We were waiting for news about the operation of the new iPhone in China, and it seems that arrive the first tests that it is popular, and sales March. IDC tells us that Apple has broken sales records during the fourth quarter of last year.
5S iPhone demand is the main cause of sales, as it is happening in the rest of planet. The market share going to China is 7% in the last quarter, with a significant growth from 6% that in the third.
The percentage and growth may not seem important, but we are talking about the largest market in the world, where there are many local brands – in addition to Samsung – distributed the cake, and not exactly expensive phones: Lenovo, Huawei and Coolpad, Xiaomi.
Fifth manufacturer before the agreement with China Mobile
Apple would be the fifth of the manufacturers in the cited period, closer to 19% of which boasts Samsung, or the 13% that has managed the first Chinese company, Lenovo. CoolPad stays with 11%, and Huawei with 10%.
The most relevant numbers would arrive in the first quarter of the year, since it starts the Apple association with the operator China Mobile to sell their phones. To give you an idea, this operator has with 760 million customers, and the expectations for 2014 move to sell between 15 and 30 million iPhones.
Imagine how this amount impacts the overall results, if Apple managed to sell 51 million phones in the fourth quarter. It is vital for the Cupertino to be in markets that grow, once shown that markets such as the U.S. are quite braked.
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