What you need to know
- New data indicates Apple may have doubled its iPhone business in Q1 2021.
As reported by TechCrunch, new data from analytics firms Counterpoint Research and Cybermedia indicate that Apple may have doubled its iPhone sales in India in the company's first quarter of 2021.
The research firms attribute the performance to sales of older generation models like the iPhone 11 and iPhone XR as well as the company's new iPhone 12 lineup and 2nd generation iPhone SE. Apple reportedly doubled its market share in the quarter and sold a total of 3.2 million iPhones in 2020 in India.
Apple has historically struggled to gain market share in India due to the high prices of its devices when compared to cheaper models from companies like Samsung and Xiaomi. Part of this is due to Apple's focus on higher-end devices and the other is due to import costs since Apple does not manufacture most of its devices in the country.
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Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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