iPhones Took 8 of 10 Top Spots in 2022 Smartphone Rankings

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Apple’s popular iPhone lineup is once again a top seller when it comes to global smartphone sales. The Cupertino firm’s array of devices occupied 8 of the top 10 slots in the 2022 global smartphone sales rankings.

The iPhone has long proved popular among smartphone buyers, as it regularly snags top slots on smartphone sales lists. 2022 was no exception. Models from Apple’s iPhone 12, iPhone 13, iPhone 14, and iPhone SE lineups took 8 spots on the Counterpoint Research list of the Global Top 10 Smartphones.

The list is based on data from Counterpoint Research’s Global Monthly Handset Model Sales Tracker. The iPhone 13, iPhone 13 Pro Max, and iPhone 14 Pro Max took spots 1, 2, and 3, respectively.

The iPhone 13 took a 5% share of the market in 2022, followed by 2.6% for the iPhone 13 Pro Max, then 1.7% for the iPhone 14 Pro Max. The iPhone 13 Pro’s 1.6% share was good for fifth place with 1.6%, the iPhone 12 took sixth with 1.5%, the iPhone 14 snagged seventh with 1.4%, and the iPhone 14 Pro was eighth with 1.2% of sales. The 2022 iPhone SE rounded out Apple’s top slots by taking ninth place with 1.1% of sales.

The iPhone 12 was the oldest model in the 2022 top 10 list. The device was the top-selling smartphone in 2021. The iPhone 12 continued to sell well in Japan, the US, and China.  Counterpoint Research says the device benefited from price cuts after the iPhone 13 lineup debuted and its 5G capabilities continued to make it an attractive device.

The iPhone SE 2022, grabbed the tenth spot, managing to sell well in Japan.

Samsung was the only other smartphone manufacturer on Counterpoint Research’s list, taking fourth place with 1.6% for its Galaxy A13, and tenth place with its Galaxy A03 at 1.1%.

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Apple’s iPhone 13 impressively held first place in the 2022 smartphone sales race from January to August. The iPhone fell to the still quite respectable 4th spot and was the best-selling smartphone in multiple global markets such as the UK, the US, China, Germany, and France.

Apple’s “Pro Max” model drove more sales volume than other models in the “13” generation, marking the first time that has happened. The iPhone 14 Pro Max held firmly onto the top spot in the rankings from September to November. Early adopters and those upgrading to a higher variant are said to have driven sales of the “Pro Max” iPhone variant.

“We believe the share of the top 10 smartphones will increase in 2023 as brands focus on clearing inventory and optimizing their launches,” ~ Counterpoint’s forecast for 2023

“We also expect brands to continue making their portfolios leaner in 2023 to minimize cannibalization. The number of active smartphone models in the global market has already fallen from over 4,200 in 2021 to around 3,600 in 2022.”

Although we’ll likely see this continue in the 2023 smartphone market, Apple is expected to continue to offer its complete iPhone product range.

This story first appeared on Mactrast.com

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