Re: Its worse than he is making out.
How long ago??
iPhones were EVERYWHERE when I was out in the same area 4 years ago; people - even the street cleaners, - would turn their noses up at a domestic brand.
Tell them you had a Xiaomi and they actually laughed at you and told you they were a crap make.
Not any more.
I look at SWMBO as a typical Chinese woman; 6-8 years ago she was using a iPhone 4S, then she switched to a Galaxy Note 4, had a good look at the latest Xiaomi, but eventually dropped a shed-load on a fully loaded Huawei Mate 20 Pro - didnt even consider buying a new iPhone.