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The iPhone Takes 8 of 10 Top Spots in 2022 Smartphone Sales Charts

The iPhone Takes 8 of 10 Top Spots in 2022 Smartphone Sales Charts

Apple’s iPhone lineup was once again the top-selling smartphone in the world in 2022, with iPhone models occupying 8 out of the top 10 in the 2022 global sales rankings.

Apple’s iPhone has long been popular with smartphone buyers, taking top slots in smartphone sales lists on a regular basis. Apple once again dominated the sales charts, taking 8 spots on the Counterpoint Research list of the Global Top 10 Smartphones. The list uses data from the firm’s Global Monthly Handset Model Sales Tracker. iPhones grabbed eight of the spots, including the top three positions.

As shown in the rankings list below, the iPhone 13 snagged first place, taking a 5% share of the market in 2022, followed by 2.6% for the iPhone 13 Pro Max, then 1.7% for the iPhone 14 Pro Max.

The iPhone 13 Pro took fifth place with 1.6%, the iPhone 12 was sixth with 1.5%, the iPhone 14 settled in at seventh with 1.4%, and the iPhone 14 Pro took eighth with 1.2% of sales. The 2022 iPhone SE rounded out Apple’s slots by taking ninth place with 1.1%.

Samsung was the only other smartphone vendor on the list, As Apple’s long-time rival took fourth place with 1.6% for the Galaxy A13, and tenth place with the Galaxy A03 at 1.1%.

The iPhone 13’s 2022 sales performance was quite impressive, holding first place from January until August when it dropped to a still respectable 4th place. It was the best-selling smartphone in several global markets including China, the UK, the US, Germany, and France.

2022 marked the first time a “Pro Max” model drove more sales volume than other models in the same generation, as the iPhone 14 Pro Max held first in the September to November timeframe. The model’s success was due to early adopters and those upgrading to a higher variant.

“We believe the share of the top 10 smartphones will increase in 2023 as brands focus on clearing inventory and optimizing their launches,” says Counterpoint’s forecast for 2023.

The firm continued, saying “We also expect brands to continue making their portfolios leaner in 2023 to minimize cannibalization. The number of active smartphone models in the global market has already fallen from over 4,200 in 2021 to around 3,600 in 2022.”

While we’ll likely see this in much of the smartphone market, Apple will likely continue offering its complete iPhone product range.