Samsung tops in China's smartphone market as Apple drops to sixth
was less than 10% in the country during the period, which saw a record 60 million units shipped from China. The metrics firm expects Apple to snap back in the fourth quarter since the Apple iPhone 5 just received regulatory approval to be sold in the country and will launch on December 14th.
China has over 1 billion mobile phone users but less than 20% have 3G connectivity. Similar to the U.S., China's major carriers use subsidies on new phones in order to attract business. China Mobile is the largest carrier in the world and along with China Telecom and China Unicom, the operators have been pushing home-grown devices instead of phones made by the big global names.
1. Nadr1212 (Posts: 741; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)
Apple, u crack, or should I say BITE, me up!
8. PhenomFaz (Posts: 1040; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)
Of course Sammy is at the top in China and world over! I guess innovation and quality have truly prevailed...at last!
And oh yeah good job local chinese manufacturers....they came up with some top notch products that are forcing even the big guns to think and pushing them to make even better products!
Apple well....I am surprised its still in the top ten list given their latest patented attitude!
10. networkdood (Posts: 4748; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
PLus the price of Android is much better than apple....
2. joey_sfb (Posts: 1475; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)
Chinese will definitely go for value for money. I bought iPad over iPhone for the same reason.
iPad - Apple profit around $250
iPhone - Apple profit around $750 - $1050
3. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
How is this report giving a ten percent estimate for Apple and the last one said 4.2 for iOS?
Seems like a complete mess
5. joseph98 (Posts: 167; Member since: 03 Feb 2012)
I thought HTC will be listed in the top 5. hmmmm
6. darkkjedii (Posts: 7731; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
I'm gonna run out to china, buy 600,000,000 iPhones and help apple claim the top spot. Just as soon as I hit the powerball lottery.
11. networkdood (Posts: 4748; Member since: 31 Mar 2010)
and you say you are just a fan of tech?? Rrrright....lol
9. MC1123 (Posts: 1210; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
lol...atleast they still manage to be on 6th... well how about nokia?
what the heck i that coolpad?