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New data from Counterpoint Research has revealed just how dominant Apple’s iPhone lineup is, with the iPhone 13 taking the top spot as the best-selling smartphone of 2022. In fact, the entire iPhone lineup accounted for 8 out of the top 10 spots on the best-selling smartphone list for 2022.
According to the data, the iPhone 13 accounted for 28% of all iPhone sales in 2022, and 5% of the total global smartphone sales. The iPhone 13 Pro Max followed closely behind in second place, with 2.6% of total smartphone sales. The top five was rounded out by the iPhone 14 Pro Max in third, the Samsung Galaxy A13 in fourth, and the iPhone 13 Pro in fifth.
What’s particularly notable about this year’s rankings is the inclusion of the iPhone 14 Pro Max in the top five. According to Counterpoint Research, this is the first time that an iPhone “Pro Max” has driven more sales value than its “Pro” and base counterparts. It helped the iPhone 14 Pro Max capture the third spot in the 2022 list and was the top-selling smartphone model for September, October, and November of 2022.
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The iPhone 13’s dominance is further emphasized by the fact that it was the best-selling smartphone in major markets such as China, the US, the UK, Germany, and France. Additionally, the iPhone 13 remained the number one smartphone each month from its launch in September 2021 until August 2022. Price cuts after the iPhone 14 series’ launch further drove iPhone 13 volumes in developing markets. The iPhone 13 sales were two times more than that of the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the second best-selling smartphone in 2022.
Here is the full breakdown of the top 10 best-selling smartphones of 2022:
- iPhone 13 – 5%
- iPhone 13 Pro Max – 2.6%
- iPhone 14 Pro Max – 1.7%
- Samsung Galaxy A13 – 1.6%
- iPhone 13 Pro – 1.6%
- iPhone 12 – 1.5%
- iPhone 14 – 1.4%
- iPhone 14 Pro – 1.2%
- iPhone SE (2022) – 1.1%
- Galaxy A03 – 1.1%
It’s worth noting that the only iPhone 14 model that didn’t make the list is the iPhone 14 Plus, while the iPhone 13 mini is nowhere to be found among the top 10.