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Counterpoint: Apple loses out as smartphone shipments in China off to a slumping start in 2024

Counterpoint: Apple loses out as smartphone shipments in China off to a slumping start in 2024

March 6, 2024

Smartphone shipments are off to a rocky start in China with a drop of 7% in the first six weeks of 2024. The latest Counterpoint Research report shows double-digit declines…

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iPhone sales ride high in Japan, plunge in China

March 5, 2024

Thereโ€™s good news and bad for Apple in two different market intelligence reports. One points to Appleโ€™s market share rising and continuing to utterly dominate the Japanese smartphone market, while…

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Steep iPhone discounts in China in response to weak demand

February 29, 2024

A new report today says that there is increasing evidence of steep iPhone discounts being used in China in an attempt to counter weak demand. It gives the example of…

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Vision Pro rental by the hour or day, ahead of launch in China

February 27, 2024

Some enterprising types are offering Vision Pro rental in China to satisfy demand to try the product, which is currently only available for purchase in the US. Just one of…

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Xiaomi 14 Ultraโ€™s China launch scheduled for February 22

Xiaomi 14 Ultraโ€™s China launch scheduled for February 22

February 19, 2024

Xiaomi is holding a global launch event at MWC on Sunday, February 25 where weโ€™ll see the Xiaomi 14 and Xiaomi 14 Ultra but the brand is also preparing a…

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Gruber: Apple was ‘effectively forced’ by China to bring RCS to iPhone

In November, Apple surprised us all when it announced that RCS support would come to the iPhone sometime this year. If youโ€™re anything like me, youโ€™ve probably spent way too…

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Xiaomi 14 European price revealed, Pro confirmed to stay in China

Xiaomi 14 European price revealed, Pro confirmed to stay in China

February 12, 2024

Weโ€™re inching closer to the global rollout of the Xiaomi 14 which is set for February 25 and we now have a rumored price for the device. The team at…

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Apple Vision Pro to land in China in April or May

Apple Vision Pro to land in China in April or May

So far the Apple Vision Pro is confined to the US, but of course it’s inevitable that it will eventually launch in other countries. And one of them will be…

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Vision Pro may not be called Vision Pro when it launches in China โ€“ local report

A new report from China suggests that Vision Pro may launch in the country under a different name, thanks to Huawei successfully registering the name as a trademark back in…

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The AI features on Galaxy S24 phones in China are powered by Baidu, not Google

The AI features on Galaxy S24 phones in China are powered by Baidu, not Google

January 27, 2024

A decade ago Samsung dominated the Chinese market, but in 2023 it hovered around 2%. The leader of Samsungโ€™s mobile division, TM Roh, has been on a quest to regain…

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