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Chinese Customers in an Apple Store January 3, 2019 in Beijing, one day after Apple foresee weak quarterly results, it is mainly attributable to a decline in sales in China.
Apple's iPhone shipments fell 19.9 percent in the fourth quarter of China, according to the latest figures from the research firm IDC published on Monday.
IDC said the iPhone's high price especially "led to the decline in Apple's home market," while the increased strength of the Huawei brand and the flagship's "excellent technology" helped continue to increase the gap across Apple. Apple's latest iPhones start at $ 749 for the iPhone XR, and go up to $ 1,449 for the iPhone XS with the maximum storage option.