Apple has manufactured iPhones, iPads, iPods, and MacBook computers at a rapid pace in China for a long time, so many Chinese are familar with the overwhelming popularity of Apple's products across the world. Therefore it's not surprising that as Chinese workers receive more income as their economy continues to grow at a blistering pace, they would purchase the same Apple products they are assembling. Fitting with this observation, sales of Apple products in China has passed fellow electronics company Lenovo for the first time ever in the second quarter of 2011.
Apple's revenue growth in China has been staggering the past year, increasing 6-fold over the second quarter of 2010 to $3.8 billion. Lenovo has grown significantly as well over the last year, as their $2.8 billion in revenue is solid. But it remains a fact that Apple's growth over the same period has outpaced every other electronics company.
However, if Apple is going to maintain this blistering growth pace, they are going to have to do a much better job of crushing counterfeit Apple stores, which have also grown significantly in China. China is known as the world's top place for counterfeiting, and it is only recently that the government has stepped up raids on fake product stores in order to keep companies happy and factories open.
Apple's dominance in the consumer electronics sector has been impressive the past decade. But what is more impressive is that the company is poised to even further extend its place as the world's number one electronics company in the next coming years.