Apple will soon be the #1 phablet maker, but how soon?

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  1. odditie macrumors 6502

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    It is clear that the iPhone 6+ will become the most popular phablet on the market, but how many months do you think it will take for Apple to sell more phablets than anyone else has ever shipped?
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    It might take a while, since Apple doesn't make phablets.

    They have iPhones and iPads. No iPhablets.
     
  3. Dreday24 macrumors regular

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    when it gets features that justify the size of the phone.
     
  4. eelw macrumors 6502a

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    The presales of the 6+ could easily total more than Note sales the entire year. And after the launch, lifetime sales.
     
  5. wxman2003 Suspended

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    I don't know if that will be true or not. Samsung sold over 10 million Note 3's in it's first 2 months, and is expecting to sell 11 million Note 4's by end of 2014.
     
  6. Lloydbm41 Suspended

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    Likely never.

    In Q1 of this year Apple sold a total of 33 million iPhones. (That's all iPhones combined!) Samsung sold 15 million Note 3's (just that single phone), during the same time period. China is its number one market because if the S-Pen and Note apps for Chinese writing.

    All Note sales combined is approaching 100 million sales since launch in 2011. If Apple sold nothing but 6+'s and Samsung didn't sell a single phone, it would still take Apple nearly a year to match that number.

    So my answer remains: never.
     
  7. AdonisSMU macrumors 603

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    Apple pay may drive quicker adoption. In the US Apple could be the most popular large Phone. However, In the world, that ship has sailed.
     
  8. leenak macrumors 68020

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    There are people who love android and the price of entry for an android phablet is less than the 6+ so I think android will still have the most market share in that arena.
     
  9. mnsportsgeek macrumors 68000

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    Bingo
     
  10. Lancetx macrumors 68000

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    Apple doesn't break down sales by model so we'll never know the answer for sure. As for how many you actually see out in the wild being used, I'd say by the end of this calendar year.
     
  11. regazoid macrumors newbie

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    I could be mistaken but I thought I read somewhere that Apple hopes to sell like 80 million of these 6's by years end. Couldn't tell you if that's Apples' fiscal year or 2014 year end.
     
  12. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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    9/19

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    Shipped Samsung does not report sales
     
  13. wxman2003 Suspended

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    Read the articles, Samsung said sold, not shipped.
     
  14. TommyA6 macrumors 65816

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    It's not really right to compare that quarter, because it's the one when note 3 launched (obviously highest number of sales), and iPhone 5 was just about to be replaced by 5s. In the quarter when the 5s and 5c were being sold for the full 3 months, Apple has sold 51 million of them (35 million or more were 5s).
    In the past year, Apple has sold at least 160 million iPhones (around 100 million of those are iPhone 5s). The vast majority of others were iPhone 5C, with 4s not having too much of a share. This year however, there are two flagship devices (with 5s and 5c as mid/low end) and it's very hard to predict what percentages will be between them.
     
  15. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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    Show me a press release I'll wait
     
  16. jlake02 macrumors 68020

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    It will take awhile because Samsung has a big head start but before the 6S comes out, Apple will take that title as well.
     
  17. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    Ask a Samsung Account Exec (carrier or retail) how many unsold phones their customers send back each quarter? ;)
     
  18. brand macrumors 601

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    customers do not send back unsold phones.
     
  19. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    To a manufacturer, a carrier or retailer is their customer...

    I would have said consumer, if I was talking about what you are trying to imply.

    eta: Are you saying Best Buy or AT&T keeps thousands of unsold phones? Incorrect.
     
  20. brand, Sep 14, 2014
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    As you said that is their customer so the phone has already been sold. Samsung has been playing this game with their sales figures for a long time now where they count channel sales, carrier or retailers, and Apple counts end user sales. Once the phones leave the Samsung factory they have already been sold to a channel partner, a carrier or retailer, excluding any Samsung stores.


    Actually that is usually the case. They are obligated to the number of devices that they committed to. Those are called channel sales.
     
  21. webbuzz macrumors 65816

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    Nope.

    Been there, done that.
     
  22. brand macrumors 601

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    If you say so. :rolleyes:
     

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