Apple suppliers expect increased demand for the iPhone 14 series from China. reportsAnalyst Ming-Chi Kuoalways well informed about the affairs of the Cupertino company.
Kuo offers one possible explanation: Apple may be benefiting from Huawei’s forced exit from the 5G market that has left the California-based manufacturer as the dominant player in China’s high-end market, with little competition.
In January, the base iPhone 13 was the best-selling model in China, as well as in October and December. Sold alone 2.3 million units Of the total 5.1 million Apple smartphones.
The entire iPhone 13 series has generally fared well, above previous years, and all of this will be the start of stronger demand for the iPhone 14 lineup.
China currently has no shortage of homegrown brands offering premium 5G phones, including Honor, which has taken Huawei’s old positions in the market. However, it seems that none of the domestic (or foreign) companies have been able to position themselves as a leading premium brand the way Huawei has done in the past and Apple can fill that gap in the coming months.