Apple recently revealed its financial results for its fiscal Q4, this is Q3 of 2017. The company announced high results on strong Apple iPhone sales. This was before the launch of their new iPhone X which went on sale this month. It looks like Apple is continuing to dominate the US smartphone market.
According to a recent report by Strategy Analytics, the Apple iPhone was the top smartphone in the US in quarter three with sales of 12 million units, Samsung was apparently second with sales of 9.9 million units.
This gave Apple a 30.4 percent share of the US smartphone market in quarter three and Samsung a 25.1 percent share. LG were in third place with a 17.2 percent share. They were then followed by ZTE who has an 11.6 share and Motorola who doubled their share to 5.2 percent over the previous year.
“We estimate Apple shipped 12.0 million iPhones for 30 percent marketshare in the US in Q3 2017, dipping from 13.0 million units and 32 percent share in Q3 2016. Demand for the new iPhone 8 portfolio was mixed, while some Apple fans delayed purchases in anticipation of the later introduction of iPhone X. Samsung shipped 9.9 million smartphones for 25 percent share in the US in Q3 2017, up slightly from 24 percent a year ago. Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S8 performed relatively well in the high-tier, while its A5 model and others are popular in the mid-tier.”
The iPhone sales do not include their new iPhone X which went on sale at the start of this month, so it will be interesting to see what Apple does with their smartphone sales in Q4 of 2017.
Source Strategy Analytics