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The iPhone 7 was the best selling smartphone in the first quarter

According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, the iPhone 7 was the world’s best-selling smartphone model in the first quarter of 2017. The research group estimates that Apple shipped 21.5 million units and captured 6% marketshare worldwide in the first quarter (Q1) of 2017.

“The iPhone 7 is by far the world’s most popular smartphone model, due to a compelling blend of user-friendly design, extensive supporting apps, and widespread retail availability for the device,” says Juha Winter, senior analyst at Strategy Analytics. “The iPhone 7 Plus, with its bigger screen and higher pricing, shipped 17.4 million units for second place and 5% marketshare worldwide in Q1 2017. Apple today accounts for two of the world’s top five smartphone models.”

Strategy Analytics says global smartphone shipments reached 353.3 million units in Q1 2017. Samsung managed to get two models in the top five during Q1 2017. The Galaxy J3 captured 2% global smartphone marketshare and fourth place, while Galaxy J5 took 1% global share to become the world’s fifth most popular model.

Dennis Sellers
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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.