What you need to know
- Bloomberg believes iPhone shipments grew almost 19%.
- The data is based on government data and Android shipment numbers.
- The release of iPhone 11 is believed to be the cause.
Apple's iPhone saw significant gains in shipment numbers in China, according to a new Bloomberg report.
That report claims an almost-19% increase in shipments, likely thanks to the arrival of iPhone 11 in September.
Apple has already seen strong numbers from China, with demand for iPhone increasing 230% in September alone. The arrival of iPhone 11 was deemed to be the cause then, and that demand appears to have continued through the end of 2019. UBS analyst Timothy Arcuri believed at the time that there were several factors for the strong showing of 2019 iPhones.
Whatever the reasons, Apple's laughing all the way to the bank.
Oliver Haslam has written about Apple and the wider technology business for more than a decade with bylines on How-To Geek, PC Mag, iDownloadBlog, and many more. He has also been published in print for Macworld, including cover stories. At iMore, Oliver is involved in daily news coverage and, not being short of opinions, has been known to 'explain' those thoughts in more detail, too.
Having grown up using PCs and spending far too much money on graphics card and flashy RAM, Oliver switched to the Mac with a G5 iMac and hasn't looked back. Since then he's seen the growth of the smartphone world, backed by iPhone, and new product categories come and go. Current expertise includes iOS, macOS, streaming services, and pretty much anything that has a battery or plugs into a wall. Oliver also covers mobile gaming for iMore, with Apple Arcade a particular focus. He's been gaming since the Atari 2600 days and still struggles to comprehend the fact he can play console quality titles on his pocket computer.
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