 15.1 million units shipped.

During the its second quarter earnings call, Apple revealed it sold 50.7 million iPhones. That means the 7 and and 7 Plus accounted for 32 million, with the rest of the iPhone line-up (SE, 6s, 6s Plus) selling about 18.7 million units.

“iPhone 7 remains the world’s most popular smartphone model overall, due to a compelling blend of user-friendly design, extensive supporting apps, and widespread retail presence for the device,” stated Strategy Analytics Senior Analyst Juha Winter.

Lagging in a distant third and fourth place were Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus with 10.2 million and 9.0 million units shipped respectively. The Samsung flagship smartphones are by far the most popular Android smartphone out there.

In a bit of a surprise, Xiaomi’s Redmi 4A was the fifth most popular smartphone with 5 million units shipped during the quarter. The Chinese manufacturer has been making a killing in its native China, where its affordable phones have become quite popular.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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