Apple (AAPL.NASDAQ) released better-than-expected quarterly results due in part to surging demand for its iPhone in the Greater China market, Reuters reported. The US technology giant sold some 35.1 million iPhones worldwide in the quarter ended March, boosted by a five-fold increase in sales in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. However, other analysts said that fewer iPad sales than expected may indicate a saturated market for tablet computers. A separate report said that Chinese investors, who are generally unable to invest in Apple shares abroad, have piled into the two listed Chinese firms that Apple has confirm as suppliers: Suzhou Anjie Technology (002635.SZ) and BYD Company (1211.HKG). “Investing in Apple suppliers is not a bad idea, since they’re the girls hanging out with the rich guy,” said Zhou Feng, an analyst at Donghai Securities.