The iPhone 12 Makes Apple The world’s Number one Smartphone Company: As demand for iPhones soared during the last quarter of 2020, Apple overtook Samsung.
Gartner, a company that monitors sales of various electronic devices, including smartphones, has released a new report.
According to the report, after introducing the iPhone 12 series for the first time providing 5G support, Apple remained the world’s number one smartphone company in the October-December quarter of 2020.
The report said that the last time Apple won the award was in the fourth quarter of 2016, and thanks to the iPhone 12, it was able to do so four years later.
Apple introduced the 5G iPhone series in mid-October and sold about 80 million smartphones in the last three months of 2020, up 15% from the same period last year.
Keep in mind that sales of Apple iPhones are usually higher during the last quarter of each year as new devices are usually introduced in September.
But in 2020, the iPhone 12 series was introduced with a delay of one month due to the supply chain being affected by the Coronavirus.
The report said that the last quarter of 2020 saw an overall decline of 5.4 percent in sales of smartphones, while overall, sales of phones declined by 12.5 percent over the year compared to 2019.
Samsung sold 62 million smartphones between October and December 2020, ranking first overall despite a 15% drop in year-round sales.
Huawei snatched the honor of being the world’s number one company from Samsung in the second quarter of 2020 but suffered a severe blow in the fourth quarter.
It ranked fourth among the best-selling companies in the fourth quarter of 2020, and third overall in terms of phone sales throughout the year.
According to Gartner, US sanctions have affected sales of Huawei’s phones, which is why it sold its budget smartphone brand Honor in November, which is likely to further affect its phone sales in the near future. ۔
According to the report, sales of smartphones are likely to increase again in 2021 as the demand for cheap 5G smartphones outside China has increased.