Apple snags 7% of Chinese smartphone market in Q4
Remaining on top of the Chinese smartphone market is Apple's rival, Samsung. The Korean manufacturer owns 19% followed by Lenovo with 13%. The latter has just acquired Motorola from Google. Numbers three and four are Coolpad (11%) and Huawei (10%).
After Apple, in sixth place comes Xiaomi. The latter seems to have some pretty good coverage of both the low end and high end of the smartphone market, and plans on shipping 40 million units this year, twice as many as it shipped last year. With the entry level Xiaomi Hongmi and the unannounced high end Xiaomi Mi4, Apple's position in China is certainly threatened. IDC analyst Melissa Chou says "[Xiaomi] is still rising, at some point it could come into top five on the growth path it’s on."
But Apple should greatly benefit in the current quarter as it is the first period that will include iPhone sales made by the world's largest carrier, China Mobile. The carrier started offering the Apple iPhone to its 763 million subscribers on January 17th.
1. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)
Low end iphone Apple. It's not so hard Nokia, Samsung, HTC, they are all doing it. Give the people what they want. As a iphone user don't F*** with us.
2. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)
People want iPhones and nothing else.
3. PBXtech (Posts: 1032; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
People want a variety of phones, nothing else than that.
4. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)
Wrong. Apple knows best what people want.
9. SAO101789 (Posts: 123; Member since: 10 Feb 2014)
Because its a class thing, makes people more respect or thats what I heard anyways, I only use a few apps and I can just use them on my ipad, sell my iphone, get a nokia and ipad and thats it.
5. appleDOESNT.com (banned) (Posts: 456; Member since: 19 Nov 2011)
wow, 7 whole percent? Hey Alan, maybe write a article of meaning... like the 90% Android in China. 7 whole percent, lol, you go girl
8. HansGoneInsane (unregistered)
Apple has just started to sell with China Mobile. And don't forget: Apple only targets the top 15% of the market. Who wants customers that are poor or not willing to spend money for their produtcs? It is the top 20% of the market you make ur money with.
6. networkdood (Posts: 6330; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
Great ..another weak minded iPhone cult member ..on phone arena....