South Korea’s Samsung reclaimed the top spot, replacing Huawei whose shipments slumped domestically and globally. Huawei, Xiaomi, Apple and Vivo ranked two to five, respectively.
With Apple set to launch its newest flagship smartphone, rumored to be called the iPhone 12, during an online-only event on Oct. 14 (Beijing time), China could see a potential iPhone upgrade surge, according to Morgan Stanley.
Ming-Chi Kuo predicts that Huawei’s competitiveness and smartphone market share will drop regardless of if the company gets its components.
US President Donald Trump’s WeChat ban may cause annual iPhone shipments to decline by up to 30%, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in a report.
Apple has decided to remove thousands of games from App Store mainland China without approval from China’s National Press and Publication Administration.
Apple will implement a new game review process for China’s App Store that requires all new games to obtain approval from the country’s game regulator.
China's smartphone market shipped about 66 million units in the first quarter of 2020.
Apple CEO Tim Cook said his company would temporarily close all retail stores outside Greater China until March 27.
Apple only shipped 490,000 iPhones in the past month, down 62% year on year and 78% from a month earlier.
Tim Cook said at the annual shareholder meeting that the new coronavirus presents a significant challenge for Apple company.
Apple announced that it would double the donations to support both the emergency medical response and the recovery of virus-affected communities in China.
Due to the coronavirus shutdown, Apple temporarily suspended stores and operations in China and experienced the second revenue miss.
According to IDC, global shipments of wearable devices totaled 84.5 million units in the third quarter of 2019, a year-over-year increase of 94.6% and a new record for quarterly shipments.
For the first time, Apple hosted an offline event for its 2019 Apps of Year event in New York, to celebrate the top mobile applications of 2019.
According to TrendForce, Apple's mobile phone shipments are expected to surpass those of Huawei in the fourth quarter of 2019 thanks to the success of the iPhone 11 in China.