Apple has reportedly sold lesser iPhones in the first quarter of this year when compared to the last ending quarter of 2018. New stats revealed by IHS has showcased Quarterly Global Smartphones Shipments out-of-which Apple had seen a decline of 16% year-over-year.
The IHS Markit report indicates over the four consecutive quarters of last year the growth in smartphones shipments has been negative which continued to the Q1 of this year, showing a 6.3% decline year-over-year. On the whole, however, Samsung had topped the list with selling 70.8 million units over the first quarter of this year – thanks to the new Galaxy S10 devices.
Despite Samsung topping the list, its rival Huawei has also held steady in terms of shipments in the first quarter of 2019. Huawei had shipped with 59.1 million units in Q1, 2019 that is a significant increase year-over-year with up to 50%.
The report further showcased Apple’s decline in sales with only 43.8 million iPhones shipped in the first quarter of this year, which is lower than the Q4, 2018 wherein the Cupertino tech giant had shipped 52.2 million units.
The IHS report had further revealed the top Chinese smartphone makers shipments as well. Vivo had reportedly shipped 24.3 million units during Q1, 2019, which is significant growth from 21.2 million units in Q1, 2018. Other competitors OPPO and XIaomi, however, had seen a decline in shipments in the first quarter of this year, when compared to Q1, 2018.
On the whole, it appears Apple had seen the highest percentage drop in terms of its iPhone shipments, which suggests us that most of the people inclining towards Android Device manufacturers since they have a lot to offer now especially with their premium flagship smartphones. We might have to wait until September this year to see what Apple has to bring to the table with its new iPhones and please the consumers to boost their sales again at least bt the end of Q4, 2019. Stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more such interesting updates.