Report: iPhones made up eight out of the ten best-selling smartphones last quarter

Apple’s various iPhone models made up eight of the ten best-selling smartphones last quarter, according to new research by [Kantar], results that the research panel attributes to the depth of the iPhone lineup that now ranges from the iPhone SE all the way up to the flagship iPhone X. Not surprisingly, the most popular models were in the middle of the range — the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus together accounted for one in every five smartphones sold, according to the report, while the iPhone X was in fourth place during the same time period. The result is that iOS has gained a 5.9 percent market share increase in the U.S., putting it now at 38.7 percent, while Samsung and LG have seen their market share fall over the year, with overall Android marketshare dropping 4.4 percent down to 61.1 percent. The report notes, however, that Apple did lose a bit of ground to Android in the Chinese market, where Android devices make up 80.4 percent of the market, despite the iPhone X remaining the top-selling device in that country since it first went on sale last fall, and account for 5.3 percent of all phones sold in China. [via 9to5Mac]

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