I jumped charges Apple’s smartphones increased by 22 percent to record highs in the fourth quarter, making it the largest seller in the world, while Huawei shipments declined as US sanctions took effect.
The first Apple devices supporting 5G networks benefited from the demand for upgrades, especially in China, as well as benefiting from the expanded number of models and the new look of the lineup.iPhone 12.
Data from research firm IDC showed that smartphone shipments reached 90.1 million phones, a record for any quarter, giving it a global market share of 23.4 percent.
Nicole Peng, who tracks the Chinese smartphone market at market research firm Canalys, said: Apple seized the perfect opportunity in China to acquire Huawei’s stake in the flagship category of phones, as Huawei suffers from insufficient supply, despite that The demand for the brand is still there.
The data comes on the heels of Apple announcing record quarterly holiday sales, as revenue topped $ 100 billion for the first time.
Sales in Greater China, which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan, increased 57 percent.
CEO (Tim Cook) said Agency Reuters: We had two of the three best-selling smartphones in China, adding that the developers in particular have set an all-time record in China.
As is often the case in the fourth quarter when it launches new products, Apple took first place from Samsung.
The South Korean company saw a 6.2 percent increase year-on-year to 73.9 million devices, giving it a market share of 19.1 percent.
Unsurprisingly, Huawei was the hardest hit, with shipments down 42.4 percent, to 32.3 million.
China’s technological power has run into trouble after the previous US administration blacklisted it for national security reasons, preventing foreign companies from supplying key parts, including semiconductors.
Huawei is now in talks in its early stages to sell its premium P and Mate smartphone brands, a move that could see the company eventually exit from the high-end smartphone industry.
And according to IDC, Huawei is now ranked fifth compared to the second place it had just two quarters ago.
But research companies Counterpoint and Canalys, which also released data on Thursday, put Huawei in sixth place, the first time in years that it has fallen below the top five in its ranking.
Chinese company Xiaomi, the third seller, saw its shipments increase by 32 percent, while shipments of OPPO, which ranks fourth, increased by 10.7 percent, according to IDC.