Over the course of the past few years, Chinese manufacturers have seen a great rise in their popularity and market share – this taking place all over the world – not just particular regions. As these companies continue their strong growth, others would obviously have to settle for a bit less – and so has been the case.
Apple has not been doing too well when it comes to smartphone sales with its extremely popular iPhones in recent times and with the latest statistics of the market share in mind, the manufacturer has performed worse in smartphone sales recently than it has in a long time. In accordance to Counterpoint Research, the company’s smartphone market share for the second quarter of 2019 saw a massive drop of 11.9 percent when compared to the same time last year.
One could imagine the reports and numbers from Counterpoint Research to be misleading, however, other research departments also state that Apple is indeed losing ground. Another famous analytics department going by the name of Strategy Analytics too has suggested that while the company has lost a large chunk of market share – it has done so with a drop of 6.3 percent.
All in all though, the clearest indication is that Apple’s market share is indeed down – and down quite significantly. This is possible due to a variety of reasons, as Apple has been blamed in the past for adopting poor strategies in emerging markets, while the company has also been called outfor the high prices that it imposes on its smartphones.
On the other hand though, Apple’s arch rival Samsung has been doing well in recent times. The market share for Samsung grew by 7.1 percent year-over-year, while Huawei too has witnessed growth at 4.6 percent. It’s worthy to note though that these numbers end at the second quarter of the year, and so the upcoming quarter will likely see a significant drop for Huawei because of the company’s presence on the US government’s Entity list.
Xiaomi too has risen quite remarkably over the past few years, being the number four vendor all over the world – and the Chinese manufacturer too has seen growth – however slightly at 0.9 percent. The next in line is Oppo, and it wasn’t the best of news for the company as it saw its market share drop by two percent.