China smartphone shipments declined 5% annually to 105 million units in Q1 2016 according to Strategy Analytics. But, China remains by far the world’s largest smartphone market.
Apple’s iOS growth in urban China reached the slowest since late 2014 according to the latest smartphone sales data from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech for the three months ending January 2016. However, Apple still remained the most popular brand, capturing 25% of smartphone sales.
72% China online shoppers keep online all day according to a recent survey conducted by Epsilon.
The number of global smartphone shipments reached 1.293 billion with an annual increase rate of 10.3%, among which Chinese brands accounted for over 40% with shipments of 539 million units in 2015 according to TrendForce.
China is increasingly important for Apple. In this third quarter of 2015, Apple sold 47.53 million sets of iPhone; iPhone brought US$31.4 billion revenue for Apple, more than 60% of total revenue. Apple needs to understand the real preferences of Chinese consumers to clearly get how to sell more iPhones.
China smartphone market contracted by 4% YoY with 98.8 million units shipped in Q1 2015 according to IDC.
About 2/3 Apple users upgraded to iOS8 in Q1 2015 according to Tencent’s data covering 1.7 billion devices.
The top three smartphone vendors in March 2015 are Huawei (13.57%), Apple (12.37%) and Samsung (10.15%) according to GfK research.
Kantar Worldpanel’s latest research showed that iOS market share was decreasing in 2 months in the US, Germany, Britain, Italy and Spain in 2015. However, in China, iOS market share was still growing in four consecutive months since November 2014.
Apple’s revenues in China were US$27 billion in 2014. According to Newzoo’s report, Apple has been the top technology brand in China by revenues, which is twice bigger than Huawei (US$17.5 billion) and Lenovo (US$14.7 billion), and nearly three times than Tencent in 2014.
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Apple’s iOS reached its highest ever share in urban China with one in every four smartphones (25.4%) sold being an iPhone for the three months ending in January 2015, a 4.5 percentage point increase over the same period in 2014 according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.
Xiaomi was the top smartphone vendor in China by shipments volume in both Q4 2014 and 2014 according to IDC.
Spending on gift-giving by Chinese luxury consumers was down a further 5% in 2014, totalling 30% over two years according to Hurun Research Institute.
Global smartphone shipments totaled 1.167 billion units in 2014, a YoY increase of 25.9%, with combined shipments of Chinese brands reaching 453.4 million units, 39% of the global shipments and representing six of the top ten smartphone brands worldwide according to TrendForce.