Apple smartphone shipments in China shrink 2.1% in fourth quarter - IDC © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: People look at the new iPhone 15 Pro as Apple’s new iPhone 15 officially goes on sale across China at an Apple store in Shanghai, China September 22, 2023. REUTERS/Aly Song/File Photo

BEIJING (Reuters) – Apple (NASDAQ:)’s smartphone shipments in China shrank 2.1% in the final quarter of 2023 from the same period a year ago, but Apple rose to the number one spot in the market, data from research firm IDC showed on Thursday.

Huawei’s shipments increased 36.2% in the last quarter of the year, the IDC figures showed. The company rose to become the No. 4 smartphone maker in China in the quarter with a 13.9% share.

Overall, shipment volume in China’s smartphone market was 73.63 million units for the quarter, up 1.2%. For the full year, shipment volume was 271 million units, down 5%, IDC said.


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