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Apple regained its place as the world’s second-largest smartphone maker in the third quarter of 2021, and iPhone 13 models will likely take it to number one in the fourth quarter.
The Cupertino tech giant had a 15.9% market share in the third quarter of 2021, which spans the period between July and September, according to analytics firm Trendforce, which ranked suppliers on production. of smartphones and not on sales.
Quarter-over-quarter, Apple’s four iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro models led to a 22.6% increase in iPhone production in the third quarter of 2021. The company produced about 51.5 million. of iPhone models during the period.
Trendforce also estimates that Apple will overtake Samsung and become the world’s number one smartphone brand in the fourth quarter – the busy holiday shopping season – with 23.2% of the market.
The analytics company also predicts that Apple is on track to launch a third-generation iPhone SE in the first quarter of 2022. It believes the device could be a “major instrument” to help Apple gain a foothold in the market. the mid-range 5G. Marlet.
Trendforce estimates that the production of “iPhone SE 3” could reach up to 30 million units in 2022.
Behind Apple in the third quarter were Oppo, Xiaomi, and Vivo, in that order. Samsung ranked first with 21.2% of the market, while Oppo had 15.7%, Xiaomi 13.7% and Vivo 10.5%.