iPhone In China

iPhone 7 Plus Ranked as Second-Best Selling Smartphone in China

According to the latest data from Counterpoint Research released today, Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus was not only the second-best selling phone in China last year, but was also the only smartphone from a foreign brand in the list of top 10 best-selling handsets in China in 2017, CNBC reports. The device managed 2.8% of all sales in the...

China Boosts iOS App Store Revenue to 80% Higher than Google Play

Thanks to China, iOS App Store revenue is now 80% higher than that of Google Play, according to the latest findings from analytics firm App Annie (via TechCrunch). The numbers reveal that China led all countries in absolute growth in the third quarter of this year versus the previous quarter in terms of both iOS app...

The Story of a Guy Whose Stolen iPhone Made Him a Celebrity in China

Last year in February, Matt Stopera from BuzzFeed lost his iPhone at a bar, which eventually ended up somewhere in China, something he found out when a handful of selfies of a Chinese guy and an orange tree started appearing in his photo stream. He ultimately went to the Apple Store and got the iPhone remotely wiped, essentially...

Apple May Reveal it is Selling More iPhones in China than US

Apple is set to announce its earnings for Q1 FY15 on Tuesday, January 27 and it is believed that the company will reveal it has sold more iPhones in China than on its home turf in the US for the first time last year, The Financial Times is reporting. Analysts note that Apple reached the turning point in...

iPhone 6 Helped Fuel a Record U.S. Trade Gap with China in September

What’s being termed as the #iPhoneEffect by The Wall Street Journal, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch seemed to have helped fuel a record U.S. trade gap with China in September. Imports from China hit the $44.9 billion mark in September, up 13% on the month. The source further notes that the $5 billion increase in...

Chinese Regulator: iPhone 6 is Under “Final Review” for Approval

A China regulator has today revealed in an interview published by Tencent that Apple's latest smartphones i.e the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, are currently in their final review stages, before they can be approved for sale in the Chinese market, CNBC reports. Previous reports suggest that Apple may have run run into difficulty securing...

Officials Bust iPhone 6 Smugglers On a Speedboat in China

A short documentary of Apple’s iPhone 6 launch in New York City was released over the weekend by film producer Casey Neistat, showing lineups full of resellers and scalpers allegedly run by the ‘Chinese Mafia’. Today, Hong Kong authorities have said that they foiled an apparent attempt to smuggle at least 138 new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus...

Apple Still Awaiting License to Launch iPhone 6 in China

According to the official Xinhua news agency, Apple's new iPhone 6 had been given regulatory approval for use on domestic frequencies. However, the Cupertino giant is still awaiting a critical network license from the regulators before it can sell the new smartphone in one of the its most important markets, Reuters is reporting. The iPhone 6 / iPhone...

10-Year Old Chinese Students Caught Smuggling iPhones

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, school kids as young as 10-years-old are being used to smuggle iPhones and other electronic gadgets from Hong Kong into China. Over 30 cases have been busted this year alone by Chinese customs officials in which schoolchildren were drafted to carry bags of electronics and other luxury...

China Mobile Chairman Says No iPhone Deal with Apple Yet

According to reports by Reuters and the New York Times, Xi Guohua, the chairman of China Mobile, the world's largest mobile phone carrier, said this morning that he has no announcement to make regarding an iPhone deal with Apple, Fortune is reporting. While speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a conference in Guangzhou, Mr. Guohua...

iPhone 5S is a Massive Hit in China, Makes up 10% of all iPhones

Latest data released by market research company Counterpoint has revealed that iPhone 5S has been a massive hit in China, comprising 12% of smartphone sales in the region during the month of October (via The Guardian). More interestingly, the result comes before China Mobile, the world's largest carrier, begins taking preorders for the phone starting today, ahead of...