Apple Factoid or Why a US Company Shows Affection for Pandas (Digital and Furry)

December 6, 2022

I spotted an article with a killer title: “Apple Reaches Highest Ever Monthly Market Share in China.” What’s the factoid? The write up provides what may be a semi credible factoid:

One in every four devices sold in China during October 2022 was an iPhone.

Here’s a passage from the write up I found intriguing:

Apple has been reaching new heights in terms of market share in China during the last two years. It reached a record monthly market share in November and December 2020, and in October, November and December 2021. Notably, 2020 was also the year when US sanctions were imposed on Huawei.

The article provides no information about why a US company is thriving in an environment of restrictions on certain Chinese-US interactions. Perhaps there is information to be found, but it is not in reports of what appear to be significant sales by a US firm in the Middle Kingdom.

Stephen E Arnold, December 6, 2022


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