5c_and_5s Baseding on a new record from market study firm IDC (through The Wall surface Street Journal), Apple became China’s fifth biggest mobile phone manufacturer during the 4th quarter of 2013, taking 7 % of overall market share in the nation. Significantly, the report does not consist of iPhone sales numbers from the area’s largest provider China Mobile, which started selling the iPhone via a collaboration with Apple last month.

Baseding on study firm IDC, Apple’s market share in landmass China rose to 7 % in the quarter from 6 % in the third quarter. The fourth quarter was the initial full quarter after Apple launched its iPhone 5S and 5C in China in late September, on the same day the new phones came out in the U.S. and a host of various other markets. In the past, iPhones went on sale in China months after they were introduced in the UNITED STATE

Apple is still behind various other mobile phone suppliers in the country including Samsung, Lenovo, and Huawei, with those firms being available in initially, second, and fourth location, respectively.

Apple likewise remained somewhat ahead of newbie Xiaomi, which significantly hired previous Google vice head of state of product administration Hugo Barra in August 2013.

Apple has actually made strides to improving its presence in China over the previous couple of years, opening brand-new Apple Shops in inhabited areas and developing an official store on Chinese e-commerce site Tmall aside from partnering with China Mobile. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has also gone to the nation various times throughout the previous couple of years to meet both China Mobile executives and federal government officials to go over market growth.

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