But the iPhone maker hasn’t always been able to count on such a strong performance in the market.
Yet analysts are optimistic that Apple’s success in China in the most recent quarter was not an anomaly.
“China was kind of like a thorn in Apple’s side,” said Dan Morgan, senior portfolio manager at Synovus Trust Company. “Now, the pendulum has completely swung to the other side.”
A key market
Though sales in China haven’t always been steady in recent years, the market remains a crucial one for Apple.
The country’s large middle class has big spending power. Mobile applications for services such as shopping and banking are especially popular with Chinese consumers, creating the…