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Apple's iPhone 7 Remains World's Most Popular Smartphone

August 16, 2017

The world’s most popular smartphone remains the iPhone 7.

Between April and June, the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus remained the top two best-selling smartphones around the world. They bested the recently released Samsung Galaxy S8 and Samsung Galaxy S8+ by wide margins, according to Strategy Analytics.

During the second quarter of 2017, Apple sold 16.9 million iPhone 7 units vs. 15.1 million for the iPhone 7 Plus. The Samsung Galaxy S8 (10.1 million), Samsung Galaxy S8+ (9 million), and Xiaomi Redmi 4A (5.5 million) followed.

Says Juha Winter, senior analyst at Strategy Analytics:

iPhone 7 remains the world’s most popular smartphone model overall, due to a compelling blend of user-friendly design, extensive supporting apps, and widespread retail presence for the device.

On Aug. 1, Apple announced it had sold 41 million iPhones during the company’s third quarter, which was a slight increase year over year. The company doesn’t break down sales by handset model.

If the Samsung Galaxy S8 hopes to overtake the iPhone 7, it better hurry.

First introduced in September 2016, the iPhone 7/7 Plus are likely to be replaced early next month by the so-called “iPhone 8,” “iPhone 7s,” and “iPhone 7s Plus.”

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