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Apple Drops to Fifth in China’s Mobile Market as Locals Rise

  • Huawei extends market leadership with 17.3% of shipments
  • Oppo nearly doubles share to be fastest growing major brand
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Apple's iPhone Drops to #5 in China Market

Apple Inc. dropped to fifth place in Chinese smartphone shipments, losing ground in its biggest overseas market in a fresh blow for the technology giant.

IPhones made up 10.8 percent of devices sold in May, down from 12 percent a year earlier, according to Counterpoint Research. By comparison, Chinese vendor Huawei Technologies Co. increased its lead with 17.3 percent.