Apple expects China to overtake the United States as its biggest market, CEO Tim Cook told a Chinese government news agency, as reported by “ABC News” (

“China is currently our second largest market. I believe it will become our first. I believe strongly that it will,” the Xinhua News Agency quoted Cook as saying in an interview.

Apple sales in China more than doubled in 2010 and 2011 though growth has slowed in the past year.