For the past few years, experts have been going hammer-and-tongs predicting iPhone is failing rapidly. I can’t remember when was the last time they had gone so horribly wrong—repeatedly.
Yes, you can go wrong once and even twice. But, if you keep biting the bullets time and again, you must change your perspective for the better. Else, you wouldn’t seem to be a critic but a bitter opponent who badly wishes for the more dominating rival to lose—by hook or by crook!
iPhone X Continues to Be One of the Best Selling Smartphones
To let you quickly derive the right conclusion, I’m gonna keep this piece pretty short and talk mostly about the facts—that are more visible.
Right after the holiday season, experts had forecasted that iPhone X sales have drastically failed. They even went further that it’s no longer the favorite of users.
They again went wrong with their faulty prediction. In contrast, iPhone X sales remained pretty good.
“We’re thrilled to report our best March quarter ever, with strong revenue growth in iPhone, Services, and Wearables,” said Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO. “Customers chose iPhone X more than any other iPhone each week in the March quarter, just as they did following its launch in the December quarter. We also grew revenue in all of our geographic segments, with over 20% growth in Greater China and Japan.” – Apple
The experts stated that the third quarter will be quite low with tepid demand for the iPhone X. Ohh Boy; they have gone off the handle yet again.
As per Counterpoint, the noted research firm, iPhone 8 was the top smartphone during May of 2018 followed by Samsung Galaxy S9 (both are locked at 2.4% but the iPhone 8 is slightly ahead.) And iPhone X has come at number three with %2.3% market share. iPhone 8 Plus has come at number 5 with 2.1%.
Let me tell you that S9 launched in March with high-end specs and touted to have a top-notch camera. That means an almost a year old iPhone is still ruling the roost!
“According to the latest research from Counterpoint’s Market Pulse, Apple regained the top spot in the global best-selling smartphone list with the iPhone 8. Strong promotions (How to shoot on iPhone) running up to the football (soccer) World Cup helped the tech giant to trigger buyer interest in Europe and other markets. iPhone 8 sales were steady in the US postpaid channels.” – Counterpoint
“For the second quarter running, the iPhone X remains the world’s most popular smartphone model overall, due to a blend of good design, sophisticated camera, extensive apps, and widespread retail presence for the device,” said Juha Winter, a senior analyst at Strategy Analytics.
If iPhone Is Failing, Who Has Won the War?
OK, I buy your point that iPhone is failing. But can you please let me know who is winning the war?
Is It Google Pixel?
Frankly speaking, Google Pixel is really a good smartphone. But, does it have the number to beat iPhone?
Can Samsung Topple Apple’s iPhone Globally?
Samsung does have the resources to produce a top-quality smartphone. However, it lacks the X-factor to compete with iPhone. Galaxy devices are known to run too slowly when get old and don’t get updates in time.
LG and HTC?
Once considered to be market leaders, LG and HTC are now in absolute shambles.
I don’t underestimate OnePlus. However, I don’t see it challenging the legacy of iPhone. If anything I find it doing is presenting a smartphone that can offer the feel (to a good extent) of a flagship iPhone at half a price.
Huawei, Oppo, Vivo, Xiaomi?
They don’t have much presence outside China and Asia. They are working very hard but they will have to do out of the box to be an iPhone beater. Merely salvos won’t help their cause.
So, When Can We Expect Unbiased Prediction from You?
Look, iPhone sales can’t go over the top every time. But they have a pretty high standard. Thanks to the ever so robust credibility of Apple coupled with the unmatched performance of the device, the iOS device never seems to hit a rough patch.
You can argue that, of late, a battery of Chinese smartphone makers have become too aggressive and they are selling a lot of devices in Asia. Nevertheless, directly jumping the gun and saying the “end of iPhone is nearing” –is nothing but a huge blunder.
The combo of a lethal software and top-grade hardware is what makes the iPhone stand out. And, as long as Apple has a firm grip over both of them, the premium smartphone will continue to charm those who don’t mind paying some extra bucks for best quality.
Do you agree with my view? Feel free to share your side of the opinion down below in the comments.