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Lenovo Surpassed by Apple on Home Turf. Really?

In what could be termed as a rather shocking news to the tech community all around, US based iPhone maker Apple Inc. has surpassed Lenovo Group’s revenue on its home turf China itself, according to new reports.

The news of Apple coming on top of the third largest computer maker in the world has come a year after Lenovo Chairman Liu Chuanzhi criticised Apple for allegedly not caring enough for China.

"We are lucky that Steve Jobs has such a bad temper and doesn't care about China," Liu reportedly said in a statement last year, Apple Insider reported.

"If Apple were to spend the same effort on the Chinese consumer as we do, we would be in trouble," he added.

According to reports, the combined revenue earned by Lenovo in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong lagged behind that of Apple whose combined revenues from these regions stood at near about $3.8 billion.

When approached for comments about Apple’s rise in the Chinese market, Lenovo reportedly replied via email saying, “We do not comment on the business results of other companies. Our results in China have been strong. Lenovo is the number one PC company in China with more than 30 percent market share - more than 3 times our nearest competitor," SF Gate reports.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.