The iPhone has once again been named the best-selling tech product of the year. According to a report from USA Today, Apple’s popular handset outsold Samsung’s Galaxy devices and all other consumer electronics in 2017, and it wasn’t even close.

The data comes from analyst Daniel Ives of GBH Insights, who believes Apple will end up selling 223 million iPhones in 2017. Second place goes to Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Note 8, which Ives believes moved 33 million units during the last 12 months.

It’s been an interesting year for Apple’s iPhone. The company this fall released 3 new models of the hit smartphone—including one with a $1,000 starting price tag—and it’s currently trying to navigate its way around a controversy regarding older models.

Ives expects Apple to sell even more iPhones next year, helped in part by a refresh of the compact SE in the spring and a slew of upgrades. Out of the billion-plus consumer base of the iPhone, the analyst believes “350 million of them will upgrade next year.”

Source: USA Today

  • Chris Angel

    This proves we Americans are getting dumber each year.

    • in a word. TRUMP.

      • Mark


      • Sleaka J

        Actually it’s Trump that proves Americans are getting dumber each year.

      • Nah I wouldn’t blame it all on Trump. When your country puts up a socialist, a criminal and an egomaniac there really isn’t a winning scenario… the state of America was revealed back in the primaries if you ask me 😛

      • Johnny Moore

        Got that right.

  • AOGV

    Lmaoooo I guess that Samsung commercial about the iPhone X really drove consumers away!! Losers

  • AMB_07

    So is this about the iPhones released this year or all iPhones in general? Because if it’s the latter then this is a pretty dumb comparison since some of those products haven’t been out for the whole year.

    • :D

      True but even if you double the sales of the other devices they don’t compare

      • AMB_07

        But that’s the whole point. If you compare iPhones in general all throughout the year to a device that was released in April and another in September then it’s a no brainer that they would pulverize their numbers. That makes the whole comparison just plain dumb.

      • techfreak23

        Yeah that’s true. If they only compare the S8 and the Note 8 to the iPhones in general sold this year, this is pretty misleading. They should have included ALL Samsung models, not just the flagship phones.

    • It doesn’t really matter too much. If Samsung’s latest phones sold 33 million devices in 8 months then you could say they sell roughly 11 million flagship phones per quarter. Whereas if those iPhone sales are the entire year then you could say Apple sells 55 million flagship phones every quarter. This means that apple’s sales are roughly 5x per quarter what Samsung’s are.

      Since the S7 wasn’t really selling well the note 7 would and prior would have to make up the required 44 million in sales per quarter to beat them. So while this chart may be misleading in how far Apple is in the lead here with flagship phone sales, it’s undoubtedly in the lead…