What is iOS penetration (Apple’s iPhone and iPad) in all Chinese provinces and municipalities?

Stenvall Skoeld & Company culled data from several sources, including China mobile research firm Umeng:

“How long will it take before your average Chinese Zhou can expect to own a villa in the suburbs and two cars? A long time no doubt. But it seems the Chinese dream already includes things like iPhones and iPads.

The character of the Chinese economic model is changing. Since the beginning of China’s economic reforms, growth has been driven by investment and exports. Growth in “New China” will be driven by domestic consumption, including service industries like retail, domestic transportation, travel, leisure and health care. Or at least that is the plan.”

Interesting stuff . . .



iOS Penetration Rate Reaches 10% in Beijing and Shanghai
Carl-Johan Skoeld
China strategy and M&A advisory, April 6, 2012

Category: Digital Media, Technology

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4 Responses to “Beijing/Shanghai iOS Penetration Rate”

  1. b_thunder says:

    Perhaps China lags USA by a few years?
    Is it so “out of the money” to think that eventually Android device makers will smack iOS in China just as they’ve done it here?

  2. patfla says:

    I think you’ll also find that, to a large degree, Beijing, Jiangsu, Shanghai, Zhejiang and Guangdong are the richest parts of China.

    Jiangsu, Shanghai and Zhejiang represent the coastal delta region of the Yangtze river and over, say, the last 1000 years it has (for periods of time) been amount the richest regions in the world.

    Sort of like either northern Italy or the complex of northern Belgium, the Netherlands and England.

    These 3 regions are also some of the most densely populated in the world.

  3. gordo365 says:

    Who thinks a Communist country can eclipse the USA?

    The communist party is a huge anchor tied around the neck of China. China cannot and will not achieve it’s full potential if it remains controlled by centrally controlled communist party.

  4. perra says:

    The data highlights Apple’s success in China. Four years ago people doubted Apple’s ability to sell iPhones even in mature markets! Today iPads/iPhones have over 10% penetration rate in the wealthiest Chinese cities!! This is what’s interesting about these numbers.

    Remember this?:

    STEVE BALLMER: 500 dollars? Fully subsidized? With a plan? I said that is the most expensive phone in the world. And it doesn’t appeal to business customers because it doesn’t have a keyboard. Which makes it not a very good email machine…In six months, they’ll have the most expensive phone by far ever in the marketplace…

    Read more/watch the video: http://articles.businessinsider.com/2010-06-30/tech/29972743_1_phones-macworld-interviewer#ixzz1rmmT8F96