2020 saw smartphone sales drop, but global iPhone shipments have increased by 10% compared to 2019.
DigiTimes report, an 8.8% decline in sales were due to the devastating effects of the global health crisis, throughout 2020. 5G-enabled devices reached a high, with an estimate of 280-300 million units shipped in 2020, up from 20 million in 2019, with a trend in data speed.
Q1 2020 saw a 20% increase, then followed a sudden dip in Q2 and Q3 before a minor increase in Q4
Samsung and Huawei saw the most drastic decrease with global shipments plummeting by double-digits. Apple and Xiaomi managed to have an increase in shipments compared to 2019.
The iPhone 11 was the most shipped device in the first half of 2020 and bagged most popular phone of 2019, with an estimated 37.7 million units in 2020, 10.8 million more than 2019’s top-selling iPhone XR.
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