What you need to know
- Apple's iPhone sales fell by 8.2% year-on-year in Q1.
- That's according to the latest figures from Gartner.
- The smartphone market as a whole declined 20% due to the impact of COVID-19.
Apple's iPhone sales fell 8.2% in the first quarter of the year compared to 2019, as the smartphone market as a whole declined by 20%.
According to the latest research from Gartner:
According to the figures, Apple's 1Q20 market shared was 13.7%. This is actually an increase on last year, where Apple's share was just 7.3%. Despite a fall in iPhone sales, Apple actually managed to take some market share from its competitors. That's because rivals Samsung and Huawei's sales fell by 22.7% and 27.3% respectively.
The figures show that Q1 was an extremely tough period for the smartphone market, but that Apple may have managed to weather the storm slightly better than some of its competitors.
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Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9