With all the fuss that Apple made about launching the iPhone in China on the country’s largest carrier, we guess Apple had expected that the phone would do well in a country with so many potential customers.
So far we have heard how China Mobile has managed to sell over 1 million iPhones, although there are also reports that suggests that the iPhone 5c isn’t doing that well. That being said it seems that overall demand for the iPhone in China is apparently disappointing, according to Cantor Fitzgerald analyst, Brian White.
At the moment White is currently in China and has spoke to various parties and found that demand for the iPhone is not as strong as it should be. Instead it seems that customers these days are more excited for local brands like Xiaomi. However there is good news for Apple and that is that many vendors have expressed their enthusiasm for an iPhone with a larger display.
According to the rumors, Apple is pegged to release an iPhone with a larger display this year, which is rumored to be of the 4.7-inch variety (a 5.5-inch model has been rumored as well). “In our view, the iPhone 6 with a larger screen (e.g., 4.7-inch, 5.5-inch) has the potential to meaningfully accelerate Apple’s growth trajectory in China during 2H:14. We have not heard this type of excitement in China around the iPhone in at least two years and thus we believe this could be a very special iPhone launch for Apple.”