Apple's (AAPL -0.2%) Chinese sales, now 20% of its total and heavily responsible for its FQ2...

|About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)|By:, SA News Editor

Apple's (AAPL -0.2%) Chinese sales, now 20% of its total and heavily responsible for its FQ2 beat, have gone from amounting to less than $1B/year prior to China Unicom's (CHU) 2009 iPhone launch to currently being on a $25B+/year annual rate. This staggering growth comes even though over half of iOS sales come from a handful of wealthy urban provinces, and top carrier China Mobile (CHL) isn't yet selling the iPhone.