What happened? Counterpoint Research found in its latest industry report that global smartphone shipments rose 19% to 329 million units in the last quarter of the previous year. Samsung topped the list with 57.9 million units shipped in the three months to June 30, followed by Xiaomi with 53 million units shipped.
Not everything was sunny and unicorn. However, while global shipments of smartphones overall were down seven percent from the previous quarter. According to Counterpoint, persistent shortages of ingredients and ongoing Covid-19 restrictions in Asia and Europe are largely responsible for the decline.
Apple shipments iPhone down 18 percent quarter-on-quarter but 30 percent year-over-year as demand for the iPhone 12 series continues to rise. The company's prudent management and strong supplier relationships have largely helped protect it from an ongoing chip shortage, but interestingly To see how Apple moves things forward, especially if things don't work out soon.
Counterpoint's report, at least with respect to Apple, is largely in line with the company's latest earnings report. Another recent Counterpoint report focuses on the US market and OnePlus' success in the states. p>
Despite the quarterly decline, Samsung continues to lead the global smartphone market