Some new data reported by PCMag shows that the iPhone 12 Pro Max, 12 Pro, and 12 are currently the three top-selling 5G phones in the United States That the phones are just 4 months old speaks to the ongoing popularity of the iPhone in the United States and simply how big of a role it will play in driving 5G adoption in this country.
These reports originate from research study company M Sciences sales data and information collected from Ookla Speedtest users. M Science tracks cumulative sales of 5G phones in the US. This data set consists of sales as of the week of January 23rd and significantly does not consist of Galaxy S21-series phones, which hadnt started shipping at that point. These are third-party reports, so they need to be taken with a grain of salt, however M Sciences findings line up with previous reports of strong 12 Pro Max sales out of the gate and less-good 12 mini sales.
Apple is accountable for a bit less than half of all cellphone deliveries in the US.
Apple, as it is wont to do, took its time including 5G to its phones. Samsung started in 2019 with the Galaxy S10 5G and added 5G throughout its S20 series in 2020. Since Apple is accountable for a bit less than half of all mobile phone deliveries in the United States, it makes sense that a 5G iPhone would give adoption rates a push.
In the US, 5Gs sluggish start certainly hasnt been helped by a less-than-stellar item. While each significant carrier provides across the country 5G coverage, performance is typically about the like 4G– and often even worse. Thatll alter when more spectrum appears to the providers later this year and into next, however not before a lot of new iPhone 12 owners (sadly?) experience 5G for themselves.
M Science tracks cumulative sales of 5G phones in the United States. Samsung started in 2019 with the Galaxy S10 5G and added 5G throughout its S20 series in 2020. Considering that Apple is responsible for a bit less than half of all mobile phone deliveries in the US, it makes sense that a 5G iPhone would offer adoption rates a nudge.