back to article How US sanctions slugged Huawei and helped Apple top China's Q4 smartphone sales

Huawei's share of China's smartphone market fell by 68 per cent year over year, and Apple took advantage to become the Middle Kingdom's most ubiquitous smartphone vendor in 2021's final quarter. So says analyst firm Counterpoint, which on Wednesday published its Market Pulse for January 2022. Apple's Q4 ascent saw it score an …

  1. ShadowSystems

    Apple cut prices?

    Fake news! Alt facts! Trump truth!

    There's no way in hell they would ever do something that would reduce their profits by even a single penny, so cutting prices? You must be mistaken...

    *Head explodes in sarcasm*

  2. Potemkine! Silver badge

    How US sanctions slugged Huawei and helped Apple top China's Q4 smartphone sales

    That kind of protectionism, wasn't that the real reason of the US move anyway?

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Mission Accomplished.

    2. HildyJ Silver badge

      You don't understand.

      Apple is OUR company using THEIR chips and kowtowing to Xi.

      Huawei is THEIR company using THEIR chips and kowtowing to Xi.

  3. steviebuk Silver badge

    Will lose out in the end

    As Xi is turning China into shit. To do business there now you have to partner with a 3rd party that is clearly controlled by the CCP. All that will happen here is slowly or quickly the CCP will start to steal the Apple technology and Apple won't be able to stop them. Then the clones will come along or the tech will be passed to Huawei.

    1. Yes Me Silver badge

      Re: Will lose out in the end

      And the Republican Party isn't intent on turning the USA into shit? And, to do business in the USA, you need a bunch of lobbyists in Washington who cosy up to key members of Congress. Same thing, really.

      Huawei doesn't actually need to steal Apple technology these days. They have Android (open source, remember) and they will soon have a whole Chinese hi-technology supply chain too.

      The strategic loser here is the USA, and it's mainly self-inflicted: by tRump starting a silly trade war and by Biden not stopping it.

      1. steviebuk Silver badge

        Re: Will lose out in the end

        You need to look into the history of Huawei and the CCP and you'd see what I mean. China is fine, the Chinese people are fine, Xi and the CCP isn't.

  4. martinusher Silver badge

    Wasn't that the idea?

    Its one way to improve American competitiveness. If you can 'persuade' politicians to pull the rug out from under the competition then you will clean up.

    For a time.

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