It seems that the iPhone SE, Apple’s new 4-inch screen smartphone, is being well received by users around the world. New reports have now emerged that Chinese smartphone manufacturers may be seeing their sales suffer after the arrival of the iPhone SE .
Not long ago, we told you on iPadizate how the iPhone SE was out of stock in both the US and Sydney. Something that is not surprising considering that is a very powerful smartphone and at a quite “affordable” price for which we are used to Apple.
According to these new reports, smartphone vendors in China and Taiwan are reducing their component production since the launch of the iPhone SE . It seems that Apple’s new smartphone is affecting the sales of local smartphone brands such as Huawei, Oppo or Xiaomi, among others.
Supply chain sources have assured DigiTimes that mobile devices from Huawei, Xiaomi, Vivo and Oppo have lost market share. The iPhone was already a relatively popular device in China before the arrival of the SE model , but this mobile with a 4-inch screen has made the apple company gain even more ground in the Chinese market.
The iPhone SE has become the perfect alternative to the iPhone 6s in China, as it is much cheaper and still an Apple smartphone. The price of the iPhone 6s in China starts at 5,288 yuan (about $816), while the iPhone SE is available from 3,288 yuan (about $507).
On the other hand, from AppleInsider they point out that these supply chain sources comment that Apple has also left suppliers with excess inventory by changing their power supplies from 15 to 20 volts. The reports indicate that the initial demand for the iPhone SE has been quite strong , we will have to see how it evolves over the coming months.