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iPhone XR was world’s most popular smartphone in 2019

The iPhone XR was the most popular smartphone in the world last year, according to data.

Omdia’s Smartphone Model Market Tracker report suggests that Apple’s affordable phone, released in 2018, was the most popular smartphone by more than 9 million units; in second place was its successor, the iPhone 11, despite being released just three months before the end of 2019.

The report shows that Apple sold an incredible 46.3 million iPhone XR models in 2019, more than double the number of units the XR sold in 2018, demonstrating its year-round appeal.

Its successor, the iPhone 11, managed to shift 37.3 million units in the same period.

Apple accounted for the top two spaces on 2019’s list, and Samsung followed suit with places 3, 4, and 5 with its Galaxy A10, Galaxy A150, and Galaxy A20 smartphones.

Coming in sixth place was the iPhone 11 Pro Max, with 17.6 million shipments in the three months to the end of 2019, followed by the iPhone 8 with 17.4 million units sold in 2019.

What’s interesting to note is that Apple’s iPhone shipments, overall, were down by almost five percent on last year, though despite its year-over-year decline, the company still comes out on top.

Omdia says this is because of increased prices, which stopped users from upgrading.

“Apple has consistently owned the first and second positions in the global smartphone model shipment ranking, with the company maintaining this dominant position for more than five years running,” Jusy Hong, smartphone research and analysis director at Omdia, said in a report.

“The company’s continued dominance on this front is all the more remarkable when considering that Apple’s price hikes caused overall iPhone shipments to decline last year.”

Are you surprised to hear Apple take spots one and two for 2019? Did you buy an XR in 2019? Let us know your thoughts and check back soon for more news and rumors.

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