China has a vast number of manufacturers catering to different segments of the market. Huawei and Xiaomi are a few of the top OEMs of the country, with user base expanding by millions every year. A new report from Canalys is now suggesting that the emergence of the two companies have directly impacted the sales of Apple iPhones in China, leading to the company’s decline to the third spot in the region (Q2 2015).
It is said that Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi took 15.9% of the marketshare in Q2 2015 while Huawei was a close second with 15.7%. Apple’s figures were not revealed by the source, but it was said that the figure was somewhere close to the 12% mark, although there’s no clarification on that front right now.
Apple has become an unstoppable force in the mobile industry with its iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus flagships. But since they’re almost due for a refresh now, it’s understandable that the sales would be down to some extent. Expect Apple’s global marketshare to rise once again when the iPhone 6s and the 6s Plus are revealed in September.
Via: Apple Insider