China has long been Apple are one of the key markets. Often talked about Tim Cook, CEO of the Cupertino giant. He spent a lot of time to finalize a deal with China Mobile, which assumed that it will be selling the iPhone. As you can see, the efforts paid off.

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Previously, Apple in China has not been present on such a large scale. It is true that his phones were available from operators such as China Unicorn and China Telecom, but this arrangement with China Mobile was supposed to be the icing on the cake. Not without reason, because it is the world's largest operator. Thanks to these efforts, reported record sales of the iPhone 5S and 5C, and the demand for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus has surpassed all expectations. This resulted in the fact that in the past few months, China surpassed Europe and became the second largest market for devices with gnawed apple logo. According to the latest financial report of the company, revenue from China amounted to 16.2 billion dollars, which translates into 27% of all income. This is as much as 71% increase over the previous year. For comparison, in Europe, the company earned $ 12.2 billion. This is not surprising. Europe, in contrast to China is a very saturated market. All players direct their gaze in that direction. An example is Microsoft. His stewards at every opportunity emphasize how important it is for them to market. Unfortunately, this translates into the mobile part of the system in the smartphone market as it is now within the limits of statistical error. Source: PhoneArena