What you need to know
- Figures show the iPhone is bouncing back in China.
- Sales in Q2 of 2020 surged by 225% on the previous quarter.
- That's a 32% increase on the same quarter last year.
Apple was the fastest growing manufacturer in Q2 in China, as sales of the iPhone surged by 225% on the previous quarter.
Apple enjoyed this growth despite the smartphone market in China declining by 17% overall compared to the same period last year. The market did recover compared to the first quarter of the year, "indicating some signs of recovery." As Counterpoint notes, whilst COVID-19 is all but contained in China, smartphone demand is yet to recover to "pre-COVID levels."
One-in-three phones sold in China was a 5G device, an encouraging sign that demand for the tech is high in the country.
According to figures from CINNO, Apple's Q2 surge marks the growth of 225% in sales. Although a massive figure, this should be understood within the context of a very poor Q1. According to CNBC, Counterpoint says that the best-selling iPhone in China remains the iPhone 11, which has consistently held the top spot since its release in September.
Apple is due to announce its Q3 results at an earnings call with investors tomorrow, Thursday, July 30. (opens in new tab)
Stephen Warwick has written about Apple for five years at iMore and previously elsewhere. He covers all of iMore's latest breaking news regarding all of Apple's products and services, both hardware and software. Stephen has interviewed industry experts in a range of fields including finance, litigation, security, and more. He also specializes in curating and reviewing audio hardware and has experience beyond journalism in sound engineering, production, and design.
Before becoming a writer Stephen studied Ancient History at University and also worked at Apple for more than two years. Stephen is also a host on the iMore show, a weekly podcast recorded live that discusses the latest in breaking Apple news, as well as featuring fun trivia about all things Apple. Follow him on Twitter @stephenwarwick9
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