Apple Incorporated’s iPhone series was the best-selling smartphone internationally in 2023, surpassing Samsung Electronics, according to the International Data Corporation.
Samsung holds a 19.4% market share, with Chinese smartphone makers Xiaomi, OPPO, and Transsion trailing behind.
Despite an overall decline in smartphone sales, compounded by pandemic-related issues, Apple’s performance stood out.
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The IDC reported that around 1.2 billion smartphones were sold in 2023, a more than 3% decrease from the previous year and the lowest sales volume in a decade.
Despite the general drop, Apple was the standout performer, selling over 234 million phones last year.
Although Samsung traditionally holds the top position as the world’s largest producer of memory chips, smartphones, and televisions, it faces disappointing news as its profits are expected to drop amid weak global demand for consumer electronics.