For the second month in a row, Apple’s iPhone was the best-selling smartphone in China. According to Counterpoint Research, the iPhone achieved a market share of 23.6%. That is, over the 22% of the previous month. Vivo, a Chinese manufacturer, comes right after Apple, but a little further away with a 17.8% share.
iPhone breaks records in China again in second month!
Counterpoint Research believes Apple’s rise to the top of the list in China was due to the popularity of the iPhone 13 series, which offers better recording features, longer battery life, and about the same price as the iPhone 12.
Citing the Counterpoint report, the Wall Street Journal says Apple’s monthly revenue growth in China was 15.5% from October through November. But that should soon be over. Analyst Ethan Qi expects sales to decline in December or January.
However, there are other key points that will contribute to the rise of the iPhone 13.
The delivery times for iPhone orders have become shorter. This is in contrast to a 20-day waiting period in November. So the iPhone 13 Pro model arrives in less than a week. This improvement suggests that there are either more iPhones available or fewer orders for the device. Despite the improved availability, several branches are sold out.
But Apple’s rise in China is also benefiting from the problems that plagued former Chinese smartphone maker Huawei. Because of its alleged links with the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the company is considered a national security threat in the United States. The Trump administration has put the company on the Department of Commerce’s list of companies. This banned Huawei from accessing the US distribution chain and many other important elements.
In addition to Apple, Xiaomi, Oppo and Vivo have benefited from Huawei’s demise.