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iPhone was the top selling tech product of 2017

Apple is the top tech maker for 2017. (Source: Apple)
Apple is the top tech maker for 2017. (Source: Apple)
Apple continues to dominate the consumer technology market with its iPhone range. Combined iPhone sales for 2017 are expected to come in at 233 million units sold.

Apple’s iPhone proved to be the top selling tech product of 2017, according to GBH Insights. By the end of 2017, Apple will have sold over 223 million iPhones, up some 12 million on its 2016 sales. In fact, the iPhone even outsold the number 2 to through to number 5 products combined, to give you a sense of just what a juggernaut the iPhone is for Apple.

Second on the list were the combined sales of the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 8 models with 33 million sales. In third place was the Amazon Echo Dot, which pulled in 24 million sales. Apple was in again at number 4 on the list with the Apple Watch garnering 20 million sales. Coming in at a very respectable 5th place on the list was the Nintendo Switch, a breakout hit for the Japanese company, with 15 million sales.

According to GBH Insights, although the iPhone X was the first major redesign for Apple in three years, the super-cycle upgrade of Apple’s 1 billion plus iPhone user base will happen in 2018, with up to 350 million expected to upgrade their existing iPhones. While there have been suggestions that Apple might be forced to drop the price of the iPhone X due to weaker than expected sales, Moorhead Insights believes that Apple will instead drop the price of the other models in Apple’s current line up.

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2017-12-31 (Update: 2017-12-31)
Sanjiv Sathiah
Sanjiv Sathiah - News Editor
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.