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The iPhone 8 Plus was the phone most bought online in China last month

According to data from Counterpoint’s Channel Monitor service, the best-selling phone bought online in China in April was the iPhone 8 Plus, with the iPhone X in third place, and the iPhone 8 in fourth. Apple now has 16% of the country’s mobile commerce market share.

The tech giant led the market by sales volume in April, thanks to a greater than 7% discount of iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus in ecommerce channels. According to the research group, when Apple launches new iPhones, the company’s online store sees a strong uptick in activity from customers.

Counterpoint reports that China became the world’s largest mobile e-commerce market in 2017, with more than 120 million mobile phones shipped to customers through e-commerce channels during the year. In China, e-commerce channels account for nearly 30% of the mobile phone market. In big cities like Beijing, where e-commerce is highly developed, this number is more than 50% and continues to grow, according to the research group.

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Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.