Archive for July 2016

iPhone’s market share in China drops to fifth

The performance of Apple’s iPhone in China has worsened to 11 percent market share in May 2016 with its ranking dropping from third to fifth in the first quarter, according to a report from, citing a latest research from analyst firm Counterpoint Technology Market Research.
TechWeb said that Apple Inc’s revenue in Greater China region fell 26 percent last quarter (as of March 26), in which the company suffered its first-ever quarterly corporate revenue decline since 2003.

The second quarter witnessed Apple’s revenue decline 13 percent year-on-year and plunge to $50.6 billion. Its net profit decreased by 23 percent year-on-year to $10.5 billion.

Hong Shibin of Internet Society of China is an Internet marketing expert. Hong says Apple’s biggest weakness is its product.

“Compared with the classic iPhone 4S and 5S, the iPhone 6S and iPhone SE lack innovation highlights,” said Hong.

By comparison, Huawei Technologies Co Ltd’s market share continues to grow, ranking first in China’s smartphone market.

In addition, Chinese domestic smartphone manufacturers Huawei, Xiaomi Corp, Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Co Ltd and Vivo Electronics Corp together captured 53 percent share of the overall Chinese smartphone market.

ICANN Board Adopts Updated Five-Year Operating Plan, and FY17 Operating Plan and Budget

The ICANN Board adopted the updated ICANN Five Year Operating Plan, and the ICANN FY17 Operating Plan and Budget in June 2016 at ICANN56 in Helsinki, Finland.

These plans are the result of several months of collaborative work by the community, staff and Board Finance Committee members, and include:

Highlights of all ICANN operations
Overview of the Internet Authority Numbers Authority (IANA) Stewardship Transition and Implementation
Overview of ICANN’s FY17 budget
Detailed FY17 operating plan
Detailed portfolios of planned activities that support the goals and objectives described in the ICANN Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2016–2020 and the updated Five-Year Operating Plan
Detailed list of projects for each portfolio, with project-level budgeted costs
Summary of changes from Draft FY17 Operating Plan and Budget
The community’s continuously increasing participation in the planning process is a cornerstone of ICANN’s transparency and accountability to the public. ICANN thanks all community members who contributed to the development of the budget.