BGR: Samsung smartphone sales are now absolutely crushing Apple

Discussion in 'Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices' started by theheadguy, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. theheadguy macrumors 65816

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    Boy Genius Report, a very popular source of news for MR staff, reports the following:

    Apple doesn’t report its most recent iPhone sales numbers until Tuesday afternoon but according to newly released estimates, Samsung smartphone sales absolutely crushed Apple’s iPhone in the second quarter this year. Plugged-in market research firm TrendForce on Tuesday issued its smartphone shipment estimates for Q2 2013 and the numbers aren’t good for Apple. According to the firm, Apple sold 27 million iPhones in the second quarter as its global market share fell to 12.1%. The figure would mark a 30% sequential decline, and TrendForce noted that if the next-generation iPhone 5S doesn’t launch until early October, Apple’s numbers this quarter will get worse.

    On the other side of the world, things are looking very good for Apple’s top rival, Samsung. According to TrendForce’s estimates, Samsung sold a staggering 71 million smartphones into channels during the second quarter, which would certainly help explain its record $8.3 billion profit.

    The firm estimated that Galaxy S4 shipments totaled 23 million units in Q2, which not only makes it the fastest-selling Android smartphone in history, but may also have made it the best-selling smartphone in the world last quarter — TrendForce says iPhone 5 sales totaled 22 million units during the second quarter this year.

    Combined global smartphone shipments reportedly totaled 221 million units in Q2, up 31.4% from the same quarter last year.

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    http://bgr.com/2013/07/23/samsung-smartphone-sales-q2-2013-iphone/
     
  2. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Not very interesting. Toyota probably outsales Porsche as well.
     
  3. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

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    Only Porsche and Toyota aren't priced the same. These two devices are both retail and subsidized.
     
  4. Merkie macrumors 68020

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    Neither are Apple and Samsung smartphones. The world is bigger than the US (perhaps you forgot).
     
  5. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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    My company pays $9 per android/samsumg phone on corporate account. They are buying market share!
     
  6. Bacong macrumors 68000

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    Samsung has like 10 phones right now. Apple has 3. Do the math.
     
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    Yeah pretty sure Samsung has way more than 3 smartphones on the market. Probably a couple dozen at least. Apple shouldn't be worried unless the GS4 outsells the iPhone 5.
     
  9. mcdj macrumors G3

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    Guess you wouldn't get a rise out of anyone if you posted this in the correct forum. Odd way to get your jollies indeed.
     
  10. vikingjunior macrumors 65816

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    Android as a whole is cheaper and does more. Wait until the moto X for $300 comes out, game over!
     
  11. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    I don't find this surprising. Especially in a quarter where samsung released a new flagship. The results are probably going to be reversed in Q4.
     
  12. Fireblade macrumors 65816

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    Lol, iPhone couldn't be more far away from being the Porsche.
     
  13. mattopotamus macrumors G5

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    you have to understand his analogy though.
     
  14. TheHateMachine macrumors 6502a

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    I could see the iPhone being a Beamer and the Galaxy S series being a Lexus.

    Car analogies are still stupid.
     
  15. Dontazemebro macrumors 68020

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    Yes they really are.
     
  16. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    Samsung is making its profit from its flagship android phones like the gs3,note2 and gs4 and by this post Samsung sold a million more gs4s then apple sold iPhone 5s and q4 will be a huge battle for apple with the note3 and Samsung watch that goes on sale with it.
     
  17. theheadguy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    If I need a sleuth, I'm going to hire you. ;)
     
  18. theheadguy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    My organizations has all iPhones. What's your point?
     
  19. PollyK macrumors regular

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    I love how the ignorant ones try to keep up these stupid car comparisons. These comparisons are clearly trying to imply the iPhone cost so much more than the direct competition. How sad and pathetic one must be to think in such a way.
     
  20. Assault macrumors 6502a

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    These comparisons are useless. Unless you are a stockholder, not sure why it matters. Samsung has been outselling Apple for quite some time, so this isn't exactly big news. If the S4 outsells the iPhone 5, that would be a a news point bulletin, but little more.

    I buy Samsung for Android and the hardware. If something better is produced for my needs, I will buy it regardless if it sells more or less than some other phone.
     
  21. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    Keep in mind that this statistic alone is not the whole picture. Last quarter, 51% of all Verizon smartphone activations were iPhones. While Samsung may outsell Apple in total number of shipped units, clearly Apple continues hold about half the market for Smartphones, with Samsung taking the lion's share of the other half (plus HTC, Nokia, Motorola, LG, etc.).
     
  22. skratch77 macrumors 65816

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    I think Verizon being the last carrier to get the gs4 has a lot to do with that.

    Verizon got the gs4 almost a month late from every other USA carrier
     
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    Apple sold 31.2 million iPhones last quarter. I think that selling over 10 million iPhones a month is pretty darn good.:p
     
  24. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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    These analysis keep quoting Samsung shipping numbers against Apples actual sales.
     
  25. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    Currently there's a lot of exciting Android smartphones being released with even more to come between now and years end. There's never been so much excitement and positive buzz around the Android Platform.

    Apples command of the headlines is being challenged, and their failure to produce anything exciting in the smartphone sector for quite some time now has driven many to the competition.

    Apple has every reason to be concerned. iOS 7 while offering a few new features is too soft, feminine & pastel to appear a serious competitor. Yet Apples past accomplishments are still carrying them. This is likely to keep their sales moving along in spite of a very unexciting 2013.
     

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