Apple ends 2021 well by once again being the leading seller of smartphones in China. This is the second month in a row according to data from the Counterpoint Research firm relayed by the Wall Street Journal.
IPhones sell better than other smartphones in China
Apple had a 23.6% market share with its iPhones in November. In comparison, the second place is occupied by the Chinese manufacturer Vivo which has a market share of 17.8%. Information on other manufacturers is not disclosed.
According to Counterpoint Research, it’s the iPhone 13s that are helping Apple maintain its top spot for smartphone sales in China. It would notably be a question of the price which has not climbed compared to the iPhone 12, a point that appeals to the Chinese wanting to upgrade. Apple sales rose 15.5% in November from the previous month.
Promotions during November’s shopping season in China, akin to Black Friday, known as Singles Day, saw major Chinese e-commerce platforms record record sales. Several iPhone models, new and old, were ranked in the top 10 in daily sales on JD.com, one of China’s largest online traders, on November 11, when Single Day kicked off.
The American manufacturer surprised everyone a bit in October by doing better than the other manufacturers and this continues in November. In addition, nearly 20% of global iPhone sales are made in China. Suffice to say that the country matters a lot to Tim Cook’s society.