According to data from the firm Counterpoint Research, the turnover of the global smartphone market increased by 7% between 2020 and 2021, and even by 20% in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the same period the previous year.
Apple, 44% of the 2021 smartphone market turnover
Good performance, especially given the shortages of electronic components that have affected the mobile industry. The success of the iPhone 13 apparently has a lot to do with this growth. In the fourth quarter of 2021, Apple's turnover for the iPhone was thus 196 million dollars - the best quarter of all time for the brand - or 35% better than the same period in 2020. Thus Apple obtains 44% of the total turnover of smartphones this year.
Strong growth in 5G smartphones in 2021
The success of the iPhone 13 has also increased the average price of mobiles by 12% in the fourth quarter of 2021 compared to the fourth quarter of 2020. A price increase also helped by the proliferation of 5G smartphones, which account for more than 40% of total mobile distribution in 2021, compared to 18% in 2020.