Canalys: Apple May Really Need That Plastic IPhone In China

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According to shipment info gathered by the analysts over at Canalys, Apple's smartphone share in China is at 4.8% with a total of 4.3 million device shipments. As a result, Apple has fallen from the fifth down to the seventh overall spot in the manufacturer's ranking for Q3 2013.

Vendors

Shipments

Market share

Samsung

15.5

17.6%

Lenovo

10.8

12.3%

Yulong

10.7

12.2%

ZTE

7.7

8.7%

Huawei

7.5

8.6%

Xiaomi

4.4

5.0%

Apple

4.3

4.8%

Others

27.1

30.8%


Xiaomi managed to edge out Apple by shipping 4.4 million units. The company has just unveiled its quad-core Red Rice (or Hongmi), which at €99 costs only a fraction of the iPhone price, and will allow it to gain even more ground in the next quarters.

Samsung posted a solid 15.5 million shipments, which allowed it to hold first spot with 17.6% market share. Lenovo took the second spot with 10.8 million shipped units and 12.3% market share - barely outpacing another local maker, Yulong.

If rumors are to be trusted, Apple may really need a cheaper iPhone 5C to tackle emerging markets, even if it means lowering its profit margin.

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