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Apple's iPhone Has Still Greatly Outsold Samsung Galaxy Smartphones [Chart]

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billy Bob - 1 year ago
Yes, Over the long term Apple have won, but its the recent history that matters, and that is reflected in the share price, iPhone will definately be lagging well behing over the last 12 - 18 months, Thats because the iPhone looks boring and predictable now, Apple's problem now is that by sueing everybody, they have got to be real careful what they put in the next design/iOS because if they copy something they are going to get their asses sued in retalliation ... stupid short term Muppets. The only thing they have acheived with the lawsuit is to stop some phones bieng sold in their home country United Stupid America. A very small market in global terms haha.
Rocwurst - 1 year ago
Umm, you can't get more recent history than Dec 2012 sales figures and that is what is shown in the graph. What it shows is that the iPhone is still out-accelerating the Galaxy. Also, the USA is actually the largest market for Android and iOS devices. Flurry reports that the USA has the highest number of iOS and Android devices in the world with a massive 165 million active devices while China is the next largest with 128 million. The third largest is the UK with a much smaller 31 million Android & iOS devices and every other nation is lower than that, so it is apparent that the USA and China are by far the most important nations on Earth when it comes to these post-PC platforms. Now, what is happening in those two nations? Why Apple is ascendent that is what. Kantar reports that the iPhone has now captured 53% smartphone marketshare in the USA (ComScore's recent numbers are installed base of subscribers, not new phone sales) and Apple sold 2 million iPhone 5's in China the first weekend which works out at twice the proportion per 3G subscriber as the USA. Analasys International reports that the iPad had a massive 71% marketshare in China even before the release of the iPad mini and indications are that the iPad mini is selling like hotcakes worldwide.
billy Bob - 1 year ago
I guess it just depends where you get your numbers from "For the past few years, smartphone giant Samsung has routinely outsold its closest rival, Apple, in every quarter except those in which Apple launched a new iPhone. But Samsung overcame its annual defeat in Q4 2012, selling more smartphones than Apple despite the launch of the iPhone 5, Samsung currently controls 31 percent of the smartphone market, according to IDC, compared with 15 percent for Apple and 4 percent for HTC."
Rocwurst - 1 year ago
You don't seem to understand that figures released by Apple or Samsung are of course more accurate (because they have to adhere to SEC regulations regarding disclosure) than guesstimates by analysts like IDC. Samsung themselves have admitted they have only sold 100 million Galaxy smartphones since May 2010 while Apple has reported they have sold 220 million iPhones in that same timeframe. IDC is of course the analytical firm that was severely embarrassed last year when they reported that Samsung had sold 2.3 million tablets in Q2 2012 only to have Samsung themselves report that they had only sold 37,000 tablets in the USA over that same timeframe in court documents. So, whose figures are you going to believe again?
billy Bob - 1 year ago
As I said before .. it depends where you get your numbers from " Recently, Samsung announced global sales of its Galaxy S smartphones have surpassed 100 million units since the phone's first model was introduced in May 2010, Fox News reported. Samsung reportedly had sold more than 25 million Galaxy S devices, 40 million Galaxy S IIs and 41 million Galaxy S III phones. The technology giant outsold Nokia cellphones last month and sold more smartphones than Apple last year, research firm IHS iSuppli told Fox" ... this is like predicting the weather, nobody has the right answer and every weather station has a different report because nobody really knows .. lets just say the apple fanboys will always "big up" apple products .. and the rest of us concider all the products.
Rocwurst - 1 year ago
What on earth are you talking about? Samsung themselves has said they have sold 100 million Galaxy smartphones since May 2010 and Apple has reported in their SEC filings that they sold 220 million iPhones over the same timeframe. However, in your quote, it is IHS iSuppli who is saying that Samsung outsold Apple last year. Guess what, either it was all those millions of cheap and nasty featurephone replacement "smartphones" running Samsung's home-grown Badu OS that made up the difference or iSuppli has no idea what they are talking about. Are you really going to trust analyst's guesstimates over the straight-out SEC-audited statements from the manufacturers Samsung and Apple themselves? What is not clear here?
billy Bob - 1 year ago
;) calm down dude .. I just like ribbing apple fan boys ;)..
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