Become a MacRumors Supporter for $25/year with no ads, private forums, and more!

MacRumors

macrumors bot
Original poster
Apr 12, 2001
52,008
13,633


Apple shipped approximately 15 million iPhones in the United States in the second quarter of 2020, according to a new report shared by Canalys, setting a new domestic record.

wW22JSNybAlODvIC637n3QupUlOJCj7v.png


Apple shipped 15 percent more iPhone 11 devices than last year's equivalent, iPhone XR. Most strikingly, iPhone SE was responsible for growing Apple's quarterly market share to 47 percent. Overall, Apple shipped 10 percent more devices compared to the same quarter of last year.

Vendors shipped 31.9 million smartphones in the United States in total. This represents a 5 percent year-on-year decline, but an 11 percent quarter-on-quarter increase. The reopening of manufacturing facilities in China at the end of March and retail stores reopening in May and June were key contributors to growth. Around 70 percent of smartphones shipped in the U.S. in the second quarter of 2020 were made in China, up 60 percent from the last quarter.

Screenshot-2020-08-13-at-09.38.46.jpg


5G adoption was low in the second quarter of 2020, but is expected to increase as more 5G-connected devices come to market in the coming months. Apple is expected to contribute to this drive for 5G adoption with the release of 5G-enabled iPhones this fall.

"As the coronavirus pandemic forced consumers to stay at home, 5G adoption in the U.S. failed to take off. Store closures and virus fears limited interaction with demonstration models, tight consumer budgets further constrained spending power, and with scarce 5G network coverage in American suburbia, consumers saw plenty of reasons to buy a 4G device instead," Canalys Analyst Vincent Thielke said. "Despite the lackluster 5G roll-out so far, strong carrier marketing in coming quarters will be instrumental in catalyzing a multi-year transition period from LTE to 5G."

Canalys also noted the "perpetual state of uncertainty" hanging over smartphone vendors due to an escalation of tensions between the U.S. and China, but explained that this largely does not affect Samsung and LG.

"The worsening relationship has resulted in extreme instability that has global onlookers eagerly awaiting November's presidential election. This may guide the U.S.-China trade war into a new phase of détente – or reignite flare-ups," Thielke explained.

Apple and Samsung together account for seven out of every 10 devices sold. The average price of a smartphone in the U.S. dropped 10 percent compared to last year, down to $503. Canalys found that distributors are increasing orders for ultra-low-end Android smartphones from lesser-known brands, such as Unimax and Wiko. Google and other Android brands are increasing their exposure to the low-end and mid-range segments, and in addition to the success of iPhone SE, it appears that the sub-$400 segment is poised to gain more prominence.

Article Link: Apple Shipped 15 Million iPhones in the U.S. in Q2 2020, a New Domestic Record
 
Last edited:

swm

macrumors 6502
May 29, 2013
383
628
apple was considered as a luxury item, but more and more people realise that it’s price is associated with the value of experience. that’s a solid ecosystem they’ve built. and the rest of the market/competition is nowhere to be seen.

and also kind of a drug after the first purchase :)
 
Comment

Mr. Dee

macrumors 68030
Dec 4, 2003
2,908
4,477
Jamaica
I have thought about the scenarios of switching to Android. For me, it makes absolutely no sense. First, I am too deep in the Apple ecosystem. I love how I can take calls on my Apple Watch in the kitchen while preparing my meals, count my steps on my way to work, get notifications at my desk while phone is locked away and even respond to them.

Then there is the syncing and cohesiveness between my iPhone, iPad and Mac. It’s just too good, right now, I’m on the brink of subscribing to iCloud storage just to get the added benefit of having my photos and other stuffed properly synced. Finally, the user experience; there is a DNA in Apples culture that Steve Jobs has certainly left behind that is really being self actualize with each product. It’s simple, I describe it as doing as what was thought to be impossible.

There are some things I can’t even explain that the Mac does, that I just don’t understand why Windows has not grasped in all its years of existence.

Oh, and Apple support for their devices is way much longer than.
 
Comment

Kabeyun

macrumors 68040
Mar 27, 2004
3,014
5,667
Eastern USA
Really impressive numbers. Apple has nearly a majority marketshare against all Android phone manufacturers combined. Trying to get my head around that. Imagine if Mac sales equaled the combined sales of Dell, Lenovo, HP, etc., instead of their usual 15% share or so. And this is during a global economic downturn. I was toying with the idea of a little AAPL profit taking (buy-in price is about $46) but instead I may add more right after the split.
 
  • Like
Reactions: citysnaps
Comment

Aston441

macrumors 68000
Sep 16, 2014
1,617
2,317
SE is the best phone on Earth currently.

SE+ with the best phone screen ever made could have been the best phone on Earth, but was inexplicably dropped. I guess it would have shown how awful and overpriced the "flagship" (lol) phones are.
 
  • Disagree
Reactions: tridley68
Comment

Cosmosent

macrumors 68000
Apr 20, 2016
1,739
1,893
La Jolla, CA
Are you telling me that a company with a Market Cap of almost $2T USD was ONLY able to sell 15M iPhones here in the States during the Qtr, despite the fact that the 2nd-Gen SE was released on April 24th, & many of the UN-employed here in the States were receiving an additional $600 USD per week from the Fed Gov't ???

Something doesn't correlate !
 
  • Like
Reactions: OriginalMacRat
Comment

OriginalMacRat

macrumors 6502a
Mar 9, 2007
584
856
Are you telling me that a company with a Market Cap of almost $2T USD was ONLY able to sell 15M iPhones here in the States during the Qtr, despite the fact that the 2nd-Gen SE was released on April 24th, & many of the UN-employed here in the States were receiving an additional $600 USD per week from the Fed Gov't ???

Something doesn't correlate !

All stocks are going up at an unrealistic rate... It's a bubble that is going to crash hard.
 
  • Like
Reactions: ronntaylor
Comment

citysnaps

macrumors 604
Oct 10, 2011
7,062
12,123
San Francisco
Are you telling me that a company with a Market Cap of almost $2T USD was ONLY able to sell 15M iPhones here in the States during the Qtr, despite the fact that the 2nd-Gen SE was released on April 24th, & many of the UN-employed here in the States were receiving an additional $600 USD per week from the Fed Gov't ???

Something doesn't correlate !


Only 15 million phones?

What would a proper number be, considering the pandemic, very high unemployment (ranging between 10 and almost 15%), and uncertain future?

Apple selling 164K iPhones per day sounds pretty good to me.
 
Comment

sideshowuniqueuser

macrumors 65816
Mar 20, 2016
1,093
872
apple was considered as a luxury item, but more and more people realise that it’s price is associated with the value of experience. that’s a solid ecosystem they’ve built. and the rest of the market/competition is nowhere to be seen.

and also kind of a drug after the first purchase :)
Um, the article actually states that the growth is due to the release of the low cost 2020 SE. The SE is not a "luxury" item, it's a functional mid-range phone.
 
Comment
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.