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