only Apple sells more mobiles than a year ago

Smartphone shipments were down 11% from a year earlier, but Apple was up 8% on demand for the recently unveiled iPhone 13 and iPhone SE 2022.

Although the massive vaccination of the population has allowed us to return to an apparent normality, the economic crisis derived from this pandemic and the global shortage of chips have caused global mobile sales to slow down and continue to fall.

Well, we should rather say that global smartphone sales have plummeted for almost everyone, as Apple is the only manufacturer to sell more phones than a year ago.

Apple is the only manufacturer to sell more cellphones than a year ago

This is the global smartphone market today

A recent report by market analysis company Canalys reveals that in the first quarter of 2022, global smartphone shipments reached 311.2 million units, down 11% from the same period of the year. last year.

If we break down the data by brand, the only one that sells more than last year is Apple which, with 56.5 million units sold, is growing by 8% compared to the previous year thanks to the demand for the iPhone 13 and the recent presented the iPhone SE 2022.

Canalys mobile Q1 2022 worldwide sales

Global smartphone sales between the first quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2022

As with the rest of the manufacturers, Samsung continues to lead the ranking in global smartphone shipments with 73.7 million units sold, but loses 4% compared to the previous year, Honor dominated the Chinese market for the first time after its separation from Huawei and Xiaomi. sales fell more than 30% year-on-year in the Middle East and Africa in the first quarter of 2022.

There is very little left for one in three mobile phones in the world to be an iPhone

According to Canalys analysts, the reasons for this slowdown are multiple, but, without a doubt, the most important are the high level of inflation, the invasion of Ukraine by Russia, the restrictions derived from COVID-19 and the shortage of chips in the world. The outlook is brighter for the coming months, however, as component shortages should start to ease, relieving some of the cost pressure on mobile device makers.

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