Thanks to the successful launch of the iPhone 13, Apple closed 2021 as the largest smartphone manufacturer, for the second year in a row.
Apple can once again call itself the largest manufacturer of smartphones. In market figures for the fourth quarter of 2021 Posted by Canalys Apple leads the way with a market share of 23%. Samsung follows closely at twenty percent. The top five positions were completed by the Chinese trio of Xiaomi, OPPO and Vivo. It should come as no surprise that Apple ended the year as a market leader. This has a lot to do with the launch of the iPhone 13 series in September.
It doesn’t hurt the fact that Apple is waiting for the competition to launch its flagships in the last quarter of the year. We saw this It also happened last year with iPhone 12, although it was the first time in four years that Apple once again took the lead. Limited supplies and supply chain problems haven’t stopped the iPhone 13.
Competition in progress
However, in 2021, Apple could not hold the lead for long and perhaps this will not be any different now. After all, the main competitors of Apple are ready to release the flagship of this year. Samsung may announce the Galaxy S22 series on February 8 and also a release xiaomi 12 ultra It is expected in February. OPPO has a double trump card with Find X4 (or X5) and OnePlus Pro 10, although they are used to using their smartphones first It will be launched exclusively in China. By the end of March, market conditions could be very different when the first quarter of 2022 ends.
The success of the iPhone 13 is also reflected in the stock market of Apple. On January 3, Apple’s share price set a new stock market record as the company’s market cap briefly exceeded $3 trillion. Since then the price has fallen a bit again.
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