Apple's new iPhones have a smashing November in Asia
In Japan, the launch of the new iPhone models has led to a surge in market share for Apple, reaching 51% of the Japanese smartphone market in November. Before the new models were offered, Apple owned a share of the Japanese market in the mid-teens. Second place Sony is well off the lead with 17% of the market in its home country.
In November, China's own Xiaomi led the way with an 18% smartphone share in its backyard. Lenovo was second with 13%, followed by the 12% tallied by Apple. iPhone sales rose an impressive 45% year-over-year. During the same month, Samsung saw its share in China drop to 9%. That reveals a big drop for the company, whose smartphones used to grab the top market share in the country.
The Apple iPhone 6 sports a 4.7-inch screen and the Apple iPhone 6 Plus has a 5.5-inch display. The previous year's models, the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c both carry a 4-inch display.