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iPhone 14 Pro Max Emerges as Top-Selling Smartphone of 2023

In a year marked by a decrease in total shipments, remains a standout performer. As per findings from Omdia, a tech research firm, the Max has taken the lead as the most widely shipped smartphone in .

According to the analysis, Apple has successfully delivered more than 26.5 million units of the 14 Pro Max (review), solidifying its position as the best-selling smartphone of the year. In a similar vein, the iPhone 14 Pro secures the second spot with a shipment volume of 21 million. Impressively, even the third and fourth rankings among the year's highest-selling smartphones—the iPhone 14 and iPhone 13—are claimed by Apple. During the initial half of 2023, the company has dispatched 16.5 million units of the iPhone 14 and 15.5 million units of the iPhone 13.

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Interestingly, the iPhone 11, originally introduced in 2019, has secured the 10th spot in terms of shipments this year. Apple has managed to sell a noteworthy 6.9 million units of the iPhone 11.

, on the other hand, has achieved sales of over 9.6 million units for its latest flagship offering, the Galaxy S23 (review). Additionally, the Galaxy A14, a budget-friendly 4G smartphone from Samsung, has seen sales of 12.4 million units.

Despite an overall contraction in demand within the smartphone market, the report highlights a consistent appetite for premium flagship models, particularly those produced by Apple. This phenomenon is likely a contributing factor to the potential price increase for the forthcoming Pro series. CEO Tim Cook has addressed concerns about elevated iPhone prices, stating that a “price increase is not a concern.”

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