It’s a guesstimate, not a fact, but it shouldn’t surprise anyone should Apple announce record iPhone sales, and that China bought more than customers in the U.S. (or, anywhere else). Tim Bradshaw with the guesstimate details.
Analysts estimate that the US tech group reached the turning point in iPhone sales after expanding its presence in China last year via a deal with China Mobile, the country’s largest network operator, and after the release of the latest iPhone 6 in the country in October.
The iPhone’s growing market share in China comes as Samsung, the global market leader by smartphone volumes, has stumbled and the region has seen the rapid rise of low-cost challenger Xiaomi.
Apple owns the premium brand in smartphones, tablets, and personal computers.