Apple’s iPhone is one of the world’s most popular premium smartphones. Apple offers a solid iPhone range that includes the iPhone 14, iPhone 13, iPhone 12, and the iPhone SE. Have you ever wondered which of Apple’s iPhone models is the most popular? Canalys has the solution.
According to the most recent Canalys data, the most powerful and expensive device in Apple’s lineup is also the most popular in the world. The iPhone 14 Pro Max is the most popular iPhone in the world, according to Canalys. Not only that, but the iPhone 14 Pro Max is the world’s most popular premium smartphone.
This is a slight shift from previous years when non-Pro varieties of the iPhone dominated the charts. The iPhone 14 Pro Max starts at Rs 1,39,900 in India, making it one of the most costly smartphones on the market.
According to Canalys, high-end cell phones (those costing more than $500) have “bucked the trend.” Shipments in the smartphone market have been declining for the past two quarters. However, the premium smartphone market rose by 4.7% in the first quarter of 2023. Furthermore, high-end smartphones accounted for about one-third of all smartphones sold in Q1 2023.
Canalys predicted that the market would remain tough in 2023, with modest declines. “Shipments will stabilise around the levels from 2022 as we move into the middle of 2023,” said Canalys Research Analyst Lucas Zhong. Decline rates will begin to improve soon, albeit this is primarily due to the narrowing of the gap between 2022 and 2023. Canalys anticipates that the smartphone industry will pick up steam in the second half of the year as channel stocks improve.”