Research firm Strategy Analytics has declared the iPhone 6S the world’s best-selling smartphone during 2016’s second quarter. The iPhone 6, first released almost two years ago, was in second place – leaving Samsung’s Galaxy S7 Edge, released in March, in third.
Strategy Analytics has estimated that, in that quarter, 14.2 million units of iPhone 6S were shipped – giving it a 4.2% share of all smartphone shipments globally. Meanwhile, the iPhone 6 is thought to have shipped 8.5 million units, which has translated into a 2.5% market share.
Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics, has called the iPhone 6S “wildly popular in dozens of countries globally, due to its attractive hardware design blended with rich features such as 4K video, large multi-touch display, and fingerprint security.”
Woody Oh, Director at Strategy Analytics, added that, despite its age, the iPhone 6 “remains near the top of best-seller lists in many regions like Europe.” There is also evidence that the iPhone SE is continuing to sell well, while Apple looks likely to build upon its impressive momentum with the expected arrival of the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus this month.