Apple iPhone 6S Named Top-Selling Phone in World; Two-Year-Old iPhone 6 Edges Out Newer Samsung

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This should not surprise anyone, but the iPhone 6S is the world’s most popular smartphone.

On the eve of Apple unveiling the hotly anticipated iPhone 7, research firm Strategy Analytics released data showing that Apple is the maker of two of the top three best-selling smartphones worldwide.

Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 10.40.04 AM The iPhone 6, now two years old, managed to edge out the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge—a much newer device—for second place.

“We estimate the Apple iPhone 6s model shipped 14.2 million units and accounted for 4 percent share of all smartphones shipped worldwide in Q2 201,” said Neil Mawston, Executive Director at Strategy Analytics. “The iPhone 6s is wildly popular in dozens of countries globally due to its attractive hardware design blended with rich features such as 4K video, large multi-touch display, and fingerprint security.”Screen Shot 2016-09-06 at 10.40.16 AM

“The Apple iPhone 6 shipped 8.5 million units worldwide for second position and 2 percent marketshare during Q2 2016, followed by Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in third place with 8.3 million and 2 percent share,” said Woody Oh, Director at Strategy Analytics. “Apple iPhone 6 has been on sale for almost two years and it remains near the top of best-seller lists in many regions like Europe.”

Apple publicly reported sales of 40 million iPhones during its fiscal second quarter of this year.

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