Apple has made a substantial push into the Chinese market, as the company claims that there is tremendous amount of opportunity there. As such, out of the crazy 61 million of iPhones that Apple sold last quarter, 13.5 million units were sold to China alone. For a minute we thought that number wasn’t much when you do the math on China’s population, but actually it’s the other way around.
Strategy analytics has just provided some insight on the Chinese market share, and even though Xiaomi is still the market leader, that won’t last long. Xiaomi currently owns 12.8% of the market, and Apple is tailing the company with 12%. The source claims that Xiaomi’s momentum is stagnating, while Apple’s is on a rise, so by this time next quarter we could see a new smartphone king for China. Those of you wondering where Samsung is, well, fourth place right behind Huawei.
It’s hard to predict if this will happen given Apple’s yearly launch cycle, but we’ll report back on this next quarter.