iPhone 6s Named World's Most Popular Smartphone Ahead of iPhone 7

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The latest data from research firm Strategy Analytics shows that Apple currently accounts for two of the three top-selling smartphone models shipped worldwide.


    iPhone 6s was the world's top-selling smartphone in the second quarter of 2016, based on an estimated 14.2 million shipments, while the two-year-old iPhone 6 trailed in second with an estimated 8.5 million shipments.

    Strategy Analytics added that the iPhone 6s is "currently the world's most popular smartphone," implying that it has remained the top-selling smartphone through the third quarter leading up to the launch of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

    Both the iPhone 6s and two-year-old iPhone 6 outsold Samsung's newer Galaxy S7 edge, released in March 2016, which finished third with an estimated 8.3 million shipments in the second quarter.

    Apple officially reported sales of 40.4 million iPhones during the second quarter, including the iPhone 6s Plus and older models.

    iPhone 7 models could remain the top-selling smartphones worldwide through the holiday shopping season after Samsung's voluntary Galaxy Note7 recall due to isolated incidents of exploding batteries. Some analysts forecast the "heartbreaking" recall could cost Samsung between $1 billion and $5 billion in revenue.

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  2. Rogifan macrumors Core


    Nov 14, 2011
  3. keysofanxiety macrumors G3


    Nov 23, 2011
    Most impressive iPhone since the 4, in my opinion. Stonkingly good hardware. Touch ID is instantaneous. I personally don't mind the design, protruding camera and all.
  4. iBreatheApple macrumors 68030


    Sep 3, 2011
    Lol at that obsolete thing. Can't wait to see the 7 tomorrow.
  5. Schwyz, Sep 6, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2016

    Schwyz macrumors regular


    Apr 6, 2016
    Up a tree
  6. otternonsense macrumors 65816


    Jul 25, 2016
    And the 7 will make it even more popular, especially with those who don't want to part with the headphone jack just yet.
  7. Sunny1990, Sep 6, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2016

    Sunny1990 Suspended


    Feb 13, 2015
    Yeah it's a great phone I have it from launch day and i love the device in every way the improved quick touch id sensor and i love using 3D touch wile switching between apps and shortcuts the battery has been great for now no lag or issues so far,still can't convince myself getting iPhone 7 as this phone is going strong day by day
  8. yaxomoxay macrumors 68040


    Mar 3, 2010
  9. Someone256 macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2016
    This phone is a complete beast, I won't replace my 6s for at least 3 years.

    After coming from android (Galaxy s6) 6 months ago to the i6s I feel like the iPhone is in its own league and android is just a cheap Chinese copy, that's how it feels to me.
  10. newyorksole macrumors 68040

    Apr 2, 2008
    New York.
    Whether this info is totally accurate or not, I love my 6S Plus and I'm sure everyone will be clamoring for the next one too.
  11. Fattytail macrumors 6502a

    Apr 11, 2012
    I'm curious about this too as the data is a bit surprising. Seems that the S7 non-edge variant would be more popular than a two year old iPhone 6, particularly in other parts of the world where android in general is more popular.
  12. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    Come on MacRumors, you've one day remaining to target it with your negativity in an a pithy attempt to get people to hate it. After that you can move your targets to iPhone 7. Hope you don't squirm too much in your bed when that succeeds. iPhone 8 should have you hurling overboard. When it arrives be sure to throw in comments such as Apple has no right to patent rounded-rectangles. And the proverbial, fire Tim Cook. After all the Apple Watch isn't round enough for you.
  13. WBRacing, Sep 6, 2016
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    WBRacing macrumors 65816

    Nov 19, 2012
    Still very happy with my day two 6S, along with my LG G5. Not really sure what "big thing" any manufacturer can come up with that would want to make me change again any time soon, apart from a jump in camera quality, which seems unlikely.

    I'm just waiting on a reason to upgrade my MBPr.
  14. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Is not every generation of iPhone the most popular smartphone ?
  15. djcerla macrumors 68000


    Apr 23, 2015
  16. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    Do you realise this is a news site .....MR is not making these stories up.....follow the links to find the real haters ;) as you call em.
  17. BootsWalking macrumors 65816

    Feb 1, 2014
    Do their stats for the 6s include both the 6s and 6s Plus? Because rather than list the S7 they list only the S7 edge, which is the larger version of the two, whereas the 6s is obviously the smaller version on the Apple side. Would be interesting if the larger S7 edge outsold the smaller S7 while at the same time the smaller 6s outsold the larger 6s Plus.
  18. Mac Fly (film) macrumors 65816

    Mac Fly (film)

    Feb 12, 2006
    I'm referring to the comments below said stories. Nice wink, btw. Emboldens your argument greatly.
  19. LordQ Suspended


    Sep 22, 2012
    It was an amazing phone, loved every bit of it! But the iPhone 4 will be my favourite design ever.
  20. Porco macrumors 68030


    Mar 28, 2005
    I'm still really happy that Apple put nearly everything I care about from the 6S into the SE, which for me has a superior form factor (both in size and shape, IMHO). I agree with those who say the 4/4S was their favourite ever though.
  21. melendezest, Sep 6, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2016

    melendezest Suspended

    Jan 28, 2010
    The iPhone 6 and the (high-horsepower) 6S represent Apple's long, long awaited foray into larger-screen-phone land.

    It's no surprise they are the most popular phones around. Not to mention their brand cachet.

    They are excellent devices in their own right. And for those who like to keep it simple, they are outstanding devices (as all Apple products are in their "limited" niche).

    Say anything you will about Apple, but I will say this:

    Apple devices may not do everything others can, but what they do set out to do, they (arguably) do it better than anyone.
  22. MasterRyu2011 macrumors 65816

    Aug 22, 2014
    Just hope they get rid of the home button. After using Android smartphones without a physical button, it just seems old-tech to press a button lol. I wish my Galaxy Note 7 didn't have one; it's a nuisance.
  23. oopsroger macrumors regular


    Jun 24, 2013
    In terms of overall experience I think the 6s is still unmatched at this point. But certain areas of the phone are lagging behind compared with the best of the rest.
  24. chriscrowlee macrumors 65816


    Aug 10, 2015
    San Diego, CA
    Utterly GARBAGE "study" ... Samsung's Galaxy line in the US has a couple models, but internationally the Galaxy line has about 500 SKUs... so it's a completely pointless comparison. A more fair comparison would be "Apple vs Samsung Smartphone Sales" in which Samsung would obliterate Apple. But Samsung GETS it... in a country like Thailand, Samsung offers high end, low end, middle of the road, etc. Lots of options and variants for every budget, need, etc.

    But hey, whatever you want to post to make it seem like Apple isn't the gnat in the room. Until Apple customers demand more of Apple, we're going to get same models year after year. Why do you think there is no innovation anymore? Because Apple fanboys (yea including me) tolerate the same crap year after year ....
  25. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
    I take it as the most popular premium handset. Which the iPhone is every year. Your other points are valid.

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