Apple’s iPhone has 22% of the global smartphone market as of quarter four

The latest research from Canalys shows that global smartphone shipments fell 18% to 296.9 million units in quarter four (Q4) of 2022. As demand dwindled, vendors shipped fewer than 1.2 billion units in full-year 2022, leading to a 12% drop in annual shipments, adds the research group. 

The top five vendors in 2022 remained the same as in 2021. Samsung defended its first-place position, claiming a 22% market share with 257.9 million shipments. Apple came second with shipments of 232.2 million and a 19% market share, despite ending 2022 with its first-ever double-digit decline in Q4, due to COVID-19 restrictions on Chinese manufacturing facilities and weaker demand. 

Xiaomi came third with 152.7 million shipments and a 13% market share. With 10% and 9% market shares, respectively, OPPO and vivo ranked fourth and fifth. 

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.