Apple definitely seems to be on an uptick. Following its decline in 2014, the company has certainly showed steady growth over the past few years despite the major price hikes. I a recent report published by research firm, Canalys, Apple’s iPhone 11 completely demolished global shipments.
During Q1, amidst the whole Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Apple managed to ship 18 million units of the iPhone 11, this is major for the company, especially as their change their naming strategy what was formerly known as the iPhone XR. Digging deeper into the analysis, Xiaomi follows the trend with half the shipments that of the Apple iPhone with 8.75 million shipments of the Redmi Note 8 and 8T, followed by the Samsung Galaxy A51 and A10s.
This is incredible news for Apple. A major part is these sales has to be attributed to Apple’s decision to call their base iPhone, the iPhone, the iPhone 11, resetting Apple’s global image.
The infographic details how Apple has managed to keep a major global lead in terms of shipments given that all of Apple’s shipments include flagships. Samsung’s Galaxy S20 series is no where to be seen. However, to be completely fair, the Galaxy S20 series launched in February. But most of the sales following the iPhone 11’s sales numbers are that of Samsung’s and Xiaomi’s budget devices.
With Q2 underway, it would be interesting to see how these results would be skewed now that we’re in a completely different beast of times. Not only has the Galaxy S20 launched since, but we’ve also seen the major launch of the iPhone SE 2020 as well as the OnePlus 8 series of devices.
If Xiaomi were to be found in the results this quarter, it should most likely be these very devices now that Xiaomi seems to be losing ground in the Indian premium market anyways with their recent price hikes.
There are certainly incredible times ahead. However, we’re really keen on seeing whether Apple would actually reduce the prices of their upcoming flagships, the iPhone 12 series, to start at $649, as touted by recent leaks.