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Report Says iPhone 4S Sales See Apple’s Market Share In China To Hit As Much As 16%
Phones LimitedJul 06, 2012 13:39 BST
It is all here as the first analyst data that evaluates China’s smartphone industry in the first quarter of 2012 is now out. According to the data from Woori Investment and Securities Apple seems to have doubled their market share.
The report by Woori concludes that the sales of Apple between the months of January and March (2012) hits over 6.2 Million devices sold. This is a big step up from their 2.1 Million units sold the last quarter of 2011. The said increase is about 200%. This is also the reason why Apple’s market share may eventually shoot up from 8% to 19%. The secret is due to the iPhone 4S launch. This was introduced despite all the gory scenes back in January.
The said report states that the impressive sales of the said smartphone still place Apple significantly behind the South Korean tech giant Samsung. This is after they’re sales reached the 9 Million mark. Samsung made a huge leap up from 6.7 Million by the end of 2011.
The said figures as Woori estimated, would extend Samsung’s market share to 28% (with another 4% margin increase). This place Samsung way ahead of the smartphone pack and this is also the very reason why Samsung is now known as the world’s largest smartphone market holder.
Woori also reports that the smartphone sales are still going up in China. They received an increase of 156% and account for about 32 Million sales during the very first quarter of this year. But then again, there is still a lot of scope that they have to develop as smartphones only accounts for about 30% of the total handset sales in China.
We all know how Apple and Samsung do not like to break down their sales data to the market. This is also the reason why it is so hard to make an exact statistics or a good indication of their progress.
Recently, Apple reported their quarterly revenues of about $39.2 Billion. They also came out with a net profit of $11.6 Billion. They also stated that they have sold over 35.1 Million of iPhones and about 11.8 Million of iPads during the first quarter.