Smartphones: Apple features on Samsung however complete gross sales drop on account of part shortages

International smartphone gross sales to shoppers fell 6.8% within the third quarter of 2021 on a year-on-year foundation due to ongoing part shortages.

Worldwide smartphone gross sales — versus shipments — fell from 366.27 million in Q3 2020 to 342.29 million within the present quarter, in keeping with tech analyst Gartner

Samsung led Q3 2021 with 69 million models, down from 81 million models a yr in the past, whereas Apple’s iPhone gross sales rose from 40.5 million final Q3 to 48.5 million models in Q3 2021.     

Not surprisingly, the principle purpose for the autumn in gross sales was on account of industry-wide part shortages, which prompted decrease stock and delayed merchandise. 

“The present scarcity of parts, reminiscent of radio frequency and energy administration built-in circuits, delayed smartphone manufacturing globally. This disrupted the supply-demand equilibrium and end-users have been burdened with restricted decisions at level of sale,” stated Gartner.

Apple is not proof against the shortages, and final month reportedly lower iPhone 13 manufacturing by over 10% as a result of Broadcom and Texas Devices cannot provide sufficient chips. iPhone 13 delivery estimates at present point out a two to a few week supply time. 

Apple chief Tim Prepare dinner stated the corporate’s This fall earnings report that gross sales would have been increased by $6 billion have been it not for chip shortages and supply-chain constraints. However, in keeping with Gartner, part shortages affected low-end smartphones worse than premium telephones. 

“Regardless of robust client demand, smartphone gross sales declined on account of delayed product launches, longer supply schedule and inadequate stock on the channel,” stated Anshul Gupta, senior analysis director at Gartner. 

“Provide constraints impacted the manufacturing schedule of fundamental and utility smartphones way more than premium smartphones.”

Regardless of Samsung gross sales slipping, Gartner reckons its premium foldable telephones Galaxy Z Fold 3 and Galaxy Z Flip 3 offered nicely. 

The highest 5 distributors by gross sales have been Samsung, Apple, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo. 

Apple reclaimed the quantity two place in gross sales to end-users and Xiaomi moved again to quantity three. Samsung maintained its total lead in smartphone gross sales, although its market share declined 1.9% year-over-year. Chinese language smartphone distributors Xiaomi, Vivo and OPPO elevated their market share.

Vivo was the quickest rising model with gross sales up 20.9% off the again of 13 new smartphones in Q3 2021 and a much bigger concentrate on Europe and the Center East. 

After all, the smartphone {industry} is not alone in going through a part scarcity, which has additionally affected all the things from the provision of video games consoles and the auto {industry}. 


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