iPhone 11 is second-best selling smartphone globally in 2019

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in iPhone edited February 2020
The iPhone 11 was the second best-selling smartphone in the entire world for 2019 behind the iPhone XR, Counterpoint Research claims, despite only being made available for fewer than four months out of the whole year.




In a report from Counterpoint Research, Apple is dominating the smartphone market in terms of top-selling models. Out of the top ten smartphones sold in 2019, the analyst's statistics name Apple's iPhones as taking up six places, followed by Samsung with three, and Oppo with one device.

At the top of the list is the iPhone XR, which secured 3.0% market share, which was followed by the iPhone 11 with 2.1%. The relatively high position of the iPhone 11 shows how important the holiday sales period is just after Apple's September launch, as it is arguable the only reason it didn't beat the iPhone XR was due to the model having an entire year of sales against the iPhone 11's months.




Of other iPhone models, the iPhone 11 Pro Max secured eighth place with a 1.1% share, though the iPhone 11 Pro didn't quite make the top ten list. The other iPhone models are the iPhone 8 in sixth with 1.2%, the iPhone 7 in ninth with 1.1%, and the iPhone XS Max with 1.0%.

The Samsung trio didn't include any of the premium Galaxy models at all, Counterpoint Research said on Thursday with the third-place Galaxy A50 securing 1.8%, the fourth Galaxy A10 with 1.7%, and the Galaxy A20 in seventh with 1.1%, showing Samsung's big sellers are mid-tier models. Oppo's A5 took fifth place with a 1.3% share.




When looking at specific markets, there is a distinct difference in terms of Apple's popularity in different parts of the world. In North America, iPhones made up the top five devices, with the group accounting for nearly 30% of market share in the region.

In Europe, the iPhone XR and iPhone 11 were in second and third place respectively with 4% and 3% shares, outpaced by the Samsung Galaxy A50 with 5% but beating the Galaxy A10 and A40. Apple's other top-five regional listing was for the section titled Rest of APAC, where the iPhone XR secured a 2% share behind the Galaxy A50 and the Oppo A5s.
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  • Reply 1 of 24
    Oh but there's no more innovation! Apple needs to copy the copiers!
    BeatschasmBart Ywatto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 24
    In US, it's more of a brand loyalty. Other countries are going more for bang-for-the-buck mentality.
  • Reply 3 of 24
    avon b7avon b7 Posts: 7,770member
    Oh but there's no more innovation! Apple needs to copy the copiers!
    Nothing to do with innovation.

    Apple launches three new phones per year and users looking for a new model get to choose from those three. 

    Android manufacturers release dozens of new phones per year and users looking for a new model get to choose from a plethora of options.

    That's all there is to it.
    GeorgeBMacmuthuk_vanalingamgatorguychemengin1
  • Reply 4 of 24
    Oh but there's no more innovation! Apple needs to copy the copiers!
    Apple must offer a folding smartphone or they're doomed because everyone wants a $1400 folding smartphone that will be damaged within a couple of months. Besides that, many people think it's so cool to flip open and flip closed a smartphone even if it may damage the hinges. /s Tech-heads simply don't relate to the average consumer's needs and think everything has to be bleeding-edge. I realize iPhones may be more expensive than mid-tier Android smartphones, but that's just Apple's way. Apple will never dominate the overall smartphone market, but it probably doesn't matter to Apple.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 24
    avon b7 said:
    Oh but there's no more innovation! Apple needs to copy the copiers!
    Nothing to do with innovation.

    Apple launches three new phones per year and users looking for a new model get to choose from those three. 

    Android manufacturers release dozens of new phones per year and users looking for a new model get to choose from a plethora of options.

    That's all there is to it.
    That's all there is to what? Are you saying people are forced to buy one of the three iPhones? Compelled by marketing? Surely not. Surely if, as been suggested by yourself and others, Apple has stopped innovating and is instead copying your knockoff brands, then Apple would lose customers to those better products. But they aren't. Brand loyalty isn't a thing for no reason -- iPhones sell the best for very good reasons. They're better devices than the knockoffs. 
    edited February 2020 pscooter63BeatsSoliLeoMCredgeminipaFLMusicwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 24
    lkrupplkrupp Posts: 10,557member
    avon b7 said:
    Oh but there's no more innovation! Apple needs to copy the copiers!
    Nothing to do with innovation.

    Apple launches three new phones per year and users looking for a new model get to choose from those three. 

    Android manufacturers release dozens of new phones per year and users looking for a new model get to choose from a plethora of options.

    That's all there is to it.
    Right on. bro. It's all smoke and mirrors with Apple. Although two of their models were 1 and 2 globally, look though the smoke to see that Apple is failing quickly and that Android  rules the world because it runs on the shittiest, cheapest phones money can buy. Man, you got Apple's number don't you.
    jony0BeatschasmpulseimagesFLMusicBart Ywatto_cobra
  • Reply 7 of 24
    avon b7avon b7 Posts: 7,770member
    avon b7 said:
    Oh but there's no more innovation! Apple needs to copy the copiers!
    Nothing to do with innovation.

    Apple launches three new phones per year and users looking for a new model get to choose from those three. 

    Android manufacturers release dozens of new phones per year and users looking for a new model get to choose from a plethora of options.

    That's all there is to it.
    That's all there is to what? Are you saying people are forced to buy one of the three iPhones? Compelled by marketing? Surely not. Surely if, as been suggested by yourself and others, Apple has stopped innovating and is instead copying your knockoff brands, then Apple would lose customers to those better products. But they aren't. Brand loyalty isn't a thing for no reason -- iPhones sell the best for very good reasons. They're better devices than the knockoffs. 
    No one is forced to do anything. Innovation is irrelevant to anything in this context. 

    Huawei sells far more phones in China, for example than Apple or Samsung, but rarely has a model in the top five sellers there. Or perhaps in the top ten either. In a market it dominates.

    Simply because its total sales are made up of many different models.

    That is all there is to it. Obviously, providing more choice will lead to a more fragmented model sales number and for a whole host of different reasons.



    muthuk_vanalingamchemengin1
  • Reply 8 of 24
    SoliSoli Posts: 10,038member
    Huawei again fails to have best selling smartphone, Avon is butthurt over it. Story at eleven.
    BeatspulseimagesBart Ywatto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 24
    chasmchasm Posts: 3,347member
    In US, it's more of a brand loyalty. Other countries are going more for bang-for-the-buck mentality.
    Except for China, Japan, India, the UK, most of Europe, Vietnam, and select countries in South America, that is. Try reading that chart a little harder ... six out of the 10 entries there are Apple iPhones. This chart is across all pricing levels, you do know that right?

    The iPhone is very popular worldwide is the reality. Without exception, all of the non-Apple smartphones on that chart are mid-to-low models selling for around US $200-$500. You'll notice not a single one of Samsung's (or anyone else's, like Huawei's or Google's) premium smartphones are anywhere on that top 10. The fact of the matter is that everyone wants a premium smartphone (be it iOS or Android) ... those who genuinely can't afford it get a cheap phone, but those don't really offer much "bang" for the buck, they offer the crucial basic functionality ... and need replacing every couple of years.

    If "other countries" ignored premium phones in favour of the ones you claim they do, there is no way the iPhone would even have two places in the top 10 off sales in North America -- never mind the SIX places they have on that chart.
    redgeminipaFLMusicwatto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 24
    Oh but there's no more innovation! Apple needs to copy the copiers!

    This is getting tiring.

    iOS (and macOS and tvOS and watchOS and iCloud) are unmatched by the competition. It's not just about one OS in and of itself, but the whole package. Apple HAS innovated tremendously across platforms like no other company has, because at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is the user experience. Not feature X or Y, but true usability and reliability.

    Who cares if Company A takes a feature from Company B. If it's a great idea, it's a great idea. Seems to me that iOS 13 is the gold standard and Android developers are working very hard to create a similar experience, right down to the appearance of the user interface and gestures. Apple seems to be setting the bar that the industry is reaching for, even though people claim that Apple is "copying" this and that. The only thing that matters is execution.
    edited February 2020 redgeminipachemengin1jcs2305FLMusicwatto_cobra
  • Reply 11 of 24
    avon b7avon b7 Posts: 7,770member
    Soli said:
    Huawei again fails to have best selling smartphone, Avon is butthurt over it. Story at eleven.
    Hardly. 

    It's is like saying Huawei has the top selling folding phone model. It's a data point. No more. No less. And largely worthless.

    Nothing whatsoever to do with innovation.
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 12 of 24

    We're #2!  We're #2!

    ;)

    watto_cobra
  • Reply 13 of 24
    In US, it's more of a brand loyalty. Other countries are going more for bang-for-the-buck mentality.
    How do you figure? In the Netherlands it’s also very brand oriented. As in the rest of Europe. 
  • Reply 14 of 24
    k2kwk2kw Posts: 2,077member
    Oh but there's no more innovation! Apple needs to copy the copiers!

    This is getting tiring.

    iOS (and macOS and tvOS and watchOS and iCloud) are unmatched by the competition. It's not just about one OS in and of itself, but the whole package. Apple HAS innovated tremendously across platforms like no other company has, because at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is the user experience. Not feature X or Y, but true usability and reliability.

    Who cares if Company A takes a feature from Company B. If it's a great idea, it's a great idea. Seems to me that iOS 13 is the gold standard and Android developers are working very hard to create a similar experience, right down to the appearance of the user interface and gestures. Apple seems to be setting the bar that the industry is reaching for, even though people claim that Apple is "copying" this and that. The only thing that matters is execution.
    Yep.   iOS best (except for when they make stupid changes every once in a while)  and hardware rock solid 95% of time (except for Battery and intel modems) .    Looking forward to new model this year so I can ditch my iPhone 8+.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 15 of 24
    k2kw said:
    Oh but there's no more innovation! Apple needs to copy the copiers!

    This is getting tiring.

    iOS (and macOS and tvOS and watchOS and iCloud) are unmatched by the competition. It's not just about one OS in and of itself, but the whole package. Apple HAS innovated tremendously across platforms like no other company has, because at the end of the day, the only thing that matters is the user experience. Not feature X or Y, but true usability and reliability.

    Who cares if Company A takes a feature from Company B. If it's a great idea, it's a great idea. Seems to me that iOS 13 is the gold standard and Android developers are working very hard to create a similar experience, right down to the appearance of the user interface and gestures. Apple seems to be setting the bar that the industry is reaching for, even though people claim that Apple is "copying" this and that. The only thing that matters is execution.
    Yep.   iOS best (except for when they make stupid changes every once in a while)  and hardware rock solid 95% of time (except for Battery and intel modems) .    Looking forward to new model this year so I can ditch my iPhone 8+.
    Battery and Intel modems? What's wrong with either, from a user standpoint? iPhones constantly perform near the top for battery life, and the 11 Pro Max is exceptionally good. Most users see zero issues with Intel modems from a usability standpoint. My 11 Pro Max has already hit 181 Mbps on Verizon's LTE in my area. 
    BeatsBart Ywatto_cobra
  • Reply 16 of 24
    BeatsBeats Posts: 3,073member
    avon b7 said:
    Soli said:
    Huawei again fails to have best selling smartphone, Avon is butthurt over it. Story at eleven.
    Hardly. 

    It's is like saying Huawei has the top selling folding phone model. It's a data point. No more. No less. And largely worthless.

    Nothing whatsoever to do with innovation.


    You really should be butthurt over it considering the knockoffs flood the market with cheap models while Apple destroys 1,000+ companies with just a few models.
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 17 of 24
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,292member
    Beats said:
    avon b7 said:
    Soli said:
    Huawei again fails to have best selling smartphone, Avon is butthurt over it. Story at eleven.
    Hardly. 

    It's is like saying Huawei has the top selling folding phone model. It's a data point. No more. No less. And largely worthless.

    Nothing whatsoever to do with innovation.


    You really should be butthurt over it considering the knockoffs flood the market with cheap models while Apple destroys 1,000+ companies with just a few models.
    Exactly this.

    For the same reason some here dismiss Android outselling iOS 3:1 (at least) it's the same reason so few single Android devices make it into a top 5 list. In Android OS smartphones there's choices from tiny to huge, wide ones, tall ones, electric blue ones, and chrome. Hardened ones, double screen ones, flip-phone style, even a round one. Some have removable batteries or SD cards to expand storage, some are shockproof and ruggedized for the most extreme conditions. Thousands of unique handsets to share that 75% unit share. 

    If you want to use one from Apple choose from one of 16, only 6 of them new in the past two years, sharing that 25% of total unit sales.

    Not at all minimizing iPhone sales. It's impressive that a single company can take 25% of the market. They make some of the finest phones available at any price, and across their entire lineup. Obviously as a result nearly all the world's individually best-selling phone models would be iPhones. There's only a few to choose from even if an impressive lot. 
    muthuk_vanalingam
  • Reply 18 of 24
    avon b7avon b7 Posts: 7,770member
    Beats said:
    avon b7 said:
    Soli said:
    Huawei again fails to have best selling smartphone, Avon is butthurt over it. Story at eleven.
    Hardly. 

    It's is like saying Huawei has the top selling folding phone model. It's a data point. No more. No less. And largely worthless.

    Nothing whatsoever to do with innovation.


    You really should be butthurt over it considering the knockoffs flood the market with cheap models while Apple destroys 1,000+ companies with just a few models.
    It has no relevance. It is a simple question of model spreads and choice. The user does what he or she sees fit. The actual information doesn't really have any significance beyond being a data point.

    If you want a 5G iPhone you have to wait until at least September 2020.

    The same applies for dozens of other features for iPhones.

    If iPhones are your thing, then your options are going to be very limited. Three models (historically two) and Apple being the sole decider on what users get and at what price. That's how it is and you have your own opinion on if that is a good or bad thing.

    If you sell 200 million iPhones, it is very likely that - in terms of models - they will top this kind of model based list. 

    iPhones only get ONE refresh per year. They go 12 months without change.

    The same doesn't happen on Android phones as the flagships are upgraded every 6 months.

    Choice is infinitely wider on Android as a result. If you want that 5G phone you don't have to wait. It's already there and there are plenty of models to choose from.

    Apple doesn't 'destroy' anyone.  That has no relevance here either. And Android phones have always been available at all price points. Again, that's more choice. There are cheap phones, mid-range phones and mega expensive ultra premium phones. I find that is a perfect market presence. There is literally something for everyone.

    Not long ago, and right here on AI, some people would say that if you couldn't afford an iPhone, you just had to save for longer. The value of the phone was rarely considered. I jumped ship to a $200 Android phone and was blown away. I never went back. 

    Now, after years (literally) of flat sales Apple is providing more and has reduced prices. There are even rumours of a new $399 iPhone. Largely as a result of the overall Android market bringing features to market at a rampant pace.

    If that materialises, iPhone users will have a touch more choice but just a smidgen. The real choice will remain on Android and as a result I wouldn't expect to see and Android phone at the top of this kind of lists. Not that the situation is relevant in any shape or form.
  • Reply 19 of 24
    tmaytmay Posts: 6,379member
    avon b7 said:
    Beats said:
    avon b7 said:
    Soli said:
    Huawei again fails to have best selling smartphone, Avon is butthurt over it. Story at eleven.
    Hardly. 

    It's is like saying Huawei has the top selling folding phone model. It's a data point. No more. No less. And largely worthless.

    Nothing whatsoever to do with innovation.


    You really should be butthurt over it considering the knockoffs flood the market with cheap models while Apple destroys 1,000+ companies with just a few models.
    It has no relevance. It is a simple question of model spreads and choice. The user does what he or she sees fit. The actual information doesn't really have any significance beyond being a data point.

    If you want a 5G iPhone you have to wait until at least September 2020.

    The same applies for dozens of other features for iPhones.

    If iPhones are your thing, then your options are going to be very limited. Three models (historically two) and Apple being the sole decider on what users get and at what price. That's how it is and you have your own opinion on if that is a good or bad thing.

    If you sell 200 million iPhones, it is very likely that - in terms of models - they will top this kind of model based list. 

    iPhones only get ONE refresh per year. They go 12 months without change.

    The same doesn't happen on Android phones as the flagships are upgraded every 6 months.

    Choice is infinitely wider on Android as a result. If you want that 5G phone you don't have to wait. It's already there and there are plenty of models to choose from.

    Apple doesn't 'destroy' anyone.  That has no relevance here either. And Android phones have always been available at all price points. Again, that's more choice. There are cheap phones, mid-range phones and mega expensive ultra premium phones. I find that is a perfect market presence. There is literally something for everyone.

    Not long ago, and right here on AI, some people would say that if you couldn't afford an iPhone, you just had to save for longer. The value of the phone was rarely considered. I jumped ship to a $200 Android phone and was blown away. I never went back. 

    Now, after years (literally) of flat sales Apple is providing more and has reduced prices. There are even rumours of a new $399 iPhone. Largely as a result of the overall Android market bringing features to market at a rampant pace.

    If that materialises, iPhone users will have a touch more choice but just a smidgen. The real choice will remain on Android and as a result I wouldn't expect to see and Android phone at the top of this kind of lists. Not that the situation is relevant in any shape or form.
    There's no data to the effect that Android is driving anything in the iPhone market. Apple works off of an internal roadmap, rumored to be five years, and is notably not reactive to what is happening with Android. That doesn't mean that Apple isn't aware of what its competition is doing, just that it has its own priorities, and given that Apple sells more premium phones, at higher margin, and higher ASP than the Android market leaders, I don't think that Apple is too concerned about the Android market.

    As for 5G, Coronavirus is adding a lot of friction into the marketplace, so if anything, Apple is even better off than they were, Fall timing will be near perfect for release of 5G models.
    edited February 2020 FLMusicwatto_cobra
  • Reply 20 of 24
    gatorguygatorguy Posts: 24,292member
    tmay said:
    avon b7 said:
    Beats said:
    avon b7 said:
    Soli said:
    Huawei again fails to have best selling smartphone, Avon is butthurt over it. Story at eleven.
    Hardly. 

    It's is like saying Huawei has the top selling folding phone model. It's a data point. No more. No less. And largely worthless.

    Nothing whatsoever to do with innovation.


    You really should be butthurt over it considering the knockoffs flood the market with cheap models while Apple destroys 1,000+ companies with just a few models.
    It has no relevance. It is a simple question of model spreads and choice. The user does what he or she sees fit. The actual information doesn't really have any significance beyond being a data point.

    If you want a 5G iPhone you have to wait until at least September 2020.

    The same applies for dozens of other features for iPhones.

    If iPhones are your thing, then your options are going to be very limited. Three models (historically two) and Apple being the sole decider on what users get and at what price. That's how it is and you have your own opinion on if that is a good or bad thing.

    If you sell 200 million iPhones, it is very likely that - in terms of models - they will top this kind of model based list. 

    iPhones only get ONE refresh per year. They go 12 months without change.

    The same doesn't happen on Android phones as the flagships are upgraded every 6 months.

    Choice is infinitely wider on Android as a result. If you want that 5G phone you don't have to wait. It's already there and there are plenty of models to choose from.

    Apple doesn't 'destroy' anyone.  That has no relevance here either. And Android phones have always been available at all price points. Again, that's more choice. There are cheap phones, mid-range phones and mega expensive ultra premium phones. I find that is a perfect market presence. There is literally something for everyone.

    Not long ago, and right here on AI, some people would say that if you couldn't afford an iPhone, you just had to save for longer. The value of the phone was rarely considered. I jumped ship to a $200 Android phone and was blown away. I never went back. 

    Now, after years (literally) of flat sales Apple is providing more and has reduced prices. There are even rumours of a new $399 iPhone. Largely as a result of the overall Android market bringing features to market at a rampant pace.

    If that materialises, iPhone users will have a touch more choice but just a smidgen. The real choice will remain on Android and as a result I wouldn't expect to see and Android phone at the top of this kind of lists. Not that the situation is relevant in any shape or form.
    There's no data to the effect that Android is driving anything in the iPhone market.... I don't think that Apple is too concerned about the Android market.
    Then why are so many here concerned about it?
    edited February 2020 muthuk_vanalingam
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