United Kingdom  

Apple's China sales slump as shoppers stay home

Video Credit: Reuters Studio - Duration: 01:03s - Published
Apple's China sales slump as shoppers stay home

Apple's China sales slump as shoppers stay home

Sales for Apple and other smartphone makers slumped in China in February as the coronavirus kept shoppers at home.

Julian Satterthwaite reports.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 

Apple sales in China have slumped.

As the coronavirus kept shoppers home, its stores there were shut for at least two weeks in February.

Now new figures show what that did to business over the month.

Apple phone shipments slumped to just under 500,000 units, down from more than twice that number the year before.

Overall, Chinese smartphone sales fell 54.7% on the year, hitting their lowest February level since at least 2012.

Android-powered brands like Huawei and Xiaomi took the biggest hit in terms of units.

Their shipments fell to 5.85 million, down from over 12.7 million.

Now demand may bounce back if the virus crisis eases.

Monday (March 9) saw China report the lowest number of new cases since late January.

But it's still set to be a bleak period for phonemakers.

Analysts predict their shipments will be down about 40% in China over the first quarter.




You Might Like


Tweets about this

primo_connect

PrimoConnect https://t.co/2JDv9irCdy Will China iPhone sales cushion global decline for Apple? πŸπŸ‡¨πŸ‡³πŸ“±πŸ’΄ #Apple #iPhone #China… https://t.co/MbyyvOuTiG 5 days ago

TechhubSupport

TechhubSupport Apple iPhone Sales Take a Slump in China With 2.5 Million Units Sold in March https://t.co/PIaDJNctH9 6 days ago

nisharotech

Nishant Arora After a slump in shipments in February due to the COVID-19 crisis, sales of iPhones in China rose to 2.5 million un… https://t.co/VNzx8wQHjQ 6 days ago

pnirav996

Nirav Patel Coronavirus Pandemic: Apple iPhone Sales Take a Slump in China With 2.5 Million Units Sold in March… https://t.co/vFgacQbZVS 6 days ago

sendmanishkumar

Manish kumar Apple iPhone Sales Take a Slump in China With 2.5 Million Units Sold in March https://t.co/aBX1OxKLR0 https://t.co/mHzP2AcH92 1 week ago

FirstshoppCom

Firstshopp.com Apple iPhone Sales Take a Slump in China With 2.5 Million Units Sold in March https://t.co/yMooQQpF4a https://t.co/E20zL2wDMv 1 week ago

vishal210487

vishal chaskar Apple iPhone Sales Take a Slump in China With 2.5 Million Units Sold in March https://t.co/he1l9o5xT2 https://t.co/yexmSoyU6z 1 week ago


Related videos from verified sources

Apple Looks To Reopen More Stores. Will Shoppers Come? [Video]

Apple Looks To Reopen More Stores. Will Shoppers Come?

Apple was among the first to shutter its retail stores when the coronavirus pandemic sweptacross the world. Now it's looking to be the first to reopen its doors.

Credit: The Street     Duration: 02:01Published
American Couple Stuck In Tunisia [Video]

American Couple Stuck In Tunisia

An American couple trying to get home got stuck in Tunisia as the country is now in lockdown to combat the spread of coronavirus. The couple was traveling to a number of countries, but first heard..

Credit: Cheddar Inc.     Duration: 02:25Published