Well, it may interest you to know that your favourite iPhone may not be the most used iPhone globally. This list has been curated based on the number of units sold per iPhone product. iPhone users may think that the more recently produced iPhones should be top on the list. But on the contrary, new models made way for older iPhones in the history of Apple iPhone sales. These are the best-selling iPhones of all time.
5) The iPhone 12
The iPhone 12 is surprisingly the only best-selling recent iPhone product in history. The phone did immensely well in the market selling over 100 million units by April 2021, having been released in October the previous year. It took the iPhone 12 seven months to reach this mark and did this 2 months earlier than the iPhone 11 series. The iPhone 12 is known for its reincarnation of the iPhone 4’s physical form as well as being the first Phone to make use of 5G technology. This phone also hit the market with a variety of colours and what has been described as a breakthrough technology.
4) The iPhone 6s
The iPhone 6s also made quite an impression since its introduction. This phone was created as an upgraded and updated version of the very popular rose gold iPhone 6 and soon became one of the most sold-out iPhone products. It sold 124.5 million units worldwide. This iPhone had an upgraded, and at the time, the best camera for an iPhone, with the ability to shoot 4k videos at an impressive 30 frames per second. It also had a 12MP primary camera update.
3) The iPhone 5
The users immensely loved the iPhone 5 because it came at a time when the demand for iPhones with bigger screens was high. Initially, iPhones came with smaller screens, but that trend was changed by the iPhone 5. The iPhone 5 sold two million units in 24 hours of pre-order sales and amounted to 5 million sales in the first three days. This phone came in an aluminum body that made it thinner and lighter than previous iPhones. It also used the new lightning port.
2) The iPhone 5s
The iPhone 5s is regarded as the second most sold Apple iPhone product with over 163.7 million units sold. The distinctive features of the phone included a 4.0-inch display, 8MP camera, and internal storage of 64GB. It was also the first time we saw fingerprint access on a smartphone providing added security through biometrics. The fingerprint could also be used to launch Siri. These features were an upgrade from the previous iPhone 5, and it showed in market share.
1)The iPhone 6
The iPhone 6 is arguably Apple’s most-used iPhone product and tops the list of the best-selling iPhones of all time. The symbolic iPhone rose gold’s introduction into the market granted users access to breakthrough technology. The iPhone 6 reached an impressive 222.4million units sold, making it the most sold Apple iPhone in history. It was slimmer, lighter, with a 4.7-inch LCD screen, 128GB maximum storage, and fingerprint scanner. The iPhone 6 is still very much in demand in India where a unit goes for RS. 15,000. The phone was launched in 2014 and to date, no iPhone product has been able to match this record. There were speculations that the iPhone 12 would rival sales made by the iPhone 6, but with the iPhone 13 on the way, it’s becoming more unlikely. Demand may begin to shift in the direction of the latest iPhone 13 which might succeed the iPhone 6 as the most sold iPhone of all time.
These iPhone products are still being bought today and are the best-selling iPhones of all time. Maybe the launch of the iPhone 13 would make a huge difference, sales would tell.