China’s smartphone market, the world’s largest, is valued at US$133.6 billion by some industry estimates. Photo: Bloomberg

China’s smartphone shipments fall 14 per cent to 396 million as consumers pull back on spending

  • Apple recorded a 13 per cent year-on-year drop in smartphone units shipped to China last year, according to Canalys
  • Economic slowdown and sluggish consumer spending resulted in slower sales last year
Topic |   Smartphones

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China’s smartphone market, the world’s largest, is valued at US$133.6 billion by some industry estimates. Photo: Bloomberg
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Customers look at products at an Apple store in Beijing. Reports say that iPhone sales fell in the fourth quarter on the mainland. Photo: AFP

Will Apple’s quarterly earnings be shaken to the core as iPhone’s popularity declines in China?

  • Strategy Analytics confirms iPhone shipments fell 22 per cent in China during the fourth quarter of 2018
Topic |   Apple

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Customers look at products at an Apple store in Beijing. Reports say that iPhone sales fell in the fourth quarter on the mainland. Photo: AFP
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