iPhone 7 Tops in Q4 as iPhone 6s Ranked the Best-Selling Smartphone of 2016 by IHS Markit

The iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have emerged as the best-selling smartphones of 2016 fourth-quarter, while iPhone 6s was named the highest-selling smartphone for the whole year by financial services firm IHS Markit. For the full year, Apple’s smartphones took the top four spots in the list of best-selling smartphones, while Samsung handsets took five spots in the top 10.

“Apple again has demonstrated that its new iPhones integrate enough innovations and new features to drive sales and remain successful in the market. The company is also capable of selling older devices for an extended period of time,” the statement added.

iPhone 7 Tops in Q4 as iPhone 6s Ranked the Best-Selling Smartphone of 2016 by IHS Markit

Best-selling smartphones in the world in 2016:

  1. Apple iPhone 6s
  2. Apple iPhone 7
  3. Apple iPhone 7 Plus
  4. Apple iPhone 6s Plus
  5. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  6. Samsung Galaxy J3 (2016)
  7. Oppo A53
  8. Samsung Galaxy J5
  9. Samsung Galaxy S7
  10. Samsung Galaxy J7

The now two-year-old iPhone 6s Plus was also among the most-shipped models of 2016.

Meanwhile, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Galaxy S7 ranked fifth and ninth, respectively, outperforming Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge in terms of sales. With the recall of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7, the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge became the best flagships in the premium line-up of Samsung.

One of the models of Chinese manufacturer Oppo has also been listed among the top ten ranking. Oppo registered a growth of 109 percent in smartphone shipments in 2016 to become the fourth largest smartphone maker in terms of unit shipment.

“Huawei, the third largest smartphone maker after Apple and Samsung, did not have any models in the top 10 most-shipped smartphones in 2016. Similar to Samsung, Huawei continues to address multiple smartphone pricing segments – either with its own Huawei-branded handsets or with those of its sub-brand, Honor. In the premium segment, Huawei’s P9 was among its own top five most-shipped smartphone models in 2016, performing better than previous flagships,” the company’s news release said.

The iPhone 7 leak shows us how Android will look next 12 months

You would possibly suppose the average Android consumer doesn’t have a great deal use for an image of the iPhone 7 (out in July), because they haven’t any plans to spend $700 on an Apple tool. however, even in 2016, there are many Android producers in the global which can be inspired by, or maybe directly copying, the design of the modern iPhone.

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That is why, find it irresistible or no longer, the various telephones we see arriving in 2017 (specially those from China) are probable to have a comparable layout to this picture, which first seemed on Weibo and become picked up on via 9to5Mac.

If this does become the very last design of the iPhone 7, then the higher and decrease bands, making an allowance for clean signal reception, that regarded on the iPhone 6 and 6s, are long past, and most effective inconspicuous lines alongside the top and backside of the body continue to be.

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Any other factor of notice, and one that has already been discussed in latest months, is the protrusion of the rear camera, something that even Samsung has managed to keep away from (almost) in its new flagship, the Galaxy S7. Many specialists in photography, consisting of DxOMark, have ranked Android flagship cameras over iPhones’ for some years now, so this accelerated sensor can be a demonstration of a better MP be counted, an attempt to outdo Android telephones on this key function.

Other rumors endorse there to be 4 audio system, a 4.7-inch display screen and a Lightning connector to replace the 3.5 mm headphone jack.

Anyway, there are several signs that the Cupertino organization may not be residing through its greatest hour. The iPhone SE has been acquired with little interest via the general public, and the latest income figures aren’t super for Apple, so it appears in all likelihood that the next iPhone will beat a new path from preceding models.