Note on the global smartphone market
Huawei was going great guns in 2018 and Q1, 2019, maintaining second place globally. Since Q2 the US Presidential Executive Order black banning Huawei has led to a reported 60% decline in sales in Q2, 2019. It will make no difference to Apple’s market share in China, but it will affect the top 5 placements.
Read whatever you like into these figures – one thing is for certain that all the excitement is now in the $400-800 mid-market category where you can get everything you need for as little as 20% of a flagship cost.