Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales break Apple's six quarter downtrend in China

Apple iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus sales break Apple's six quarter downtrend in China
While Apple CEO Tim Cook has always discussed China as being an important market for the iPhone, the last two years have seen Apple lose ground in the country. Huawei, Oppoi and Vivo have been on fire in their home country, shipping 22 million, 21 million, and 20 million handsets respectively during the three months that ended in September. For that quarter, Apple shipped roughly 11 million iPhone units in China, which was up 38% from the 8 million shipped during the same quarter last year.

What helped Apple turn things around this year in China was the Apple iPhone 8 and Apple iPhone 8 Plus. The 2017 iPhone models accounted for a larger share of total iPhone sales in China when launched, than the Apple iPhone 7 and Apple iPhone 7 Plus did when they were released in 2016.

The hike in September iPhone shipments in China ended a six quarter downtrend for the handset in the market. But Canalys analyst Mo Jia doesn't expect Apple to continue to report such strong quarters in the country, calling the results "temporary." He says that Apple most likely will not be able to duplicate its Q3 results in Q4 even with the upcoming launch of the Apple iPhone X. The analyst says that due to the tenth anniversary model's high price and the probability that it will be hard to find, Jia believes that the iPhone X "will enjoy a healthy grey market status, but its popularity is unlikely to help Apple in the short term."

The Apple iPhone X will be released in 55 countries on November 3rd, which is this coming Friday. China is one of the markets that will see the device go on sale this coming Friday.

source: AppleInsider

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23 Comments

1. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

That because the 10 is closest to Samsung with features which isheeps said they don't want those gimmicks. Now they want a semi edge display, OLED, wireless charging and a bigger screen all things they claim where gimmicks,lol

2. toukale

Posts: 631; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

We are talking about the 8 iPhone, not the X. This is strange, because all we've heard from folks is the the iPhone 8 has been a flop. If the iPhone 8 is a flop, then every oem's phones should be considered a flop also since the iPhone 8 will sell better than everything else on the market but the X.

3. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

bobby84 talked about hardware specs, and you reply with sales numbers... strange.

4. toukale

Posts: 631; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

What's strange is the article and headlines talked about the iPhone 8, then he posted something that had nothing to do with the article, but to take a job. I replied to him pointing that we are talking about the 8, not the X. You lost me with your reply to me. What is the point of your reply?

8. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yeah, you had a point in pointing out that this article is about the iPhone 8, not the X, but he was clearly talking about hardware specs (OLED display, wireless charging) and you replied with sales... huh? That's the strange part.

11. toukale

Posts: 631; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

@trojan_horse - My reply is not strange at all. Let's see, the article is about the 8, my response focused on the 8 while also pointed to the fact that the 8 is actually doing well despite what some news wants us to believe. My comment was spot on and actually related to the article, unlike yours and his.

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yeah, your reply was accurate enough on this article, but not to the comment which you replied to, as he spoke about hardware specs, so talking to him about iPhone 8 sales was kinda strange... Shouldn't you have posted this part: "This is strange, because all we've heard from folks is the the iPhone 8 has been a flop. If the iPhone 8 is a flop, then every oem's phones should be considered a flop also since the iPhone 8 will sell better than everything else on the market but the X." - as a separate comment, rather than as reply to his comment which, though being off-topi, still wasn't talking about the iPhone 8... much less about the sales of any iPhone, for that matter. Strange.

16. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

I've seen Stranger things. 2

17. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Hey, 96... what's up? Will you be getting the much-hyped iPhone X?

20. Ninetysix

Posts: 2964; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Undecided at this time. Waiting for black friday to see which phone I'm upgrading to this year.

22. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Oh, I almost believed you were aboard the iPhone X hype train too!

18. sniper1087

Posts: 537; Member since: Dec 31, 2011

First of all wireless charging? What? Samsung wasnt even first, leave that to nokia and the lumia 920, oled? Nothing new there it's on TVs from a long time, and their previous displays were fine without it, one thing this display has that only the note 8 after lg g6 got it was HDR10 or dolby vision which not many devices have, even the s8 or s8+ have it.

9. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I thought it was obvious what I was talking about. The article is about iPhone 8 sales being down. I was simply stating the flock don't want the 8 because they are waiting to see the 10 a phone so similar to what Samsung is doing. The flock is holding out to get the things Samsung users bragged about that isheeps called gimmicks. Now apple users are not buying the 8 which is everything sheep's wanted in favour of the "gimmicks" Samsung uses. Werid

6. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Talked about specs on the X when the article is about the 8...

10. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

And #2 replied with sales when #1 talked about specs (even though it's specs of the iPhone X, but still specs nonetheless). Both comments were strange in their own way.

13. toukale

Posts: 631; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

Actually #2 stayed on topic of the article you and number #1 are the ones moving the target. The article is on the 8, I talked about the 8 what is wrong with that? Did I deviate from the article? no, then my comment is actually spot on.

15. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Yeah, but #1, which you replied to, didn't talk about sales of the 8, so strange in replying to him with that...

24. Papa_Ji

Posts: 848; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

It's not the iPhone 8 which is selling better it's iPhone 7......https://gbtimes.com/iphone-7-is-unexpectedly-popular-in-china-after-the-release-of-iphone-8

5. androapplephone

Posts: 42; Member since: Oct 04, 2011

Really isheep. Good one. I am buying an iPhone x and I never thought any of your dumb assumptions. I like the note a lot but if you think Samsung has not copied the iPhone since the beginning your wrong. Even now. When building the iPhone Samsung has ears in every part of the supply chain. They have the ability to know what the design of the phone is going to be well before Apple builds it out. With out Apple and iOS android and Samsung would not have such great products as they do. That’s cool you like android and hate Apple. It’s weird but I get it. But there is no they and them and isheep. That’s all fake. Are you talking about the designers of the phone because that is a little better understandable. Some jack ass that says a bunch of stupid stuff towards android and weirdly says blindly, everything Apple is great or justified, well they don’t speak for everybody and they are not to be confused with the whole. It’s like saying all dogs have fleas because your dog does. (Lame I know) your statement is not only false but just really presumptuous.

7. BuffaloSouce unregistered

Did he upset you that bad that you have to write an essay to defend yourself?

23. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2186; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Who is saying this?

12. sirohunter

Posts: 200; Member since: Sep 23, 2017

can't wait to get my preorder already aaahhhh!!!! #callmeisheep #idgaf #teamiphone lol ps. shoutout to all the android users out there with them ugly ass emojis!! haha :))

19. midan

Posts: 2869; Member since: Oct 09, 2017

"We now believe pre-order demand could be closer to 50 million units of iPhone X vs. our original estimate of 40 million,” Ive writes, "

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