Did you know that China has over 200 Android app stores but no downloads come from Google Play?6
While Google is planning ways (and fighting government battles) to make its services present in this dynamic and lively place, Apple's App Store is still the one and only source of legitimate iOS games and applications for Chinese users. With Apple's strict control over the iPhone's operating system, and the App Store's pedantic policies in place, the possibility of alernative app marketplaces (save for the Cydia store, which is limited to jailbroken devices), and generating profit is not a problem. Widespread piracy aside, 65% of app downloads come directly from the App Store, which means China is, indeed, a major market for iOS apps and games. The country has the second highest number of iOS app and game downloads in the world, just behind the U.S., and also generates the third most iOS app revenue.
In a final interesting tidbit of info, which relates to games — a very hot app category with large download numbers — Chinese gamers tend to install a new game every three days or so, which means they aren't stuck in an eternal Clash Of Titans / Candy Crush loop, but are actively searching for and enjoying new titles. Moreover, the number of installs is the highest on weekends, and for one reason on another, lowest on Tuesdays. Maybe Chinese gamers only rest on Tuesdays before returning to the battle arenas? Who knows...