Based on smartphone sales for the fourth quarter of last year, Apple is the company that has sold the most units in the world. Without a doubt, a success for the company.
Success with even more merit if we take into account two factors. The first, the price. The smartphone market is full of good terminals, and most of them are cheaper than the iPhone. And secondly the happy pandemic. Because of him, who has suffered the most and who has suffered the least financially this year, and it should have affected sales of a high-end mobile.
According to a report released today by Canalys, Apple is the company that has sold the most smartphones in the world in the fourth quarter of last year, exceeding Samsung and Huawei in units sold. Take it now.
The report explains that Apple sold more iPhones than ever in the fourth quarter of 2020, reaching 81.8 million units sold. Samsung took second place with 62 million units, down 12% from the previous year. Among the others in the top five, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo gained positions at the expense of Huawei.
Total smartphone sales reached 359.6 million units in the fourth quarter amid the second wave of the global health crisis, where it affected only a slight 2% drop from 2019 figures, according to Canalys.
With numbers for all of 2020, Apple is in second place
If we look at the global numbers for the whole of 2020, Samsung remained in the first place with a market share of 20%, but its growth decreased by -14% compared to 2019. Apple came in second with 14%, with a growth of 5% compared to the previous year. Huawei (including Honor), which was hit with US sanctions in various markets, came third with 18% and negative growth of -22%.
Apple’s good numbers were corroborated with yesterday’s announcement of the fiscal first quarter 2021 balance sheet result, exceeding profits for the same period of 2020 (just before the declaration of the pandemic) and breaking the barrier of hundred billion dollars in revenue. Good winds are blowing for Tim Cook’s sailboat, no doubt.