What you need to know
- The iPhone XR was the number one smartphone in 2019.
- That's according to research from Omdia, which says it shipped 46.3M units in 2019.
- Apple also took the number two spot thanks to the iPhone 11.
A report from Omdia claims that the iPhone XR was the number one smartphone in 2019, shipping over 46.3 million units.
As reported by 9to5Mac, Omdia's Smartphone Model Market Tracker report suggests that Apple shipped 46.3 million iPhone XR units in 2019, making it the most popular smartphone in the world. In second place was Apple's iPhone 11, which shipped 37.3 million units. Samsung's Galaxy A10 was the closest competitor with 30.3 million shipments.
Of course, shipments and sales are not the same things, however, shipment figures are still a good indicator of general market trends.
In a press release Omdia stated:
The iPhone XR was actually more popular in 2019 than it was in its release year, this, of course, can be explained in part due to the fact that it was only released late in 2018, and in part due to its price drop following the release of Apple's iPhone 11 range last year.
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