A report by Sino Market Research says Apple’s China offline sales of the iPhone in August dropped 10.8% from a year ago. Market share dropped by 1.1 percentage points to 7.2%, with Apple remaining in the fourth position when it comes to smartphone sales.
What’s more, the furor around iPhone 7’s launch lasted only one day. Sina Technology expected the iPhone 7 to lead a small rebound of iPhone sales, but it was unable to reverse the sliding trend, according to the research group.
Overall, the China offline market jumped 3.3% to nearly 40 million units. Chinese brands accounted for 86.7%, with the top four Chinese brands tallying a total of 48.2%.