Apple’s having a hard time in China this year. For the first time ever, it reported a decline in year-on-year revenue and lost the iPhone patent case. Beijing also imposed strict rules on online publishing and Apple’s online stores for iBooks and movies were closed in April.

China is the largest iPhone market in the world by the number of activated smartphones in China in 2015. This might change, however. Now Apple ranks fifth in China in smartphone market share, elbowed out by local vendors Huawei, OPPO, Vivo, and Xiaomi. According to Apple’s third quarter 2016 report, China ranks third in revenue, behind the Americas and Europe.

On Thursday, the iPhone 7 was released, but there was a less buzz among Chinese netizens compared to when the iPhone 6 launched. To find out the offline reaction of Chinese consumers, we hit Sandbox, a co-working space in Shanghai, and asked Chinese people (five male, five female interviewees) if they would consider buying a new iPhone 7.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com