It appears Apple is managing to hold up pretty well in China despite the presence of many low cost competitors. A recent research study from Canalys’ analyst, Nicole Peng, reveals that the Cupertino giant has managed to rise past domestic smartphone manufacturers such as ZTE and Xiaomi with an improved market share of 6% (a 1% increase from Q2’s 5%). Thanks to the immense popularity of the iPhone 5s and Apple’s increased marketing efforts in the country, the shipment of iPhones in China also saw an increase of 32% compared to the same period a year ago.
Apple’s ranking in China currently trails behind only Samsung, Lenovo, Huawei, and Yulong. Although Lenovo and Huwei both showed impressive performances in their home turf, Samsung is still the most dominant smartphone brand in the country.