Huawei Set to Overtake Apple and iPhone in the Smartphone Market

There’s more bad news for Apple. After falling sales and production cuts, TrendForce predicts Huawei mobiles could now outperform the iPhone. Leading smartphone brands are reacting to falling consumer demand by cutting output. Global production is expected to be 1.41 billion units this year, falling 3.3% compared to 2018. TrendForce says the impact of trade disputes and tariffs between the US and China, as well as other uncertainties, could result in a larger fall of 5%. Falling iPhone Sales for Apple Apple’s iPhone sales fell in the second half of 2018 by 7% compared to prior year. The main reasons were said to be less frequent consumer upgrades and pressure in the Chinese market. Year-on-year, iPhone production volume has declined 3%. Much of the decline for Apple stems from a 10 million volume drop in sales from the Chinese market. iPhones are priced too high in a slowing Chinese-economy, including…

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