In a note to clients — as noted by AppleInsider — JP Morgan analyst Samik Chatterjee cited monthly smartphone shipment disclosures from the China Academy of Information and Communications Technology (CAICT) showing that iPhone shipments have risen in the country for two consecutive quarters.
According to the data, mobile device shipments rose 51% in January compared to December. This was mostly driven by a 64% rise in domestic smartphone shipments. International shipments — primarily comprised of Apple devices — also rose 7% month-over-month, according to Chatterjee.
AppleInsider notes that he total number of internationally produced smartphone shipments hit 6.4 million unit in January 2021, up from 6 million in December and 2.5 million in January 2020. Chatterjee says that demonstrates “continued momentum for iPhone shipments” to start the first quarter of 2021.