Shipments of iPhones in China increased 6% during September and October 2019, according to the Chinese government.
The rise is driven by the iPhone 11, which is available at a considerably cheaper price tag than the previous iPhone XR. It also coincides with shipments of smartphones falling overall during the period.
A Bloomberg report noticed that 10 million iPhones had been shipped during the autumn months in China.
“That affirms expectations that Apple’s iPhone 11 is selling more strongly than its predecessor, particularly in a market that’s second only to the U.S. in its importance to Apple’s bottom line […]. Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook has said new pricing, a monthly payment program and trade-in offers helped the iPhone’s performance in China,” it wrote.
During the same time, smartphone shipments in the country dropped 5%. Globally, sales fell 7% during Q3 to 43.5 million units.