A Chinese Report Claims that Apple's iPhone Sales in China bounced back in March by 416% over February
A Chinese report published today by Tianji mobile Channel based on data from the China Information and Communications Research Institute, states that Apple's iPhone sales slumped in February with only 500,000 units sold. In March however, Apple sold 2.5 million iPhones which translates to a 416% increase over February – a positive ending to the quarter.
The report expects iPhone shipments in the Chinese market will continue to increase, and iPhone 11 and other products have begun to reduce prices in many online channels as we reported on last week.
In addition, the Chinese report noted that Apple is also preparing a new entry-level iPhone, model iPhone SE 2020, priced from US$399 (domestic prices or 2999 yuan). This phone will use the same A13 chip as the iPhone 11 series, but with only a 4.7-inch screen and almost the same design as the iPhone 8. In the non-5G market, it should do well.
Overall, the total sales volume of mobile phones in China in March increased by 241% compared with February to 21.8 million, but it was still higher than a year ago. Within that number, 6.2 million 5G phones were sold.