As a testament to both the rapid growth of China’s smartphone market and Apple’s aggressive expansion into the country, Apple is expected to announce that, for the first time ever, it sold more iPhones in China than it did in the United States.
Apple is likely to announce soon that for the first time it sold more iPhones in China during 2014 than it did at home in the US. Analysts believe that this overtaking was made possible thanks to Apple’s deal with China Mobile and the subsequent release of the Apple iPhone 6 in China last October. It’s interesting because Apple’s iOS holds a 41.8% share in the US but only 20.7% in China. It just goes to show just how fast the Chinese market has grown over the past few years (the two were equal just 3 and a half years ago).