Apple ships 20% fewer iPhones in China during the fourth quarter

Apple iPhone sales declined 20% in China during the fourth calendar quarter of 2018 leaving Apple with an 11.5% share of the Chinese smartphone market. No surprise, Huawei was on top with a 29% slice of the pie.
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1. Papa_Ji

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

This is the real reason why US is banning Huawei... you poor US accept the challenge

2. midan

Posts: 2716; Member since: Oct 09, 2017 "At least five EU governments – France, Germany, Poland, Britain and the Czech Republic – have said they are investigating whether to bar Huawei from 5G infrastructure developments. One of the concerns cited by European nations is that Chinese law demands private companies and individuals cooperate with national intelligence agencies – meaning Huawei could turn sensitive data over to the Chinese authorities. It's not only in US, this will be interesting to follow, it's getting bigger and bigger and it's interesting to see if there's any truth behind it.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4106; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

What's the big deal? It was good enough for apple to comply in order to do business in China.

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Blackberry also gave Pakistan servers to allow them to spy on their own citizens.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

6. lyndon420

Posts: 6737; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Hey. Thanks for the clarification on that.

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 21778; Member since: May 28, 2014

You're welcome.

8. xfire99

Posts: 1205; Member since: Mar 14, 2012

Already forgot about PRISM and Snowden?

9. Greenmule

Posts: 129; Member since: Apr 24, 2017

Perhaps low retail sales is the reason Angela Ahrendts, Sr. VP of Retail is leaving Apple in April quickly??

10. poptart

Posts: 49; Member since: Nov 28, 2014

That gap is only going to widen. Now that all the top dogs offer better quality phones for a lot less. It's also a fact that all of them are innovating and bringing fresh new concepts unlike LG, HTC and Apple.
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