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Apr 12, 2001

Apple's iPhone 13 lineup led global smartphone revenues to a new high of $448 billion in 2021, Counterpoint reports.


Smartphone revenues grew seven percent year-on-year and 12 percent quarter-on-quarter in the fourth quarter of 2021, despite difficulties caused by component shortages. Apple's iPhone revenue is believed to have increased 35 percent year-on-year to $196 billion in 2021, its highest ever quarterly revenue. This enabled it to capture 44 percent of total global smartphone revenue that year.

As well as leading global revenues to the new high, the success of the iPhone 13 lineup pushed up the average selling price of smartphones by 12 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2021. This was also aided by the proliferation of 5G-enabled devices, which made up more than 40 percent of global smartphone shipments in 2021, compared to just 18 percent in 2020.


The average selling price of iPhones also increased by 14 percent due to demand for the iPhone 12 and iPhone 13 lineups, reaching $825. Apple also bolstered its market share with gains in key emerging markets, including India, Thailand, Vietnam and Brazil.

The top five smartphone brands contributed more than 85 percent of the total smartphone revenue. Samsung's smartphone revenue increased by 11 percent year-on-year, while Xiaomi and Oppo increased by 49 percent and 47 percent respectively. Amid rapid expansion, both Xiaomi and Oppo recently set out plans to directly challenge Apple on a global scale in the premium smartphone segment.

Article Link: iPhone 13 Lineup Led Global Smartphone Revenues to Record High in 2021
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macrumors 6502a
Sep 22, 2006
We shall see if Apple can get enough chips to meet customer demand for the iPhone 14 and the M2 Macs that will soon be forthcoming ... Time will tell.
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macrumors 68040
Jul 19, 2002
Good to see revenue rather than unit sold as the metric. Another good metric would be profit since Apple has superior margins.

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macrumors G4
Jan 2, 2002
iPhone 13 series was a bust for me. I couldn’t tolerate the flickering OLED screens from PWM dimming.
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macrumors 68020
May 1, 2021
Just hoping the rumoured iPhone 14 redesign is real as it looks very nice. The camera on the iPhone Pro are fantastic from what I’ve seen.


macrumors 68020
May 1, 2021
The iPhone 13 remains the undisputed champion of all times. ?

Reading your signature I’m curious, which iPhone do you have now or do you have multiple ones? I have an XR personally but will change it, hopefully this year but I’ll need to save for an iPhone 14 Pro.


macrumors 68030
Mar 20, 2016
Good - although the iPhone 13 lineup wasn't all that in terms of excitement it is, most importantly, a solid phone in my experience. Easily a phone that's going to last many years.
Yep, it was the iPhone 12 that, in returning to the iPhone 4-esque design, created the excitement. The iPhone 13 is merely an iteration.
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macrumors newbie
Nov 17, 2020
British Columbia, Canada
It would be great if the phone had working bluetooth with handsfree in car...I mean for a couple grand $CAD one would expect it to work the same or better than my 11 pro, but alas, it disconnects every 10 seconds for reasons only pages and pages of people having the same issue on Apple's website can surmise is a faulty module and therefore phone that I guess Apple is just going to sweep under the rug...good job on those sales numbers though guys...maybe the 14 will have working bluetooth...

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macrumors 6502a
Jul 13, 2012
Upgraded from an original SE to a 13 Mini late last year. No regrets. :cool:


Jul 18, 2011
Good - although the iPhone 13 lineup wasn't all that in terms of excitement it is, most importantly, a solid phone in my experience. Easily a phone that's going to last many years.

I believe that will be the general trend moving forward. People hold on to their phones for longer now, and upgrade when it’s time (whenever that is), and that’s really where Apple is going with their iPhone lineup these days. Dependable models that will easily last the user 3-4 years minimum.


macrumors 65816
Aug 7, 2007
The regular 13 is a really solid phone. Great camera, display, smaller notch and I especially like the fact that Apple increased base storage to 128GB.

Looking forward to the 14.


macrumors G3
Feb 22, 2020
Samsung should be wary of BBK. Look at Oppo + Vivo (same parent company), they're at 71% already, inching close to overtake Samsung. And this is a company that put more efforts into marketing than anything else, and they're kinda winning. Not a good sign imo.


macrumors 6502a
Sep 21, 2012
Damn Apple, forcing people to part with their money and use a closed ecosystem! These people really want an open system but choose to pay more despite cheaper alternatives. They’re oppressing our freedoms I tell ya. /s
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