Strategy Analytics: Apple’s iPhone global shipments grow 44% year-over-year

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, global smartphone shipments were 340 million units in quarter one of 2021, up 24% year-over-year representing the highest growth since 2015. And it was a good quarter for the iPhone.

 Apple shipped 57 million units smartphones worldwide, capturing second place with a 17% volume market share — behind Samsung, which has 23% market share. The strong momentum behind the 5G iPhone 12 series continued across multiple markets, according to Strategy Analytics. And Apple’s smartphone shipments grew 44% year-over-year.

Neil Mawston, executive director at the research group, noted that Samsung remains the largest vendor shipping 77 million smartphones globally in the first quarter, growing 32% year-over-year from 58 million units in the first quarter of 2020. Samsung’s newly launched more affordable A series 4G and 5G phones, and the earlier launched Galaxy S21 series combined drove solid performance in the quarter, he added.

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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.