iPhone 13 comes out on top

According to new data from Counterpoint Research, Apple continues to lead the “world’s best-selling smartphone list.” As of April, Apple took the top four spots and five of the top ten spots. In total, “the top 10 models captured 21% of the entire smartphone market.”

The iPhone 13 remains the best-selling smartphone in the world, accounting for 5.5% of total smartphone sales in April. The most expensive iPhone model on the market, the iPhone 13 Pro Max came in second with 3.4% of total sales.

The iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 12 round out Apple’s top four with 1.8% and 1.6% of sales, respectively. Samsung came in fifth and sixth, while the iPhone SE (2022) came in seventh.

Counterpoint explains:

The month’s bestseller list saw an increase in the number of 5G-enabled smartphones, hitting a new high of seven models, up from four in the same month last year. The 5G smartphones on the list account for a third of total 5G smartphone sales. 5G capabilities have become a standard offering for flagships, and their presence is also increasing in lower price ranges.

For the iPhone in particular, Counterpoint had a few specific details to share:

iPhone 12 sales were driven by increased sales in Japan and India. The iPhone SE 2022 posted triple-digit growth from the previous month, again thanks to Japan, where it accounted for 18% of smartphone sales for the month. The non-professional iPhone 13 “has held the lead every month since launch,” unlike last year’s iPhone 12.

It’s worth reading the full Counterpoint Research report, which includes some details about the smartphone market in general and other manufacturers.