Apple saw a strong Q2 in China with 225% increase in iPhone sales

29 July 2020
The figure follows a rough start to the year with particularly poor iPhone sales in February.

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  • Unknown

Kinda says something when the CEO’s of the Chinese company’s won’t use there own phones... probably so the employees can’t get dirt on the ceo.. doesn’t that make you think there might be something about them taking your data...

  • Anonymous

Blackkk Mamba , 30 Jul 2020S7 already works smooth with a lower android version. No o... moreSecurity paches are useless, and not protect from viruses. I experienced this. By the way i got virus from google play store, and play protect is useless as well. Only need paid version antivirus for android and your phone be safer than any android or any ios.

  • Blackkk Mamba

prestige, 31 Jul 2020In 2020 in China, there is no prestige associated with owni... moreIt's boring design is easily forgettable.
I still get people asking me about my ROG 2.
Complete head turner unlike iPhone which is a symbol of boring outdated design.

  • Bobby1978

prestige, 31 Jul 2020In 2020 in China, there is no prestige associated with owni... moreIn China, you will see people flocking Apple stores while other retailers seem empty. Is just that because of US-China relationship that China phones sells much higher than Apple. Those so called 'Prestige' phones which you mentioned are actually pretty much bread and butter. Actual prestige phones in China are the likes of 8848, which is similar Vertu

  • prestige

Anonymous, 31 Jul 2020For 2019, iPhone sold 20+ millions (including mid-rangers) ... moreIn 2020 in China, there is no prestige associated with owning an iPhone, because iPhones simply don't stand out among competing phones, neither in its aesthetic appeal nor in its unique features. It is a rather static commodity product, too commonly available to too many people to be treasured. On the other hand, there is prestige associated with owning a "Mate 30 RS Porsche Design" or a P40Pro+, and there is considerable prestige associated with owning a "Mate X" or a "Mate Xs".

Bogdan, 31 Jul 2020Android fanboy logic: If my phone doesn't have it, it ... moreYes! These are the things that android sour grapes ain't have no answer to!

Android.Master and Blackk Mamba, try again!

  • Bogdan

Anonymous, 31 Jul 2020For 2019, iPhone sold 20+ millions (including mid-rangers) ... moreEnough with this "Android has more units sold than iphone". Even Tim Cook admitted this. And said that Apple isn't aiming to be number one in units sold with any product, but deliver the best quality product. Quality over quantity.
Apple has so small market-share with the iphone, still it is the best phone company out there. Also iphone has 99% customer satisfaction. I wonder what is the percentage in Android customer satisfaction? lol.
P.S. I am poor and I can't afford a new iphone, not even an iphone SE 2020. But I would rather buy a 3-4 years old model iphone, than have a new low-end or mid-range Android phone. The difference is so big, that isn't a competition anymore.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 31 Jul 2020U are comparing number of devices sold. It means nothing. ... moreFor 2019, iPhone sold 20+ millions (including mid-rangers) in China, while HW P series and Mate series sold 40+ millions in China. How is Apple ahead of Huawei?

  • Bogdan

Blackkk Mamba , 30 Jul 2020S7 already works smooth with a lower android version. No o... moreAndroid fanboy logic: If my phone doesn't have it, it doesn't need it. lol. But, if iphones doesn't have it I am going make fun of it. What is more important, a good and smooth software experience or some "perfect" specs on paper?
By your logic, all the people working in software development should be fired because their work is not important.
A software is very important, no matter what kind of product we are talking about (phones, tablets, PC's, laptops, TV's, consoles, etc.). And if that software is not up to date or is not working properly in correlation with the hardware, then the end experience is bad.
Of course, you can use any Android device, even some S2 or S3 in 2020 if you want and if it's still working. But, that doesn't make it good or wise.

Anonymous, 31 Jul 2020Interesting. Name those "half" features missing f... moreThey never have a response to this, I love it.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 30 Jul 2020Not true. Apple is way behind Huawai. In terms of marke... moreU are comparing number of devices sold. It means nothing.
You are mentioning budget brands with low end and midrangers.
If you compare the high end models of Huawei and Apple, Apple is way ahead.
You can't expect Porsche to sell more models than Toyota. That's like saying Toyota is a better car cos they sell more.

  • Anonymous

Blackkk Mamba , 30 Jul 2020S7 already works smooth with a lower android version. No o... moreInteresting. Name those "half" features missing from iOS.
Oh yeah... the ability to install nova launcher.

I use both iOS and android and I can't think of something that my S9 does that my 11 pro doesn't. Nice try. Enjoy your S7 lol

Android.Master, 30 Jul 2020Who said it's 549$? It's 649$ for 64gb non expan... moreNo. 4G model is $549, get your facts right. Nobody needs 5G right now. Maybe 2022. Not now. Not when you have to stand on a particular street corner to even use it.

Who cares about storage? 90% of people will pick the 64GB model, if there is one, for any phone. Unless you really are a fanatic for storage, 64GB should be enough.

Who sells cables at $129? Nobody. That's right, apple includes cables in the box, accesories(including charger, which is $30, and earphones, $20) will make a $600 product.

If most of apple's sales are in the iPhone SE right now, you think people would care about a humungous too-small-to-be-a-tablet but too-big-to-be-a-phone devices now.

Like many people say, so many android sour grapes littering the comments section.



  • Blackkk Mamba

Bogdan, 30 Jul 2020Well, not necessarily after 2 years, unless it is a low-end... moreS7 already works smooth with a lower android version.
No one cares about latest Android 11.
Half the features are not available on iOS but are available on S7 running Android.
And security patches are overrated.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 30 Jul 2020People who buy iphone se because want to buy the cheapest i... moreThe cheapest iPhone is a used one, not a new SE.

  • a perspective

For some additional perspective to this iphone sale report:

According to Counterpoint Research, out of ~1.4 billion smartphones sold in 2019, 22% (~308 millions) are premium phones. (A premium phone is classified here as a phone priced over $400).

The distribution of these 308 millions premium phones among major markets: China (28%, ~86 millions), USA (23%, ~71 millions), EU (18%, 55 millions), India (1.95%, 6 millions).

A side-note to Indian market:
For 2019, OnePlus is the No.1 premium brand in India, accounting for a third of the premium market share (33%, 2 millions). Samsung accounts for 26% of the premium market share with 1.56 million premium phones sold. OnePlus is the 1st premium brand in India to reach the 2 million phones sale. However, India is not OnePlus' largest market because OnePlus sells more in its domestic market.

Anonymous, 30 Jul 2020And who told you that Chinese using Huawei phones since the... moreInclude Xiaomi CEO too. He was also caught using iPhone.

  • Anonymous

Gifted , 30 Jul 2020Good to know that apple got chinese marketA typical Chinese smartphone user just treats iphone as one of the many choices, nothing more and nothing less. An iphone is just something you may go through in your life on your way to better things. Most of those users don't stay on to upgrade from one iphone to another iphone.

If you have owned a particular iphone model in the recent past, you have pretty much owned all the iphones succeeding that model. Given the similarities of iphone models in recent years, where does the incentive come for you to want to own another iphone?

Anonymous, 30 Jul 2020And yet can beat any android phone with 16 gig of ram lol.That was old news.
SD 865+ doing better than A13.

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 30 Jul 2020Chinese people really love Apple, don't theyChinese interests in iphone has significant subsided in recent years, as you can see from the sale numbers over the years: 2016 (60+ millions), 2017 (50+ millions), 2018 (30+ millions), 2019 (20+ millions).

A significant percentage of Chinese smartphone users have owned an iphone over the years. Most of them moved on to other phones, and only a small minority of users stay on to upgrade from one iphone to another iphone. The super rich, the social elite, the celebrities, and other influential people typically do not belong to that minority. In China, Apple does not enjoyed the prestige and brand loyalty as it does in USA. Iphone is just a product people use, discard, and move on.