China is already Apple's second-largest iPhone market, and now a fresh report coming from analytics firm AppAnnie shows just how important this market has become for Tim Cook and his team.
The app analytics company reports that when it comes to iOS app downloads, China is now leading the way in the first quarter of 2015. China's ascendance is said to be linked to the popularity of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus models. Thanks to these new devices, Apple managed to obtain record sales of $74.6 billion in its fiscal 2015 first quarter.
While China also had strong growth in iOS revenue during the first three months of 2015, the country ranked third behind the U.S. and Japan in terms of revenue generated by apps. AppAnnie also informs that Apple's App Store worldwide revenue in the first three months of 2015 was around 70% higher than revenue on Google Play, which represents an increase of about 60%.