‘Robust’ iPhone 12 Pro sales help drive global smartphone growth

French authorities have approved an Apple software update for the iPhone 12, reports Reuters. 

Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro models are set to contribute significantly to a 50% year-on-year growth of smartphone shipments worldwide in the first quarter of 2021, according to Digitimes Research.

The research group says that global smartphone shipments should grow nearly 50% on year to 340 million units in the first quarter of 2021, driven by “robust sales” of Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone Pro Max as well as a ramp-up in shipments by Chinese brands.

Phone shipments are expected to total over 60 million units in first-quarter 2021 compared to 90 million-plus units a quarter earlier, Digitimes Research estimates. Apple is likely to be the top vendor for a six-month period that ends March 31, 2021, with total shipments of over 150 million units, up 38% from the same period of a year earlier, adds the research group.

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