Apple iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus are the most shipped smartphones during Q2 2017

According to fresh data from Strategy Analytics, the Apple iPhone 7 was the most popular smartphone in the world for the second quarter of 2017 followed by the Apple iPhone 7 Plus. Apple shipped 16.9 million units of the 4.7-inch iPhone 7 from April through June, and 15.1 million of the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus during the same time period. The two handsets had 4.7% and 4.2% of the global smartphone market respectively...
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62. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lol, you tried to make it better, but your argument makes it look even worse. What you're implying would mean people would rather buy a two year old iPhone than a brand new Android. That's absolutely hysterical! You get how AWFUL that looks as a defense of these stats, right? "So something smells a little funky." That's your post... reeking of bulls**t. "Or it could be Apple just fudging some numbers for another sensational story to keep Apple users happy." You realize these numbers come from a source OTHER than Apple, did you even read the article? "sensational story to keep Apple users happy." I'm pretty sure Apple enthusiasts are the last people who read these articles.

67. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Geez, they're just phones, no need to go orgasmic all around

59. sgodsell

Posts: 7044; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

No popcorn needed. It's just another Apple fudge story. Not that it's sales number are bad by any means. However if Apple sold 41 million iPhone's in the last quarter. That means 32 million were iPhone 7 and plus versions. So Apple's sales of its iPhone 6s, 6s plus, 6, 6 plus, and iPhone SE totalled 9 million for the other 5 iPhone devices still currently being sold. So something smells a little funky. Or it could be Apple just fudging some numbers for another sensational story to keep Apple users happy.

2. Heisenberg

Posts: 367; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

PA is rubbish. They created this post few minutes ago and removed it simply because it has Samsung name along side Apple as the subject. No wonder they are going down the drain on Alexa ranking

3. Xilam unregistered

I don't understand people like you. If it's such rubbish and Apple biased - why is it that you're still here? Seriously, u must have a good reason to be here, what is it?

4. darkkjedii

Posts: 30905; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Why can't you just give Apple its credit? It's not like these figures can't be confirmed.

20. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Most readers have no clue what rubbish is.

6. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Anyone else more shocked to see the Redmi 4A on this list other than me?

18. Xilam unregistered

Not really. Chinese phones have "brought it" lately.

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Is it not a good phone?

37. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

It's great for what it costs, I guess. It's more that it isn't really a known brand that surprised me.

73. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

XIAOMI is a known brand. In China. I dont understand why you think a k own brand is one tbat is only worldwide. Therefore brand names that are exclusive to a give country. Not every brand needs or sells products all aroind the world. Which is also why very few sell lots of phones.

51. AmashAziz

Posts: 2894; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Me. It's some fantastic facts.

52. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

I am surprised to see how come top 4 slots were occupied by the most costly mobiles on earth . I expected more of galaxy j and redmi mobiles in top 5.

7. Medoogalaxy

Posts: 232; Member since: May 25, 2017

Iphone7 most sales Galaxy S8 the best phone. The sales of iphone because of indecent advertisements's apple in fact, it is simple phone, average phone at a high price, and when it think make a premium phone "1200$", this is proof that iphones is a hybrid phones.

9. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

"he sales of iphone because of indecent advertisements's apple in fact," Please explain Wtf "indecent advertisements" are, Mr. Marketing exec. "is simple phone, average phone at a high price, and when it think make a premium phone "1200$", this is proof that iphones is a hybrid phones." Hybrids are some of the most luxurious cars you can buy as an ordinary consumer. Not really a good comparison.

10. DRS1977

Posts: 678; Member since: May 27, 2015

iPhone = Toyota Corolla = Best Selling GS8 = S-Class Mercedes

15. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

That car analogy is lacking in authenticity. Mercedes(s) run fantastically under any circumstance, Galaxies on the other hand...

23. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

It is not just about how fantastic a phone runs... sometimes it is also about special capabilities and features. The iPhone classically runs better than anything else, and is very stable, but buys that stability and performance by giving up some amount of features and flexibility. It is, therefore, a tradeoff game that each user has to weigh against their own needs at any given point in time. Personally, I have no problem being patient enough to work with the amount of lag on my Moto E 2nd gen. I am used to Symbian, anyway, which was not quite as laggy as Windows Mobile, but was still quite laggy compared to today's platforms, even though it offered more features and flexibility than BlackBerry at that time. I used to use many of the unique features that the iPhone could not offer early on. Now, the iPhone has gradually gotten better about many features, and now offers more of the features of, say, an Android flagship, than it once did, and that features gap is closing rather quickly in our day. Now, I, personally, have found that I do less on my mobile device than I used to. I bought cheap Android stuff because it didn't yet make sense to give up a few little features that I still used that iPhone didn't do as well, and because my budget was very small; however, having found in the last year that I no longer write Python scripts on my phone, that I no longer use many of the special apps that I had to use while in college, and that my Moto E is lagging more and more as its internal memory fills because my apps are growing with every update, the iPhone is starting to make more sense, especially if I can get a cheap iPhone SE before they disappear. It will require more money outlay than I am fully comfortable with, but it is close enough to being within reach, and promises a better overall experience based on my recently reduced needs for features, that I am seriously considering it.

41. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

So, to keep going with the car analogy: The Samsung Galaxy S8 is like the 2017 Cadillac Escalade... lots of space, lots of power in the large high-torque engine and the transmission with four-wheel drive, and able to do a lot of different things and carry many people and objects with all sorts of features and flexibility, with a truck frame and suspension and a highly refined luxury interior. Rather expensive, too. The iPhone 8 is like the 2017 Lotus Elise... very light and nimble, with a high-performance small-block racing engine and racing suspension, able to accelerate at incredible rates with superb handling, carrying up to two people with some storage space, built from space-age materials with superb engineering and design, a beautiful vehicle with unparalleled performance. Very expensive. My old Moto E 2nd Gen is like a 1998 Buick Century Limited... older but low-mileage, decent V6 engine with decent suspension and automatic front-wheel-drive transmission, average leather interior with power seat, power windows, and CD player, with room for comfortably seating five plus a large trunk for some storage. Cheap, but still a great deal for a used car that works well enough. Okay, so maybe it's a little exaggerated, but still... I guess I'm getting old enough to like the Lotus Elise.

84. Xilam unregistered

I'd even take the Lotus Espirit (the late one with BMW power plant) over many modern sports cars today). You're not old!

58. whatev

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

+1000000000000000000000000000000000000, so accurate, lmao

45. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

S8 is Hyundai and iPhone is Ferrari, but the difference is that iPhone is selling more.

49. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

It is tough to make a car analogy that actually works for this case, because luxury cars don't sell as well as non-luxury cars due to extreme pricing differences, plus the used car industry is huge in many parts simply because cars are so expensive. Phones from most OEM's are not as expensive as cars... they are more like computers. I can buy a decent Windows PC for $500, or a Mac for like $1500, or a Chromebook for like $250. There is a balance to be struck for most people... only a few people are wealthy enough to buy whatever they want all the time, whether it be computers, cars, or mobile phones.

70. Xilam unregistered

I see iPhones as Porsche brand - they make a 911 (regular size iPhone) which has grown from the previous generations that were smaller than rivals. The panamera is like the iPhone + models - bigger but still quick and sporty. The iPads are macan and cayman. And the SE and earlier 5c is like the boxter models. Samsung is like ford or Toyota which makes everything from focus/corolla to F150/tundra truck - mostly sells affordable cars. They also make the mustang - galaxy s and a ford GT which is the Note which are as fast as 911 but don't sell as many. Porsche doesn't care to make you typical hatchbacks and sedans - so don't have a market share dominated by low and mid class vehicles. - but within the sports car market - 911 are more expensive than average car brands and may not offer a truck for your construction needs, bust still great value and speed for those looking for a great sports car, something you can still take to grocery store and expect reliability. Other brands also diversify - but none unique in their market share position like the Porsche.

82. domfonusr

Posts: 1083; Member since: Jan 17, 2014

I hadn't thought of it that way, but that's actually a pretty good analogy.

74. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Price is not always an issue. The fact is luxury cars are simply not practical. For a person who .at use a car for everyday driving to work, a luxury car is more expensive to own. Car payments are higher, gas cost is higher die to poor gas mileage, repairs are also most costly, even foe exact repairs on a cheaper car. Luxury cars cant handle rough streets, caused them to break down faster. The iPhone is a midrange premium device. It basically like a Mazda. It's simple small and compact. Has good rating, is safe and economical. The S8 is like a midsize premium SUV, like a Caddy SRX, while the S8+ is the best he level. It's everytbing you said about the Escalade, but not as pricy, but is more pricey that some models in its class. The iPhone and S are so different, not because of the OS, but because of the feature set. IOS is a little above base, but far from a bwtter trim level. While the S8 is the next to top trim level where the Note is the top trim level. The Galaxy has 8 cylinders, while the iPhone has 2. But because the Gakaxy has a bigger tank, it ca go much farther on a si foe fill up. The iPhone is a 4 cylinder, where the average cares gets about 300 miles from a take, vs lets say my car where I have a bigger tank and I get 500 miles. Right now I own 3 vehicles I have an older Porsche whixh has terrible gas mileage by today's standards, I have a Dodge Journey Crossroad which is my work truck and I have one of our company cars which is an i8. If I had to pick which car the iPhone comes close too? The older Porsche. Not perfect, just reliable to some degree. But because its a 2002, it's falling apart a bit. My S8 is like by Journey. It's fast with 3y0hp v6...its all luxury inside with power every thing and leather seats...its sporty and hold a 7. Gets 550 miles from a full take on the highway and 300 city driving. I fill up onky 2 times a month. The iPhone is a practical option, but it's boring The Galaxy has more substance and flexibility. It's my workhorse. The iPhome cannot handle what i throw at my Galaxy.

14. Macready

Posts: 1813; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

Keep in mind that the S8 and S8+ had limited availability during Q2, both in terms of the period at hand (roughly 2 out of the 3 months at best) and geographically (most countries followed later after the US release, as did many of the carriers and unlocked phones).

16. cmdacos

Posts: 3975; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

This. Fairly impressive for just over 2 months availability.

17. bucky

Posts: 3774; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I guess we should also keep in mind that the iPhone is last year's phone
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