iPhone: 5% of Third Quarter Smartphone Sales in China


Chinese consumers bought 8-10 million smartphones last quarter, up from 2-3 million in the same period last year.

Massive growth.

Apple and RIM sold fewer than 500,000 last quarter […]

That’s just 5%. I used 500,000 iPhones and 10 million overall smartphone sales in the third quarter for the sake of simple math. iPhone’s third quarter shipment share goes up to 6.25% if 8 million is used.

On the other hand, Android smartphones made up 50% of third quarter smartphone sales in China. 50%!