Only Apple achieves positive figures in smartphone sales so far this year

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Estimated smartphone sales figures for the first quarter of this year have just come out, and Apple is the only major manufacturer to has increased its sales compared to the same quarter of 2021.

So what the times are not the best to get good sales figures. Between the shortage of chips, the stoppage of Chinese factories, inflation, and the uncertainty of the markets due to the invasion of Ukraine, without a doubt, reaching good sales figures is quite an achievement.

Strategy Analytics, Canalys and IDC have released their reports on their smartphone sales estimates for the first quarter of this year. All differ in their exact calculations and estimates, but the three analysts broadly agree that Apple it was the only manufacturer that experienced growth in that quarter compared to the same one last year.

They all explain in their reports that the big smartphone manufacturers like Samsung, Oppo, Xiaomi and several others had sharp declines in smartphone sales in 2022 compared to 2021.


Canalys notes that Apple experienced 8% growth compared to the same quarter last year, now holding 18% of the total market share. It still trails Samsung in overall market share, but Koreans saw a 4% decline in that quarter.

Strategy Analytics It also reports that other Android smartphone manufacturers, such as Oppo and Vivo, had sales drops of 29% and 30% in this first quarter of 2022.

A great merit on the part of those from Cupertino, since with these times, the most normal thing is that sales are lower than last year, as all the big brands are suffering. Apple is the only company in the industry that is escaping the current crisis.

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