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Why it?s about to get tougher for Apple to grow iPhone sales in China - Yahoo Finance
Apple's iOS market share declined, which again is expected since consumers wait for the likely September announcement of the iPhone 6. While Samsung still leads the Android market with 29.3 percent, emerging markets are seriously challenging this dominance. Samsung was at 40 percent two years ago, but Huawei, Lenovo, LG, ZTE, and others are now picking up customers. Ramon Llamas, Research Manager with IDC's Mobile Phone team, said in prepared remarks: "With many of its OEM partners focusing on the sub-$200 segments, Android has been reaping huge gains within emerging markets.
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IDC: Smartphone shipments pass 300 million mark, Android and iOS dominate | ZDNet
Hardware subsidies paid by carriers help offset the high price of smartphones so by reducing this spend, lower-costing full price phones could be more attractive financially to a bigger group of consumers. China Mobile customers therefore could gravitate towards cheaper Android phones instead of Apples handset. Huawei, ZTE, Lenovo and Xiomi are all likely to benefit Aplikasi Hp Android Pilihan from this situation, as might Samsung to a degree since it does have low- to mid-priced phones on the market. China Mobile made the decision to reduce subsidies because Chinas Assets Supervision and Administration Commission told the three major Chinese carriers that they are overspending on such costs, as well as on advertising, says Bloomberg. Its entirely possible that with higher phone prices, China Mobile could lose customers to its main rivals, China Unicom and China Telecom.
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