China is one of the biggest smartphone markets in the world. Big names like Samsung, Apple, and Huawei are contesting for ground in China. Reports say that Apple is struggling to sell its smartphones in the country as the company is facing a lot of competition. Tech experts say that Apple is trying to bring its iPhones closer to customers, but they shift their focus on the mid-range segment. Chinese smartphone brands like Huawei and Xiaomi are now offering cheaper smartphones with crazy specs. According to the latest reports, Huawei now dominates the Chinese smartphone market with over 23 percent market share. Apple also reported positive performance in China in Q3/2018 despite slow iPhone sales.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said that there is now a weak demand for iPhones in China. Tech experts say that the release of the iPhone XS and XS Max helps Apple gain positive results in China. Sources say that Apple is planning to bring its older devices like iPhone X to China to boost its sales performance and deal with a sales ban. Specifically, Qualcomm has been in a long-running dispute with Apple over patent rights. The chipmaker said that Apple had violated many of its patents, and it is now seeking China sales ban on newest iPhone XS and iPhone XR. However, Apple dealt with sales ban by announcing new updates to its iPhones in China.
According to reports, Huawei reported huge growth in sales in the third quarter of 2018. The release of the P20 and P20 Pro contributes to strong sales performance in Q3/2018. Sources say that the Chinese firm shipped more than 50 million P20 and P20 Pro units in Q3/2018. However, Apple was still the number one smartphone marker in terms of revenue in China. Sources say that Apple iPhone is still a hot item in China despite its higher price tag. There is still a high demand for older iPhones in China following the release of the XS and XS Max.
Reports claim that Apple will bring older iPhones to China this year to boost its sales. Apple is planning to resume production of iPhone X due to its high demand. In 2016, the iPhone SE received millions of registrations in China ahead of the public release.
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