iPhone 12 series help Apple record double digit smartphone growth in fourth quarter

Global sales of smartphones to end users declined 5.4% in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to Gartner, while . smartphone sales declined 12.5% in full year 2020. However, the launch of the 5G iPhone 12 series helped Apple record double-digit growth in the fourth quarter of 2020. 

Apple surpassed Samsung to retake the No. 1 global smartphone vendor spot. The last time Apple was the top smartphone vendor was in the fourth quarter for 2016.

Samsung experienced a year-on-year decline of 14.6% in 2020. However, this didn’t prevent it from retaining its No. 1 global smartphone vendor position in full year results.

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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.