According to the latest report from the research company Counterpoint, Apple''s current iPhone 12 series and the upcoming iPhone 13 series will bring 5G mobile phone shipments to nearly 200 million units in the fourth quarter of 2021, thereby driving the annual 5G mobile phone shipments reached approximately 605 million units.
In 2020, the iPhone 12 series released by Apple in October accounted for 24% of global 5G mobile phone shipments. And this year, Apple has adjusted the release time back to the traditional September, so Counterpoint believes that the iPhone''s share of global 5G mobile phone shipments will increase to 33% this year.
And Counterpoint said that in addition to the iPhone 13 itself, North American operators'' promotion of 5G mobile phones is also the key to Apple''s one-third share. Taking the US market as an example, T-Mobile, Verizon, and AT&T are all very actively inducing users to replace 5G phones, making the iPhone 12 series prices very attractive in recent months.