Last week Patently Apple posted a report titled "New Global, USA and China Smartphone Statistics are in for Q1 2018 with Specific Charts and Highlights Provided. Drilling further into Q1 2018, Counterpoint Research found that Apple's iPhone models took 6 out of the top 7 positions in the U.S. market as presented in the chart below.
On OEM trends for Q1 Research Analyst Maurice Klaehne commented that "Apple shipped a record 16 million iPhones for the first time ever in a Q1 in the US. This is a 16% YoY increase, with the OEM showing continued success in taking share away from Samsung in the premium market space. It now commands 80% of the +$800 price band.
Samsung's sales declined 4% YoY which indicate weaker sell-through of their premium Galaxy models. Overall, Apple's super-premium segment ($800 and above) accounted for 20% of US total sales during Q1. Read the full Counterpoint report here for more.
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