Apple dominates the charts
An astounding 80% of bestselling smartphones come from Apple.
For the entirety of the iPhone’s existence, critics said Apple must do certain things to make it a success.
Such as open up the platform, make cheaper phones or embrace radical designs like folding screens.
Instead, Apple stuck with the same basic design for generation after generation, made the iPhone even more premium, and added expensive hardware like fancy cameras and sensors.
And where’s it got the company? To the top of the charts! For the first time, Apple absolutely dominates a new report about the bestselling smartphones worldwide.
Out of the top 10 bestselling smartphones, Apple makes an unbelievable eight of them. Samsung barely cracked the list with a pair of cheaper, entry-level Androids.
Apple is the first brand to completely dominate this bestselling list, and if the excitement surrounding the iPhone 15 continues, it will continue to do so.
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