Apple cut prices on iPhones, iPads and other products on its official Chinese website.
The latest 64GB iPhone XS now costs $ 8,199  yuan ($ 1,200), making it 500 yuan ($ 74), or 5.8%, cheaper for Chinese buyers. The iPhone XR fell in price by 300 yuan, or 4.6%.
But iPhone had already fought in China, even before the country economy showed signs of slowing down and weak Chinese yuan pushing up prices.
The California company is facing fierce competition from domestic rivals such as Huawei, Oppo, Vivo and Xiaomi, all offering cheaper, advanced smartphones tailored to the Chinese market.
"Even with this price reduction, these iPhones are still more expensive than competing from such as Huawei," said Kiranjeet Kaur, an IDC analyst.
China remains an important market for Apple, accounting for more than 15% of total sales. Revenue from the Greater China Region – which includes Hong Kong and Taiwan – fell about 27% to $ 13.2 billion last quarter compared to the same period the year before.