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Europe smartphone shipments decline, but Apple grows thanks to 5G iPhone SE

August 2, 2022

Via: 9to5Mac

In Q2 2022, Europe smartphone shipments declined 11% in a Year-Over-Year comparison, but Apple manage to grow shipments and market share, mostly because of its 5G-capable iPhone SE.

The data comes from a Counterpoint Research study; what’s interesting about this report is that while the iPhone SE had bad reception in the US, it now seems Apple can thank this affordable 5G iPhone – at least in Europe.

Although it still doesn’t seem the 5G iPhone SE will be able to turn a billion Android users into switchers, it helped the Cupertino company grow 3% when compared to Q2 2021. Shipment share also grows from 21% to 24% YoY.

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