iPhone 6s Is the World’s Most Popular Smartphone, According to Market Share Results


Say what you will about iPhone 6s, but Strategy Analytics has stated that the 4.7-inch smartphone is indeed the most popular smartphone in the world, at least for a particular quarter.

iPhone 6s Breezed Past Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge During the Second Quarter of 2016 to Become the World’s Most Popular Smartphone

According to the latest report, iPhone 6s was the world’s top-selling smartphone for the second quarter of 2016, and this title is based on an estimated 14.2 million shipments, while the two-year-old iPhone 6 trailed in second with an estimated of 8.5 million shipments. The surprising thing about the report is that both smartphones had more shipments than Galaxy S7 edge, which was released back in March 2016.

Samsung’s 5.5-inch high-end smartphone, finished third with an estimated 8.3 million shipments in the second quarter and possesses vast improvements in all angles ranging from software and hardware. Some would also say that this is the smartphone that Samsung should have announced in place of its Galaxy S6 edge. Apple had officially reported sales of 40.4 million iPhones during the second quarter of this year, which includes the iPhone 6s Plus and older models.

Sadly, we don’t see the mention of the company’s iPhone SE in the list. Though it features a screen size of just 4 inches, it packs hardware that will bring your current flagship to shame. However, it is quite clear that the globe displays more passion towards large screen smartphones than they do towards smaller devices. With the release of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, we’ll see which devices end up performing better according to their respective years.

In light of Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 battery woes, Apple has bumped up order volumes by 10 percent in order to get more traction of sales in its favor. The announcement of iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus is going to be held tomorrow, so we’ll fill you in on all the details that you ever wanted to know.