The company Omdia has made a study from which it draws some estimates that augur well for Apple: according to the report of that study iPhone 11 has been the best-selling handset worldwide in the first half of 2020. More than 37.7 million units would have been shipped, approximately.
In second and third place are the Samsung Galaxy A51 and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 8, with 11.4 and 11 million units shipped respectively. The iPhone 11, therefore, would have had a lot of ground to make up. And not only that: Of the top ten best-selling smartphone models, five are iPhone models.
The iPhone SE also has its success
In addition to the iPhone 11 in first position, we have the iPhone SE in fifth, the iPhone XR in sixth, the iPhone 11 Pro Max in seventh, and the iPhone 11 Pro in tenth position. If we add up the figures for all these models, it gives us an estimated total of 68.8 million iPhone units sold during this last semester.
The same study last year placed the iPhone XR in first position with 26.9 million units sold, so the improvement in sales is clearly seen even with the COVID-19 virus pandemic hitting from March until today across the globe. In 2019 there were three iPhones on the top ten smartphone sales list (the XR, XS Max and 8) with an estimated total of 46.8 million units sold.
These are estimates from a company outside of Apple, but they should give us some guidance on what we will see in the financial results for the fiscal quarter ending this September (we should see them at the end of October). This is good news for Apple: the iPhone division shows no sign of weakening too much while the service and accessories divisions continue to grow.