Apple grows by 40% after six consecutive quarters of decline in China

What's more, we are presently at the pinnacle time of its sales where it has just propelled three heavenly gadgets i.e. iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X. Everyone's eyes are on iPhone X, individuals couldn't care less how costly it is. According to the data, Huawei, Oppo, and vivo are in the lead with 19%, 18% and 17% of all shipments, respectively.

Chinese smartphone shipments registered another quarter of decline as the market contracted 5% in Q3 2017 to 119 million units.

In September Patently Apple posted a report titled "Apple Gained Market Share in Urban China in July with the iPhone 7 Plus becoming the Top Selling Model".

The new iPhone X launches this Friday, Apple also launched their iPhone 8 last month and now it looks like the handset has helped Apple increase its sales in China. The report comes from Canalys, which says that iPhone sales grew by a dramatic 40% year-on-year.

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Apple sold 11 million iPhones in China in the third quarter, up from eight million in the corresponding quarter previous year. The mix of the iPhone 8 series at launch is also higher than the corresponding mix of the iPhone 7 series at launch past year.

China is an exceedingly important market for Apple that generates the company billions in revenue each quarter. However, despite launching three new devices this year, Apple's success in China could be short-lived. "However, Apple is unlikely to sustain this growth in Q4", said Canalys Research Analyst Mo Jia. While the iPhone X launches this week, its pricing structure and supply are inhibiting. In Q4 they are hoping to boost sales with the November 11 online shopping festival.

Looking ahead, Canalys said that Apple's upcoming iPhone X is attracting demand, but its high price and low supply could combine to garner few sales and ultimately won't help iPhone sales in the country. "On the back of its aggressive offline expansion, Xiaomi is poised to break the dominance of Huawei, Oppo and Vivo next quarter, making it an even tighter battle to the top".

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