According to IDC research firm, iPhone shipments to Europe, Africa and the Middle East have decreased by 22.73% in the first quarter of 2019.
Apple’s share in these markets decreased from 18.55 to 14.74%. This is the lowest result in the first quarter in the last five years.
Amid the fall of Apple, Huawei and Xiaomi increased shipments of smartphones by 66.13 and 33.26%, respectively. Mainly due to budget smartphones up to $ 200.
In general, the number of shipments in the first quarter of 2019 decreased by 3.3% to 83.7 million units, compared with the same period last year. This is due to the fact that buyers are less likely to change smartphones. [ Patently Apple ]