Tencent Technologies News, according to foreign media reports, for Apple, because the world's largest smartphone market, China, is full of competitors with lower prices and richer functions, lower prices and new features alone will not be enough to win the company's new iPhone 11 products in the Chinese market. Households.
Apple launched three new iPhones in California on Wednesday, but analysts and Chinese social media reacted coldly. In recent years, the US technology giant has been losing ground in the Chinese market, outperforming its local competitors.
The iPhone 11 is equipped with two rear cameras, including an ultra wide angle lens. In addition, the product is equipped with the latest generation of A3 processor. The starting price of the iPhone 11 is $699, which is lower than the starting price of $749 when the same model went on sale last year. Apple also lowered the starting price of the same model of the iPhone XR phone by $150 last year.
The higher-priced iPhone 11 Pro will have three rear cameras, starting at $999. The larger screen of the iPhone 11 Pro Max starts at $109.
Not surprisingly, none of the three new iPhone models support 5G networks, leaving them behind the 5G phones already released by Huawei and smaller rival vivo. In this connection, a Chinese Weibo user said:
According to a joke circulating on Chinese social media, Tim, Apple's chief executive,
Speaking of features, Apple has launched a new major feature for American buyers, a $5-a-month streaming service, which will not be launched in China.
According to Canalys, a market research company, Apple's share of the smartphone market in China fell to 5.8% in the second quarter of this year, down from 6.4% in the same period last year, as Huawei's mobile phones received strong support from Chinese consumers.
Counterpoint analyst Neil
But some analysts said Apple's lowering the starting price of the new iPhone was a positive sign. This is also one of the most heated topics in Weibo's discussion on Wednesday. CFRA analyst Angelo
Apple's new iPhone will be booked from Friday and will go on sale on September 20. (Tencent Technology Compiler / Mingxuan)