'Spectacular' iPhone 12 launch drives record Apple Q4 in Europe
What you need to know
- Apple enjoyed a "spectacular" iPhone 12 launch which gave it a record 30% market share in Europe in Q4.
- The market in Europe as a whole shrunk over the year, as did Apple's sales in 2020.
A "spectacular" iPhone 12 launch helped Apple secure 30% of the market share in Europe during Q4, as the company shipped some 15.7 million iPhones.
From Counterpoint Research:
Xiaomi and Oppo also had strong years in Europe, but Counterpoint says it was a year to forget for Samsung and Huawei.
A theme of global success, the iPhone 12 reportedly helped Apple dominate the smartphone market in Japan in the same quarter, increasing shipments by 14% and securing more than 50% of the market share. From that report:
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