Posted by: Luke Jones in iPhone News, tags: CEO, China, iPhone News, Sales, Tim Cook
Apple continues to sell huge amounts of iPhones, despite missing optimistic analyst prediction the company is thriving and making vastly more money than any other mobile brand. CEO Tim Cook was in good mood after Cupertino’s fiscal fourth quarter earnings call, saying the company is taking the fight to Android and starting to make serious headway in China.
Cook claimed that a massive 30% of all iPhone sales in the last quarter came from consumers who were switching to Apple’s iOS from Android. He also said that the iPhone will continue to grow in terms of sales, with two thirds of iPhone owners still owning a model that is two generations old, meaning consumers will be upgrading to the newer handsets soon.
Apple has made massive gains in China, where the company made its debut just two years ago. Cook said that sales in China have increased in the country by 99% in the last year, making Apple the second most successful manufacturer in China, beating even Samsung and taking out Xiaomi for one quarter at least.