Apple iPhone X Becomes World's Best-Selling Smartphone in Q1 2018

Apple iPhone X Becomes World's Best-Selling Smartphone in Q1 2018

The Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone X was the world's most popular smartphone in CY Q1, according to Strategy Analytics data. The third most popular smartphone was the iPhone 8 Plus with shipments in the tune of 8.3 million units. Apple did announce record profits for the quarter and Tim Cook claimed that the Apple iPhone was the best selling smartphone in many markets.

Despite the high price tag of the iPhone X, the device has sold remarkably well, shipping over 50 million units since the device launched in November 2017.

In recent months, Apple has been emphasising the size of its overall user base, which includes used iPhones, rather than focusing strictly on new device sales, a sign of the increasing importance of making money off users without selling them new hardware.

More news: Kentucky Derby Odds: Favorites, Contenders, Betting Lines

It wasn't the only victor, either.

Apple took the top four spots rounded out with the iPhone 8 at 12.5M, iPhone 8 Plus at 8.3M, and iPhone 7 at 5.6M.

Samsung has shipped 5.3 million units of Galaxy S9 Plus for sixth place and 2 percent share. The top six models shipped globally account for 1 in 7 of all smartphones that have been shipped in the first quarter of this year. The 5th entry on the list was Xiaomi Redmi 5A, an extremely low-cost Android device that's taken China by storm. The smartphone market contracted by 2 percent from the same period past year.

More news: Former VW boss Winterkorn charged over diesel emissions scandal

Apple iPhone quarterly sales have beat Wall Street estimates with the company reporting sales of 52.2 million iPhones against a Wall Street target of 52.3 million. Next, when reports of sales expectations not being met began to emerge, many - especially YouTube personalities - framed the iPhone X as a disaster of epic proportions for Apple.

While Apple may discontinue the iPhone X soon, the smartphone's key features, including Face ID and Animoji, will nearly certainly trickle down to upcoming iterations of Apple's smartphone.

And now a rumor indicates that possibly the next iPhone X comes without this cut. First, he said, the iPhone X had been the best-selling iPhone every single week of Q1. Apple's CEO Tim Cook had rubbished these reports and said that Apple's supply chain is very complex and it is hard to base conclusions on a single piece of data. Strategy Analytics named the iPhone X leader of the pack in their latest analysis of the global smartphone market. Samsung's Galaxy S9 phones too carry a bunch of advanced features which are giving tough competition to Apple's all innovative features.

More news: China secretly transferred missiles on disputed Islands

The phone has shipped an impressive 16 million units already.

Related Articles

  • Major quake hits Hawaii as volcano erupts

    Major quake hits Hawaii as volcano erupts

    He then drove to his home in Keaau to find lots of items broken - picture frames, crystal - that were knocked off shelves. Hawaii representative Tulsi Gabbard discussed the dangers of the noxious gas in a CNN appearance on Friday.
    Unemployment Drops To 3.9%, Lowest In 17 Years

    Unemployment Drops To 3.9%, Lowest In 17 Years

    Non-farm employment rose by 164,000 jobs after an upwardly revised 135,000 in March, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics . Job growth continued to cool in April and wage gains were minimal, but the unemployment rate fell to an 18-year low , the U.S.
    NBA Reportedly Warns Drake Over Verbal Altercation With Kendrick Perkins

    NBA Reportedly Warns Drake Over Verbal Altercation With Kendrick Perkins

    Perkins told ESPN , "At the end of the day, it isn't about Perk versus Drake; that doesn't even sound right". Perkins near-fight, this series will probably have plenty more drama on the way for fans.
  • Dodgers Finish Combined No-hitter over Padres

    Dodgers Finish Combined No-hitter over Padres

    However, this is the first time Los Angeles' relievers were able to finish the job in those three instances. In the seventh inning Walker was pulled for Cingrani, who had two walks and a strikeout in the frame.
    PolitiFact: Trump makes false claim on Iran deal

    PolitiFact: Trump makes false claim on Iran deal

    So these aren't really negotiating points, they're excuses for the United States to step out of compliance with an agreement. The deal's critics are unmoved, and they are pushing for what they consider a long-overdue confrontation with Tehran .
    Bob Baffert-trained Justify installed as early favorite at Kentucky Derby

    Bob Baffert-trained Justify installed as early favorite at Kentucky Derby

    Horses are loaded into the gate two at a time , beginning with posts one and 11, which spend the most time waiting for the start. His trainer , Todd Pletcher, had three of his four horses in the race end up in the auxiliary gate.
  • Southwest to serve Hawaii from California

    Southwest to serve Hawaii from California

    Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 56,269 shares in the company, valued at $3,378,953.45. Buckingham Research upgraded the shares of LUV in report on Thursday, March 22 to "Buy" rating. 31,099 Southwest Airlines Co .
    You Only Care About Getting Trump

    You Only Care About Getting Trump

    But Ellis wasn't satisfied, charging the lawyer's answer showed he was " not really telling the truth " about the investigation. Trump commented on Ellis' rebuke in a speech Friday afternoon at the National Rifle Association's annual convention in Dallas.
    United Kingdom  manufacturing PMI falls to 17-month low of 53.9 in April

    United Kingdom manufacturing PMI falls to 17-month low of 53.9 in April

    The Markit/CIPS UK Manufacturing purchasing managers' index (PMI) showed a reading of 53.9, lower than the 54.9 recorded in March. USA manufacturing sector's operating conditions saw a steep rebound in April, showed the April survey data.
  • Matt Harvey's notable highs and lows with the Mets

    Matt Harvey's notable highs and lows with the Mets

    Harvey is 0-2 with a 7.00 ERA this year, leaving him with a 34-37 record and 3.66 ERA in five-plus major-league seasons. There will certainly be a suitor for Harvey somewhere, whether the Mets trade him or he's released by the team.
    LeBron James puts on a show against the Raptors in Game 2

    LeBron James puts on a show against the Raptors in Game 2

    All-game long the Cavaliers seemed to get whatever shot they wanted - and what they wanted early was to get Kevin Love going. Game 3 is Saturday with Game 4 Monday in Cleveland, and a Game 5 if necessary would be back in Toronto on Wednesday.
    Las Vegas Police Release Bodycam Footage From Inside Shooter's Hotel Rooms

    Las Vegas Police Release Bodycam Footage From Inside Shooter's Hotel Rooms

    Inside, Paddock's body is seen on his back, clad in dark trousers and a long-sleeve shirt with a glove on his left hand. It captures the officers' tension as they wait. "Looks like it might be a camera of some sort", one officer said .