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iPhone X is top phone in slumping European smartphone market

May 9, 2018

Overall smartphone sales dropped 6.3 percent year over year in Europe in the first quarter, according to research firm Canalys, which described it as “the biggest ever drop in a single quarter.” Apple was the #2 smartphone vendor in Europe for the quarter, with a 22 percent market share. While the iPhone X dropped 25 percent in shipments from the previous quarter, Canalys called it “the best-shipping smartphone in the region.” And Canalys also said that 25 percent of iPhone shipments in the quarter are of models that are over two years old.

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