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Apple iPhone surges 16 percent in US in spite of market’s overall decline

May 22, 2018

Six out of the 10 most popular smartphone models were sold by Apple, the 64-gigabyte iPhone 8 being the most popular, said Counterpoint Research. The 64- and 256-gigabyte versions of the iPhone X ranked second and third — notably, the 256-gigabyte iPhone 8 Plus didn’t place in the top 10.

The highest-ranking non-Apple device was the 64-gigabyte Samsung Galaxy S8, which placed sixth. Apple is “showing continued success in taking share away from Samsung in the premium market space,” Counterpoint analyst Maurice Klaehne commented, noting that it controls 80 percent of the $800-plus “super-premium” market while Samsung sales were down 4 percent.

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