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With next iPhone looming, Apple loses ground in China smartphone market

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With the next iPhone rumored to be just weeks away, consumers in China have shown hesitance in buying from Apple's current smartphone lineup and the company's marketshare in the region has suffered as a result. IDC reports that iOS marketshare in China nearly halved in the second quarter, giving a major boost to competitors like Lenovo — which rocketed into second place with an 11 percent share — and Apple's courtroom rival Samsung, which maintains the top slot with 19 percent. The iPhone's marketshare fell to 10 percent, though IDC attributed the drop to anticipation surrounding Apple's next iteration of the popular handset.

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