Only a few months after losing the top spot to Xiaomi, Apple has recaptured the second position in worldwide smartphone shipments. The launching of the new iPhone 13 series pushed Apple back into second place, although the corporation is still trailing Samsung.
According to IDC (International Data Corporation) estimates, Apple reclaimed second place in the third quarter, delivering 50.4 million handsets. This period covers from July to September, and Xiaomi comes in third with 44.3 million global shipments.
Apple now has a 15.2% market share and has grown by 20.8 per cent year over year. Xiaomi, on the other hand, had a 4.6 per cent drop in Q3 2021, but it still managed to take a 13.4 per cent share of the market, outperforming many others on the list.
Samsung maintained its lead with 69 million shipments and a 20.8 per cent market share. With 33.3 million for Vivo and 33.2 million for Oppo, Vivo and Oppo are tied for fourth place on the list.
During the third quarter, Apple may have benefited from an increase in iPhone sales. The delay in the release of the iPhone 13 series, as well as price reductions on previous models, may have contributed to the company’s increased shipments.
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During the quarter, smartphone manufacturers delivered a total of 331.2 million units, a modest decrease from the previous quarter as suppliers struggled to satisfy demand for smartphones due to component shortages.
According to IDC, supply chain and component scarcity difficulties have played a significant influence in the shift in rankings.
For a long time, it was considered that the smartphone industry was immune to this problem, despite the fact that many other sectors (such as computers and gaming consoles) were affected. However, the flaws have now reached the smartphone industry.
The IDC research also claimed that the shortages are hurting all suppliers equally, however this is clearly not the case., some companies faced the brunt of the supply chain disruption compared to the others.
The research goes on to say that there are a slew of additional reasons that are stifling progress. For example, at industries, tougher testing and quarantining procedures resulted to significant delays.
There are also industry production and logistical problems to contend with, according to IDC, which will result in supply-side constraints for the first half of next year.
Xiaomi, on the other hand, did not have to travel all the way to the south. Xiaomi hopes to overtake Samsung as the world’s largest vendor, according to Canalys, an analytics group. Xiaomi’s ambitious aspirations may have been thwarted by extraordinary occurrences involving processor shortages.
Xiaomi is undoubtedly the first on Jain’s list of the top five wearable firms in the world, followed by Apple, Fitbit, Samsung, and Garmin. In the tweet, he says: “Xiaomi has surpassed Apple and Fitbit to become the world’s leading wearable gadget manufacturer. If you adore your #MiBand, RT. Tell us about your favourite #MiBand tale.” Overtaking wearable firms like Apple and Fitbit, on the other hand, is a huge deal for Xiaomi, which is known for its low-cost Redmi phones.
Xiaomi claims to be the world’s best-selling wearables company. Manu Kumar Jain, Xiaomi India’s VP and Managing Director, tweeted on Thursday that the business has now taken over the wearable sector after dominating the smartphone market. In the tweet, Manu Jain also stated that Xiaomi dominated the wearable category internationally in Q1 2017.
Fitbit is ranked third on the ranking, although it lags behind Xiaomi and Apple significantly. This is quite startling. According to the research, Fitbit shipped 3.0 units in the first quarter of 2017, with a market share of only 12.3%. Samsung comes in second with a shipping volume of 1.4 and a market share of roughly 5.5 percent. Garmin also had a shipping volume of 1.1 and a market share of 4.6%.