Like last year, iPhone continued to be the most popular smartphone line in Q4 2021 with impressive sales, despite facing many supply constraints globally.

Corona virus affects Apple, the problem of limited supply globally makes things more difficult for all other manufacturers.

However, according to market research center Canalys (based in Singapore), Apple took the top spot in Q4 2021 with 22% share of the global smartphone market, Samsung came in second place. when owning 20%.

Even so, it can be seen that the manufacturer from Korea is getting closer to the No. 1 position when increasing 3% over the same period in 2020 (17%). Part of helping Apple overcome supply difficulties is that the iPhone 13 is supported at a discount in China.

Apple accounted for 22% of total smartphone shipments worldwide in Q4 2021, thanks to strong demand for the iPhone 13 series. But total shipments for the quarter increased by only 1% due to supply chain difficulties and the resurgence of COVID-19 cases.

Manufacturer Samsung was in second place, down from the top spot in the third quarter of 2021 when it reached 20% market share. maintaining the 3rd position with 12% market share. OPPO and Vivo are in the top 5 with 9% and 8% market share.

Canalus analyst Sanyam Chaurasia said: "Apple has returned to the top of the smartphone market after three quarters, thanks to the excellent performance from the iPhone 13 series. Apple has seen the number of iPhones sold. unprecedented in China" .

However, according to Canalus, supply constraints for iPhones helped manufacturer Samsung close the gap in Q4. Bloomberg news agency also reported in December that component shortages forced Apple to reduce production volumes, although there were comments that the company was not optimistic about its ability to recover in the near term.

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