apple-store-chinaChinese company Xiaomi has big dreams. Last we heard, they were aiming to overtake both Apple and Samsung to be the world’s biggest smartphone manufacturer, and while the company has seen a fair bit of success, it looks like their dreams could be put on hold for now as Apple has actually managed to overtake Xiaomi in their home country of China.

According to research firm Canalys, they have released a report which has suggested that Apple has actually overtaken Xiaomi in China as a smartphone manufacturer. Previously Xiaomi had been leading the way in their own country, but the latest report puts Apple in first place, followed by Xiaomi, Samsung, and Huawei.

This is despite the fact that Apple’s phones tend to cost several times more than what Xiaomi charges for theirs. However it should be noted that Apple’s position is based on the number of units shipped, and as we all know shipped versus sold numbers can be quite different. That being said, Apple’s latest earnings has revealed that they managed to sell a whopping 74.5 million iPhones in Q1 2015.

This isn’t the first time we’ve heard of Apple dominating in another country. Earlier we reported that Apple managed to secure a 33% market share in South Korea, a first for a foreign company which we can only imagine is making Samsung a little uncomfortable.

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