Apple's Presence in China Is Set to Double

Apple's Presence in China Is Set to Double

By most accounts, Apple's recent line of updated iPhones appear to be real winners for the tech giant. And nowhere could this growing success be greater than in mainland China.

Apple has faced several headwinds that have hampered the iPhone's overall adoption in this critical market over the last several years. However, it's looking like many of those impediments are likely to fade over the next 12 months, which sets the stage for runway growth in China.

Research firm IDC agrees. It recently updated its estimates for Apple's share of the overall Chinese smartphone market, saying Apple's market share is likely to double through 2014. This sounds good, but what's causing such prodigious growth?

In this video, Fool contributor Andrew Tonner talks about these numbers and the specific factors that should help them become a reality.

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