Apple appears to have finally conquered China (again). According to new Counterpoint analysis, the Cupertino brand had the biggest month-over-month increase of all smartphone brands on the Chinese market, at 46 percent. In October 2021, Apple overtook Vivo as the country’s leading smartphone manufacturer. “Apple could have gained more if not for the shortages, particularly for the Pro variants,” said Tarun Pathak, research director. “However, Apple’s supply chain is managed better than that of other OEMs.”
Overall, the China market has been slow throughout the year and Apple’s growth is a positive sign. It indicates that Chinese smartphone users are maturing fast and are looking to buy more high-end devices, which can be a good opportunity for brands. The supply chain is also prioritizing higher-end and higher-margin devices amid the shortages,” said Counterpoint analyst Varun Mishra. Congrats to Apple! I’m not surprised, considering the that this is the time of year that iPhones sell extremely well. Regarding Huawei, the fact that they’ve garnered even 8 percent of the sales in China during the month of October while dealing with the BS political propaganda ban by the U.S. government is a testament to their resiliency.
The iPhone 13 series is the major culprit behind the growth, as iPhone 13 sales grew 46%, while the entire Chinese Of course, looking at the graph it’s clear to see that Huawei has lost its dominance in China since the US trade ban, and that’s another reason for Apple’s rise in the country. Apple is retaking the number 1 place in China for the first time since December 2015. “Due to supply issues, the normal wait time for the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max ranges between four and five weeks in China. Some Chinese customers choose to pay premiums to get the new phones delivered immediately.
Apples sales have nothing to do with Honor and it’s sales, or what UI/OS they are using, and Honors incredible sales increase happened because in China, where GMS aren’t allowed. Honor sells better WITHOUT GMS than with GMS, and sales have proven this. You’re reaching further than Plastic Man with that one. Apple is also the only non-Chinese OEM to reach this in China in many years, if ever. For example, the likes of Google, Sony, HTC, etc never has, and never will.
- In China, Apple is now the most popular smartphone brand (again)
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