His answer was not to report the amount of damage done and not break out detailed numbers on iPhone shipments in its quarterly results.
But as per a report from IDC, Apple iPhone sales fell no less than 19.9 percent during the December quarter, with Apple becoming the fourth smartphone brand in China.
It wasn't just Apple that got whacked, though, as China's entire smartphone market shrunk almost 10% in the quarter, lending credence to Apple officials saying that the drop was related to overall conditions in China. For the iPhone, revenue dropped 15 percent to $51.98 billion.
"The imbalance between the increasingly severe domestic market environment and Apple's high product unit price has led to the declines of iPhone shipments in Chinese market", the company as quoted as saying by the SCMP. A slowing economy, lengthening replacement times and the iPhone's hefty price tag contributed to the USA giant's decline, IDCsaid according to a Bloomberg report said.
As such, Apple's Chinese market share declined from about 13% to 11.5%, year-over-year. But when it comes to India, there have been multiple reports that Apple may start manufacturing more smartphones in the country. To compensate for the loss, Apple is trying to replace phone sales with revenue from services. Apple also didn't seem to work on its Chinese marketing plans -- an area that needs constant updating. Both companies have seen a slump in shipments in China, and have been the worst performing among top five smartphone makers. Its shipments plummeted nearly 35% because of inventory corrections and an internal restructuring, IDC said.
Red Bull 2019 F1 auto launch
Red Bull have unveiled their first Honda-powered Formula 1 vehicle , with Max Verstappen driving the initial laps at Silverstone. The Silver Arrows and Red Bull will share use of Silverstone on Wednesday for shakedown runs of their 2019 cars.
Fifth-ranked Xiaomi, a Chinese name that experienced rapid growth just before its 2018 initial public offering, incurred a 34.9 per cent plunge in shipments due to inventory corrections and an internal restructuring, IDC said.
China's smartphone market does not look bright this year, said Wang Xi, a China analyst at IDC.
IDC said: "5G phones will still comprise only a very small portion of the overall market".
"We've a long way to go before they become mainstream", IDC said.
The company planned to document every step of the journey to Mars, including the selection of astronauts and their training. After all, Mars One itself isn't an engineering firm, and has no operations in building space craft.
Shortly before his daughter was due to Wednesday Harry, Thomas staged paparazzi photos of himself preparing for the wedding. Talking of Samantha , she is reportedly making as much as $10,000 off the nearing birth of the royal baby.
We are working with the Thoroughbred Breeders Association and wider Newmarket community to attempt to contain the issue'. Should the decision be taken to return to racing tomorrow, declarations for any fixtures staged will be this morning.
This is the second spin off of the hit show following the success of Better Call Saul , which now has four seasons. A few months ago, it was announced that there was a Breaking Bad movie on the way , and fans were delighted.
In its response, NHS England spokesperson assured to consider the possible changes to the screening programme in the review. The advances include better understanding of the science behind breast cancer and more targeted treatments.
The Ravens have reportedly struck a deal to send QB Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos , according to industry reports. Flacco , 34, is a former Super Bowl MVP, but he's largely underwhelmed since Baltimore's championship season in 2012.
The triple-double for Westbrook against the Trail Blazers was the 127th of his 11-year career, and the 23rd this season . Westbrook had five assists heading into the fourth, and after a rest, he re-entered the game with 9:36 remaining.
In a short video posted on Twitter, Verstappen offered a positive assessment of his initial run on board the new auto . Verstappen has won five races in the two and a half years he's spent at Red Bull Racing .
He said the team members didn't even bother waiting around to even see if word came back from space - they knew it was hopeless. However Opportunity lasted a lot longer than this - 15 years - and set a roaming record of 28 miles (45km).
Texas couple jailed after children found neglected
A horrific scene unfolded in a small Texas town outside Dallas where two children were found locked inside a dog cage together. They went inside and found two children locked in the kennel and two others who were malnourished and covered in feces.
China's Xi Jinping to meet top U.S. trade officials
American warships have also sailed through the strait separating mainland China from democratically run Taiwan. Chinese and USA officials will hold high-level talks this week aimed at halting their damaging trade war.