Apple is China's most popular smartphone manufacturer

Apple is China's most popular smartphone manufacturerSeriously, is there no end to the good news for Apple? Tim Cook & Co can seemingly do no wrong at the moment, which makes a change from all the doom and gloom mistakenly – and repeatedly – predicted throughout 2012/3.

In yet more good iNews, we’re hearing Apple is officially the number one smartphone player in China in terms of units shipped.

That’s the story according to Canalys, with a brief Media Alert headlined: Apple takes top spot in China for first time in smart phones.

The guys will be drilling deeper next week with figures and presumably pie charts and whatnot, but for now we’re left with the high-level takeaway: Apple rules in China.

Clearly the large displays on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus (4.7in and 5.5in respectively) are going down a treat, ditto LTE compatibility.

That’s especially impressive considering the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus sell for around twice the price of many of their Chinese rivals.

Apple dethrones China’s own Xiaomi, which is ironically described as “the Chinese Apple” on account of its design quality.

Xiaomi manages to hold onto second place, with Samsung and Huawei taking third and fourth respectively.

Again, we’ll have more on this next week, but that’s one more reason for Apple to crack open the champagne, in addition to enjoying the best quarter of anyone in any industry EVER. So much for a dry January.

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TJ Skywasher  Jan. 29, 2015 at 10:42

I still think that's an amazing achievement. You'd assume that the cheapo smartphones would be in the lead by a high margin, especially given the number of people living in China and given that budget phones usually make up a larger share. Then again a lot of Chinese people don't want something that's Chinese made and want something of better quality, in this regard the iPhone caters to their needs. Plus with the rise of the Chinese middle class there's a lot of people with a disposable income that can afford the top of the range phones nowadays.


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