Apple has been working remarkably to keep up its quarterly deals, the entire year.
According to UK-based research and analysis firm Canalys, the "Middle Kingdom" was responsible for 119 million unit shipments during Q3 2017, a 5 percent lower score than the year before, but still nearly three times as much as India's latest quarterly tally. However, Apple's China sales across all products, including the iPhone, have dropped precipitously over the last couple of years. In the United States, however, the iPhone 7 is still popular. The response to the new iPhone 8 and the iPhone 8 Plus has been positive, and the Chinese audience is hyped for the iPhone X. "However, Apple is unlikely to sustain this growth in Q4". Mr. Jia stated that even though the device would launch this week, the pricing structure and supply issues will restrain growth. As of late pre-orders for iPhone X began and finished expediently, which could be a bad sign as it is exceptionally surprising for an organization to leave stock in such way.
A few days after publishing its report of the Indian smartphone market in Q3 2017, Canalys has published a report of the Chinese smartphone market in that same quarter.
There's demand for the iPhone X but the high price coupled with limited quantities might not help Apple achieve another sales surge in China over the holiday season. "The iPhone X will enjoy a healthy grey market status, but its popularity is unlikely to help Apple in the short term." added Jia. Jointly, these companies captured 75% of all the devices shipped in China.
Back at home, things do not look that vivid for Apple as only 16% of the iPhone buyers in the United States opted for the iPhone 8, claimed a recent report from Consumer Intelligence research partners. According to the analyst firm, Xiaomi is close to making its way into the top three as it is expected to perform well during China's major online shopping day - 11/11 - and offline retail.