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iPhone shipments soar in China

Apple retook its spot as China’s fifth largest smartphone vendor in the first quarter, as the country’s market grew to triple the size of the U.S.’s, reports “PCWorld” (http://tinyurl.com/cjj9xhj)

Apple had an 8% share of the smartphone market, while Samsung continued to lead all vendors with a 20%share, according to research firm Canalys. Trailing behind Samsung were Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific, Huawei, and Lenovo.

In last year’s third and fourth quarter, Apple fell to the sixth spot. But iPhone 5 sales, along with price cuts to older iPhone models, propelled the company’s smartphone shipments in China’s intensely competitive market, Nicole Peng, an analyst with Canalys, told “PC World.”

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