On the China market, the iPhone does not make a difference – Ben Cavender

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Once Apple’s iPhone was a much-wanted device for the picky Chinese consumers. But those glamorous days are over as domestic brands offer more than their US competitor, says branding analyst Ben Cavender to Patently Apple.

Patently Apple:

Ben Cavender, a senior analyst at Shanghai-based consultancy China Market Research Group, said the novelty of the iPhone attracted throngs of Chinese shoppers to Apple stores a decade ago, but many consumers in the country have since developed an affinity for local smartphone brands.

Cavender added that “At that time, Apple was offering a product that was so much better and so different that it made sense for people to show up at the store to buy something. In 2018, it’s not clear what Apple is selling that’s dramatically different or better than anything else on the market.”

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