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New iPhones will Make Apple Top Global Smartphone Market in Q4 2017

by Linda Sui | Sep 08, 2017

All eyeballs are now on upcoming new iPhones which will be debuted Tuesday Sep 12. We will post in depth reports following the launch event. Meanwhile, we believe strong demand of new iPhones will make Apple retake the largest smartphone vendor position in Q4 2017.

Apple overtook Samsung being the No. 1 smartphone vendor during Q4 2016, but the top two giants were quite close / head to head on shipment volumes, according to the smartphone vendor share report published by our Wireless Smartphone Strategies (WSS) service. We believe Apple would be able to widen the distance with Samsung in Q4 2017, mainly thanks to major hardware upgrade / innovations in upcoming iPhone 8 (or iPhone Edition), as well as strong replacement sales of existing iPhone users.

How many iPhones will Apple ship during 2H 2017? In which how many will come from new iPhone models? Will Apple roll out iPhone Upgrade Program to more countries? Stay tuned for our upcoming new iPhone model in-depth report next week.

WSS clients please click here to access the full report: Global Smartphone Shipment Forecast by Vendor by Region by Quarter: 2015-2018.

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