What you need to know
- Apple became the top smartphone brand in China in October of 2021.
- The success of the iPhone 13 drove an increase in sales of 46 percent month over month.
The iPhone is the largest phone brand in China for the first time in six years.
New data from Counterpoint Research has indicated that Apple surpassed vivo to become the largest smartphone brand in China in October of 2021. The iPhone 13 apparently increased sales 46 percent month over month while the overall market grew only 2 percent.
Tarun Pathak, a Research Director, said that the top brand has been changing on the regular since the decline of Huawei.
Senior Analyst Varun Mishra said that demand on Apple's new iPhones cannot keep up with the supply chain issues Apple, like all brands, is experiencing.
According to the report, the last time that the brand achieved this status was in December of 2015.
Bottom line: The iPhone 13 is the best iPhone for most people, with impressive new cameras and notable improvements to battery life. Without all the bells and whistles of the Pro line, the iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 mini are still powerhouses that'll keep owners happy for years to come.
Joe Wituschek is a Contributor at iMore. With over ten years in the technology industry, one of them being at Apple, Joe now covers the company for the website. In addition to covering breaking news, Joe also writes editorials and reviews for a range of products. He fell in love with Apple products when he got an iPod nano for Christmas almost twenty years ago. Despite being considered a "heavy" user, he has always preferred the consumer-focused products like the MacBook Air, iPad mini, and iPhone 13 mini. He will fight to the death to keep a mini iPhone in the lineup. In his free time, Joe enjoys video games, movies, photography, running, and basically everything outdoors.
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