Global smartphone unit shipments of Apple 2010-2020, by quarter

Nearly 38 million iPhones were shipped during the second quarter of 2020. There has been a tendency of increased Apple smartphone shipments in the fourth quarters every year since 2011. The number of units shipped peaked in the fourth quarter of 2016 when over 78 million iPhones were shipped worldwide.

 iPhones in the global smartphones picture

  After it’s release in 2007, iPhone has gained solid ground in the global smartphone market, with market share fluctuating between 10 to 20 percent in recent years. As of the second quarter of 2020, Apple’s iPhones sales composed 13.5 of the total global smartphones sales.

 COVID-19 impact

   With the outbreak of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), shipments of various high-tech products were expected to stagnate during the first quarter of 2020, according to revised forecasts from March 26. 2020. Fewer smartphone units were expected to be shipped over the course of 2020, compared to previous forecasts. But the numbers were expected to almost equal the projections of initial forecasts during 2021, signaling hope of market revival once the pandemic is over.

Apple worldwide shipments of smartphones from 2010 to 2020 (in million units), by quarter

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June 2020



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2010 to 2020

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