The Apple iPhone was the top selling tech product of 2017

A research firm called GBH Insights said today that the Apple iPhone was the top selling tech product of 2017. In fact, with 233 million units expected to be rung up for the entire year, the device sold more than the numbers 2 through 5 products added together. In second place you'll find the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with 33 million phones sold...
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108 Comments

56. iushnt

Posts: 3083; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

There are no new news about finding difficulty to break iOS as well after that one incident.

57. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1307; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

The first unhackable iPhone hasn't been invented yet. Apple themselves have had a lot of security problems with iCloud and such leading to stolen data and celeb pics. If Apple is leading the way, we're royally screwed.

13. RAV4CAD

Posts: 96; Member since: May 03, 2016

Congrats Apple

17. _KIRA_

Posts: 108; Member since: Dec 25, 2013

PS4 sold 21 million units in 2017...where is it?

18. LanjaKodaka

Posts: 219; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

In your comment, lol

29. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

Sorry, I was an hour late to the iPA whiners party.

34. checkmymike

Posts: 218; Member since: Dec 28, 2011

I agree with the comments. Since all iphones were counted as one, then all SAMSUNG GALAXY phones should count as one, too. But then, iphones would have landed 2nd place lols

45. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

It would probably help Samsung the most, but it shouldn't just be their handsets lumped all together. EVERY one of the OEM's should be afforded the same latitude and have their handsets lumped in together.

41. PhoenixFirebird

Posts: 116; Member since: Oct 10, 2016

Apple fans are rich and so they can buy one every year. No problem.

43. DBoss

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 18, 2017

Isn't an iPhone includes all versions of iphone line soldout in 2017? Wth d heck is tis statistic? Not fair at all...!

44. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Umm? Why all iPhones grouped together? For 2017 this would include SE's, 6's, 7's, 8's, & the X... Plus all of the different S and + models, no? Of course the sales number is going to be exorbitantly high in comparison to any other OEM with a more narrow scope of sales. A thought comes to mind here. Probably not good for Apple to have a number like this corroborated just in case the class action lawsuit doesn't go their way. Could send the damages way way up there...

46. snowgator

Posts: 3617; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

As you have been posting since 2010, and I have been kicking around on and off since 2011.... It has always been this way, and comments about sales have always been the same when Samsung or Android fans see these numbers. Apple has always been grouped as a single entity, and always looked fantastic and dominate for it. It is a PR dream. Considering how well Apple products hold up in resale value, PR is everything. No idea how they get away with it, but they do so more power to them. But I HAVE noticed when dependability surveys are done, than the iPhones are grouped by model numbers.

58. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1307; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

How Apple gets away with it is quite simple. These statistics firms need access to Apple's vast amount of user data. Apple says sure, but whatever data you get you use in way that makes us look good or we sue you and you're banned for life. Now anyone who wants a successful business in statistical analysis on mobile affairs, isn't about to say to Apple: No thanks, I will make do without your data. Apple may only hold a 15% marketshare globally, they're still #3 on the world's largest smartphone makers and it would still be suicide for your business.

61. uzbek-mobile-man

Posts: 118; Member since: Sep 27, 2014

Let me tell you my own opinion. Well, all smartphone manufacturing companies but Apple are producing their smartphones with Google`s Android operating system, such as HTC, Nokia (HMD Global), Sony, Panasonic, LG, Motorola, Samsung, many Chinese famous and unknown companies, such as Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo, Oppo, Vivo, Meizu, Xiaomi, Meitu, Doogee, Bluboo, Oukitel, TCL, Alcatel and so on. And, pay attention: each of those companies has at least 10 smartphone models. But, Apple has only 20 smartphone models with its own iOS operating system, and here they are: 1. iPhone; 2. iPhone 3G; 3. iPhone 3GS; 4. iPhone 4; 5. iPhone 4 CDMA; 6. iPhone 4S; 7. iPhone 5; 8. iPhone 5C; 9. iPhone 5S; 10. iPhone 6; 11. iPhone 6 Plus; 12. iPhone 6S; 13. iPhone 6S Plus; 14. iPhone SE (2016); 15. iPhone 7; 16. iPhone 7 Plus; 17. iPhone SE (2017); 18. iPhone 8; 19. iPhone 8 Plus; 20. iPhone X. I mean, 20 iPhone smartphones are on the right side of the scales, and thousands of Android smartphones are on the left side of the scales. Sometimes, both sides are equal, and OFTEN the right side of the scales is heavier, because there are iPhone smartphones there!! Because of that, no matter, if we want or not, but we should, we must and we have to confirm, to make sure, to believe in, to see, to say that Apple`s smartphones, iOS operating system, its smartphones` design are best of the best!! If you believe in me, I have never used any iPhone yet. But, I know that iPhone is reliable smartphone. He/she uses iPhone who knows its quality. Well done, Apple!! We are proud of you and your smartphones!! (Even though Apple is making slowed down older smartphones than iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X) uzbek-mobile-man from Uzbekistan.

63. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1307; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

None of that makes any sense whatsoever. Nice try though.

64. Bazali

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 13, 2017

Lol in your dreams PA..

66. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Ha ha iphonearena in all its pride and glory. ALL IPHONES vs S8 and note 8.......It say it all about bias on this website....

68. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Apple funded "analysts" distorting reality as usual. Why bundle all Apple products as if they're one device while splitting all Galaxy products into separate sub-models?

69. midan

Posts: 2597; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

Apple have nothing to do with this and also they could have chosen one iPhone and results would have been same.

70. midan

Posts: 2597; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

According to Counterpoint new research, iPhone sales had it's best nov in history.

79. cmdacos

Posts: 3975; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Well they should have their best Nov, they have a third new model released in this quarter. Thinking is hard

72. path45th

Posts: 402; Member since: Sep 11, 2016

It’s obvious that Samsung phones are not good. If people had liked them Samsung would have sold more. I don’t find any other explanation.

78. cmdacos

Posts: 3975; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Lmao try harder

80. midan

Posts: 2597; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

clearly Samsung high end phones didn't meet user expectations and now those people buy something else, which is mosty huawei

84. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Put all Samsungs phones lumped together like iPhones and Samsung left apple in the dust.

88. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

If you like an real tech site would do, put all Samsung phones against all Apple phones, Samsung is outselling Apple...

73. youssef44

Posts: 547; Member since: Apr 29, 2014

I don't think so

74. Diego!

Posts: 864; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Oh yeah... We couldn't finish 2017 without a sucking article in Apple's end. *If you know what I mean*

76. cmdacos

Posts: 3975; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

That's a lot of iPhone 7 and 6s sold

77. darkkjedii

Posts: 30905; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

All this iPhone/Apple jealousy is just so stupid. People are gonna but what they want, and buy what works best for them. Congrats Apple, for making a great phone.
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