The iPhone 13 Is the Best-Selling iPhone of 2022, With Samsung in Second Place

The iPhone 13 lineup is dominating the competition in the smartphone world, with Samsung close behind.
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Since the dawn of the smartphone, Apple’s iPhone has been amongst the best in the world, and consumers know this. That’s why it’s also been one of the best-selling devices in the market.

And this time, it seems 2022 won’t be any different. After just a few months of being released, the iPhone 13 lineup is already the most popular smartphone of 2022. 

The news comes from Francisco Jeronimo, Associate VP from IDC. Jeronimo revealed on Twitter the five most sold smartphones in the first quarter of 2022, and Apple should be pleased. 

Apple’s Taking Over the Market

According to Jeronimo’s tweet, the iPhone 13 lineup is dominating the competition in the smartphone world. 

As you can see from the image, the iPhone 13 is the best-selling smartphone in 2022 so far. And what comes after the iPhone 13? Well, second place is the iPhone 13 Pro Max. 

Samsung makes its first appearance in third place with the Samsung Galaxy A12, but Apple comes back to the list with the iPhone 13 Pro. Samsung takes fifth place with the Samsung Galaxy A32. 

Unfortunately, we don’t know the exact numbers as IDC wouldn’t share that information at this time. However, based on Jeronimo’s tweet, we know that “Apple revenues from the iPhone 13 range totalled $42B (>84% of total iPhone sales). @SamsungMobileleads in the low-end, but it only generated $3.6B (A12&A32).”

This information tells us two things. First, both Samsung and Apple are dominating the market with their devices. Second, Apple’s smartphone is still the most popular device in the world. 

What’s impressive about this is that, despite the price of the iPhone (compared to Samsung’s devices on the list), people still choose to buy the most expensive iPhones available. Apple also offers the cheaper iPhone 13 mini and the budget-friendly iPhone SE, which are both great devices that offer decent battery life and amazing performance. Still, people seem to prefer spending a bit more money to get the most out of their purchases.

Another hurdle overcome is the fact that Apple has had problems with supplies these last few months. Because of the Covid pandemic, the supply chains haven’t been able to catch up with the company’s and consumers’ demands. A great example of this is Sony’s PS5, which hasn’t been able to fulfill the demand of Sony’s users. Still, Apple seems to be still doing fine and has managed to provide iPhones all over the world.

What’s Next for Apple and the iPhone

It seems like sales won’t stop any time soon. As we mentioned before, the iPhone has been one of the best-selling devices year after year, with the iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 being the best-selling smartphones of 2020 and 2021, respectively. 

This year, the iPhone 14 promises to continue this trend, and it’ll probably become the most popular smartphone of 2023. There have been many rumors about the iPhone 14, with some crazier rumors pointing out that Apple might bring an under-display Touch ID feature. Other than that, we expect even better battery life and performance from Apple’s incoming flagship phone. 

It’s too early to tell, but it’s highly likely that the company will release the iPhone 14 at the end of the year, around September, to be more precise. This is based on past releases the company has made. 

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