Apple was the world’s largest smartphone maker in the second quarter, shipping 16.9 million iPhones in the three-month period ended in June.
That’s according to market research firm Strategy Analytics, which is out with its shipment forecast for the second quarter. During the quarter, global smartphone shipments reached 360.4 million units.“We estimate Apple iPhone 7 shipped 16.9 million units and captured 5 percent market share worldwide in Q2 2017. The iPhone 7 remains the world’s most popular smartphone model overall based on a compelling blend of user-friendly design, extensive supporting apps and widespread retail presence for the device. Apple iPhone 7 Plus, with its bigger screen and higher pricing, shipped 15.1 million units for second place and 4 percent market share worldwide in Q2 2017. Apple today accounts for two of the world’s top five smartphone models,” wrote Juha Winter, senior analyst at Strategy Analytics.
Apple was the leader, but Samsung Electronics was in first place when it comes to Android phones shipped during the second quarter. “We estimate Samsung Galaxy S8 shipped 10.2 million units for third place and 3 percent marketshare worldwide in Q2 2017. The Galaxy S8+ captured fourth position with 9.0 million shipments and 2 percent market share globally. Samsung’s Galaxy S8 has instantly become the world’s most popular Android smartphone model, due to its attractive curved-screen design, a rich portfolio of software apps, and best-in-class retail distribution across dozens of countries,” said Neil Mawston, executive director at Strategy Analytics, in the same press release. Chinese handset maker Xiaomi shipped 5.5 million units during the second quarter, coming in fifth, commanding 2 percent of the market share worldwide. The research firm noted Xiaomi is in fourth place in China and second in India, two huge markets for mobile phone makers.