Despite the pandemic, Apple’s iPhone still hits the top spot for being the most purchased smartphone in the world.
Apple’s iPhones have taken the number one spot in the smartphone market, globally. This report is based on the iPhone shipments for the last quarter of 2020. On the recent report, it is now transparent that Apple has an annual growth of 4% for the whole year of 2020. The Tech Giant has also reached 81.8 million shipments for the Q4 of last year.
Apple’s iPhones Number 1 Spot
This statistical data was initially reported Canalys research. Aside from Apple claiming the number one spot, the data shown that some company smartphones have received lower sales than before. One of which is Samsung, though who grabbed the second place, it’s quite transparent that their sales went down by 12%.
“The iPhone 12 is a hit. “Apple is better positioned than its competitors on 5G, being heavily skewed towards developed markets, and mobile operator sales channels. But it also made savvy moves behind the scenes to propel its sales and profitability. The omission of a power plug from the iPhone retail box, which reduces weight and size, is making logistics significantly more efficient, amid the ongoing high cost of air freight due to the pandemic.”Canalys Analyst Vincent Thielke
As for the total shipments, all tech giants have reached 359.6 million units in the fourth quarter amidst the pandemic. But to observe, it went down by 2% compared to the pre-global crisis, according to Canalys. Apple’s luck still continues basing on its first fiscal quarter of 2020. They even reached the $100 billion mark in revenue.
Foldable iPhone prototypes have recently passed the internal testing for their durability. This has been initially reported by a Taiwanese website, the Economic Daily News.
According to the source, the tests were completed in a Foxconn factory in Shenzhen, China showing progressive results to its internal hardware of the company’s folding hinge system for two different mobile devices.
The first has undergone testing in which it’s a dual-screen model which was rumored to occur by Jon Prosser. He explained that this model used two separate display panels which are connected by the hinge. Though the prototype iPhone features two separate displays connected by a hinge which makes it also look seamless. The company has claimed and patented two separate iPhone displays that could also create a single foldable device with a hinge.