iPhone market share grows despite declining global shipments
What you need to know
- Worldwide smartphone shipments fell 11% in the first quarter of 2022.
- Apple's market share grew from 15% to 18% year-over-year.
- Samsung still led global shipments with a 24% market share in the first quarter of 2022.
Apple's success with the iPhone 13 lineup continues.
According to new data from analytics firm Canalys, iPhone market share continued to grow while global smartphone shipments declined 11% in the first quarter of 2022.
Canalys Analyst Sanyam Chaurasia said that, despite a decline in global shipments, the success of the iPhone 13 lineup and the new iPhone SE caused Apple to grow its market share from 15% to 18% year over year.
Apple is expected to release the iPhone 14 lineup in the fall of this year. The new lineup is expected to favor a larger regular iPhone and ditch the iPhone mini which, if true, will have only lasted two years.
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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.