The iPhone’s international industry share fell to 13.7 per cent in the second quarter, dropping the Cupertino-based tech giant’s flagship item to fourth location from second all round, TrendForce information showed.
The important on-quarter industry share decline stems from reduced iPhone output. The development comes ahead of Apple launching the iPhone 13 series, presumably later this month.
TrendForce mentioned Apple’s quarterly total iPhone output declined 22.2 per cent on quarter to 42 million units. Apple utilizes the second quarter to transition involving the preceding year and the existing year’s iPhone series.
The surge in Malaysia’s active Covid-19 caseload and the ongoing element and chip shortages are also most likely to have hit Apple’s iPhone output.
Apple’s decline has permitted Samsung, Xioami, and Oppo to fill the prime 3 positions in the international industry. Samsung had a industry share of 19 per cent in the second quarter, followed by Oppo and Xioami, each with 16.1 per cent. Another Chinese manufacturer, Vivo, rounded off the prime 5 with an 11.1 per cent industry share. Vivo also suffered an 8.1 per cent sequential decline in production at 34 million units, such as iQoo devices.
TrendForce also highlighted that international smartphone production fell 11 per cent sequentially to 307 million units throughout the second quarter. On year, the production was 10 per cent larger. Global production in the 1st half was at 652 million units, 18 per cent larger on year.
The TrendForce report mentioned the current Covid-19 surge in India hit production and sales of Xiaomi, Vivo, and Oppo in the second quarter.
Despite LG’s exit in April, it made 9.4 million smartphone units in 2021 and had a 1 per cent industry share. LG’s exit from the Indian mobile phone industry could assistance the likes of Lenovo, Samsung, and some North American brands to expand their footprint.