Apple holds a 6% share of China’s smartphone market, according to research firm Analysys, while models made by Samsung Electronics Co. and others running Google Inc.’s Android mobile operating system hold a greater share. Still, Apple dominates the higher end of the market. About 80% of smartphones priced at more than $500 in China are iPhones, research firm Umeng said. IPhone users include Chinese government officials and executives. Last year China’s first lady, Peng Liyuan, was photographed using an iPhone, though she has since been seen sporting a smartphone made by China’s ZTE Corp. While CCTV’s broadcasts don’t necessarily reflect the views of China’s top leaders, they are influential in China. Some companies have shifted policies or recalled products after critical CCTV reports. It isn’t clear whether the CCTV report will be followed by new rules or limits on Apple. But its reports have had an impact on the company in the past. Last year Chief Executive Tim Cook publicly apologized after the broadcaster accused the company of discriminating against Chinese consumers in its warranty policies. U.S. technology companies have felt a chill in China since last year, when former U.S.
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