So the iPhone quarterly numbers came out. For the calendar Quarter 1 (Jan-Mar) Apple sold 51.1 million iPhones. Thats down 32% from Q4 and down 16% year-on-year. Apple market share is now about 14.3% when it was 18.6% last quarter and 17.5% a year ago this same quarter. Apple is nowhere near to threaten Samsung for top notch but also far safely ahead of the number 3 rival (Huawei) who can't catch Apple for a long while to come.
So iPhone unit sales are down a bit. So what. Any industry has some volatility. Apple has by far the best loyatly in the industry and BY FAR the biggest profitability of any smartphone brand. They have already launched a lower-priced 'entry level' model in the iPhone 5SE which will help this current Quarter to do better. Then the next new flagship comes for the Autumn. Apple will do just fine and will pick up a point or two of market share this year. So stop with the instant panic. Apple is just fine. (PS insert here my standard rant at how boring the smartphone wars have become)