Apple Store assistants celebrate the second Apple Store open at the Mixc Mall on its first day open on April 24, 2015 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province of China.
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By Alex Fitzpatrick
April 27, 2015

Apple has officially made it big in China.

Sales of Apple devices in China hit $16.8 billion in the second quarter, up 71% year-over-year, according to Apple’s Q2 earnings release published Monday. Chinese sales now account for nearly 30% of Apple’s total revenue.

Much of that growth in what Apple refers to as “Greater China,” which includes China, Hong Kong and Taiwan, comes from the recent release of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. Those devices’ bigger screens are proving very popular with consumers in those countries, analysts say.

Apple’s Q2 China numbers also got a nice lift from February’s Chinese New Year, when Chinese shoppers typically shower friends and family with gifts.

Apple’s success in China means it may now be the top smartphone seller in the country, according to at least one estimate.

Write to Alex Fitzpatrick at alex.fitzpatrick@time.com.

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