Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus Was China’s Second Best-Selling Smartphone in 2017Tim Hardwick / MacRumors - 2 years ago
  • Apple’s iPhone 7 Plus was the second best-selling smartphone in China last year and outperformed iPhone 7 sales by some margin, according to new market research, suggesting price is not the only concern amongst Chinese consumers.
  • Low-cost smartphones have dominated the Chinese market in recent years, while high-end devices from companies like Apple typically see low sales numbers in the country.
  • But a report from Counterpoint Research reveals Apple’s 5.5-inch device reached second place with a 2.8 percent market share overall, while Oppo’s similarly sized R9S ended 2017 as the market leader with a 3 percent share.
  • In third and fourth place the Vivo X9 and Oppo A57 took 2.7 percent and 2.6 percent of the market, respectively, while Apple’s 4.7-inch iPhone 7 sat in fifth with 2.4 percent, suggesting the smaller form factor display dampened interest amongst consumers.