After Apple’s conference on the financial results of the first quarter of 2019, market analytics companies began to share their estimates with respect to sales of iPhone, iPad, Mac, and other products.
IDC indicated that iPhone sales had fallen by 30% compared to the same period last year. On the other hand, Canalys suggested that iPhone sales have fallen by 23 %. And now, in IHS Markit estimate that sales have only fallen by 16 %.
Leaving aside the fact that no analytical firm has agreed on their estimates, the vision of IHS Markit is the most optimistic in the sector. They believe that Apple has sold 43.8 million iPhones during the first quarter of 2019.
Apple would have seized 14% market share of smartphones
According to IHS estimates, 323.8 million mobile phones have been sold throughout the smartphone market worldwide. This would represent a general fall of 6.3% with respect to the first quarter of 2018. Apple, on the other hand, would have received 14% of total sales.
What all market analysts seem to agree is that Samsung remains in first place in the table of manufacturers of smartphones, while Huawei is in second place with an increase in sales of up to 50% over the same period from last year.
Despite the poor sales of the iPhone XR, the iPhone XS, and the iPhone XS Max, Apple has managed to continue receiving a fairly high income with respect to forecasts. Largely, of course, thanks to the high price of their products. But also thanks to the increase in sales of their wearables and the boom in their services.