Apple's iPhone 13 was China's #1 Smartphone in 2022 taking the top Three Spots
Patently Apple noted in a report on Saturday that OPPO, Vivo and Xiaomi formed an alliance that will allow users to transfer data between their branded devices, an alliance designed to challenge Apple’s popularity in the country. Today we're learning that this "popularity" in China in 2022 resulted in the top 3 smartphones sold in 2022 were iPhones as the chart from Counterpoint presented below proves out. The iPhone 13 was the runaway winner in China.
Counterpoint reports that in 2022, Apple’s iPhone 13 contributed to 37% of the brand’s smartphone sales in China. Apple captured the top three spots in the list of China’s top 10 best-selling smartphones, followed by HONOR with four spots, the highest ever for the brand. vivo and OPPO captured two and one spot, respectively. Chinese consumers purchased over 980 smartphone models in 2022, down from 1,100 in 2021.
Apple contributed over 10% of China’s smartphone sales volume in 2022. The iPhone 13 was the best-selling smartphone in China with a 6.6% market share, rising from the third spot in 2021 with a 2.3% share. Also, the iPhone 13’s sales more than doubled in 2022 compared to the previous year. The iPhone 13 was followed by the iPhone 13 Pro Max and iPhone 13 Pro in the next two spots. These three iPhones contributed to 60% of Apple’s smartphone sales in China in 2022. This was the first time that Apple’s Pro variants were in the top 10 list for China. For data on Apple's competitors, read the full Counterpoint report.