In China, the Apple iPhone continued to lose momentum during the second quarter

In China, the Apple iPhone continued to lose momentum during the second quarter
Apple CEO Tim Cook once had high hopes for the iPhone in China. And for a few years, Apple's iconic handset was number one in the country. But last year, for the first time since 2012,  the iPhone was not on top of the Chinese smartphone market. And this negative momentum has continued throughout this year. According to analytics firm Canalys, the iPhone was the fifth most popular smartphone in China during the second quarter of the year based on shipments.

The top smartphone manufacturer in China is Huawei. The company shipped 23 million phones in Q2, followed by Oppo . The latter delivered 21 million handsets in the period from April through June. Vivo finished third with 16 million phones shipped and Xiaomi was next with 15 million.

While Apple doesn't breakout its iPhone sales for specific markets, the company saw its sales in the country overall decline by 14% year-over-year in the period. For the quarter that runs from September through December, Apple's sales in China are expected to be led by the 10th Anniversary model dubbed the Apple iPhone 8. Sales are expected to rise 13.3% year-over-year to $9.96 billion over the final three months of the year, which is Apple's first quarter for fiscal 2018.

source: CNBC


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