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Indian iPhone sales plunged 50% in 2018, proving China’s not the only problem

January 14, 2019

Despite openly blaming the Chinese market for its troubles, Apple has stayed pretty quiet on its performance in India. But a new report by The Economics Times today reveals that the Cupertino giant recently saw its sales drop by up to 50%.

Citing data from market research firm Counterpoint Research, Apple shipped anywhere between 1.6 and 1.7 million units throughout 2018, a significant decline from the 3.2 million devices it shipped in 2017. This drop was attributed to a combination of Apple’s high pricing and tough competition from rivals – OnePlus produces flagship smartphones at a fraction of the cost.

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