iPhone dominated global smartphone sales in April

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Green Iphone 13 Iphone 13 Pro Iphone Se (Image credit: Christine Romero-Chan / iMore)

What you need to know

  • iPhone sales models made up five of the top-selling smartphones in April.
  • Those five models made up almost 90% of sales for Apple.
  • The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models led the pack.

Apple topped the smartphone market once again for the month of April.

According to new data from Counterpoint Research, iPhone models made up half of the top ten smartphones sold in the month, followed by Samsung and Xiaomi. The report noted that Apple's smartphone models in the top ten made up 89% of its sales that month, an insane notion considering Samsung's four models only made up 22% of its sales.

One of the key things revealed in the report was that the number of top sellers that featured 5G almost doubled when compared to April of 2021.

The month's best-sellers list saw an increase in the number of 5G-enabled smartphones, rising to a new high of seven models and up from four in the same month last year. The 5G smartphones on the list represent a third of the total 5G smartphone sales. 5G capability has become a standard offering in flagships and its presence is increasing in lower price bands as well. Counterpoint Research, Top 10 Smartphone Share for April 2022

According to the data, the iPhone 13 led Apple's sales with the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max behind it. The iPhone SE did particularly well in Japan and the iPhone 12 rounded out the top sellers for the company.

Apple continues to do well with three of its latest iPhone 13 models capturing the top three spots. Unlike its last generation, the non-Pro iPhone 13 model has maintained a lead every month since launch and has done better than the Pro variants in terms of sales in most large markets.The recently launched iPhone SE 2022 saw triple-digit MoM growth, entering the top 10 list. The model has done particularly well in Japan where it topped the sales chart for April and captured 18% of the nation's smartphone market share. It is doing less well in the USA, however. iPhone 12 captured the 4th spot with increased sales in Japan and India. It is the sole model in the list which was present in the best-sellers list in April 2021.

It's crazy to think but we're only a few months away from Apple unveiling the iPhone 14 models at an event in the fall.

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Joe Wituschek

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.