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Apple drops to fifth place in China's mobile market as local competitors thrive

Apple drops to fifth place in China's mobile market as local competitors thrive

Apple has dropped to fifth place in Chinese smartphone shipments, as local Android manufacturers secured their lead.

The company saw its iPhones making up just 10.8% of smartphones sold in China in May, down from 12% last year.

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Meanwhile, Huawei devices made up 17.3% of smartphones sold, while Oppo saw its market share almost double to 11%.

The top four local smartphone manufacturers now make up 53% of the smartphone market combined.

Apple had hoped to find success in China with the launch of the cheaper iPhone SE, but instead found itself amid a number of regulatory setbacks and lawsuits.

[Source: Bloomberg]


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