iPhone 6 Sales vs. Samsung Galaxy S

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jlake02, Sep 15, 2014.

  1. jlake02 macrumors 68020


    Nov 2, 2008
  2. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Oh, the iPhone has always been the #1 selling smartphone. I don't think any smartphone has actually held that title since the original iPhone actually.

    However for every iPhone that is announced, there's 2 HTC phones, 3 LG phones, 4 Huawei phones, and 10 Samsung phones, which downgrades Apple's spot from #1 manufacturer.

    It'll be hard to beat the iPhone's sales records. It's amazing that a product line of 11 phones (iPhone 2G - iPhone 6/6+) has outsold a phone product line consisting of ~200+ phones (Galaxy series).
  3. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Actually, 10 phones by my count, if I'm not mistaken.
  4. drogba macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2014
    Why is there always such a silly argument between Droid and Apple about what's better. Listen, just like what you like and buy what you buy. It develops into a useless pi***ng contest that's pretty much pointless. Presale amount doesn't make something better. Best is relative.
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    Yeah, all this means is that if I go Android, I have a ton of choices in hardware, where with iOS I only have what Apples deems worthy.

    Great comparison between Apple and one of a dozen manufacturers of Android phones.
  6. 12vElectronics macrumors 68040


    Jul 19, 2013

    Great post and everything you said is true.
  7. Wailord macrumors 6502

    Apr 29, 2007
    Haha, no way you're Complexity's Jason Lake, right?

    While this is interesting, isn't the glaring issue with it that Samsung's sample is much longer, meaning as sales taper town the average tanks with it?

    I'm sure Samsung only gives that data and Apple only gives the numbers shown on the chart, but it's tough if your metric is units/day if you're adding days with far less hype into it. Especially when it's three days vs 50+!
  8. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    If you can provide numbers, that would be great.

    There have been non-smartphones and pseudo-smartphones that have outsold the iPhone, and of course more modern phones have outsold over phones (Of course the Galaxy S5 has outsold the original iPhone 2G), but when put into perspective and overall product line sales, the iPhone is the #1 selling.

    If you look at the listing of most sold mobile phones, the first smartphone is the iPhone 5, at 91+ million units. The closest smartphone to that is a tie between the 4S and Samsung Galaxy SIII, at 60+ million units, which is then followed by the iPhone 5S at 52+ million. You don't see another non-iPhone smartphone till the Galaxy SII (the iPhone 4 sold 10 million more).
  9. OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
    Is this what MR would be like with no bashers? Where are all the Apple haters that are in every other thread? Kind of quiet here. Wonder why
  10. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Actually that wouldn't matter at all. If the iPhone his hitting 4,000,000+ in the course of 3 days vs. Samsung hitting barely 2,000,000 in just 55 days, then that just shows how slow the product is moving in comparison.

    If you set both to say, 30 days, the gap would be even wider.
  11. joeblow7777 macrumors 603

    Sep 7, 2010
    Huh? Numbers of what? You said that the iPhone line consists of 11 phones. I pointed out that there are 10.
  12. bmms8 macrumors 68020

    Dec 19, 2007
    I think one poster is counting iPhone 5 china and the other is not. I believe 10 is right.

    The graph is right above for everyone to count
  13. The-Real-Deal82 macrumors 603


    Jan 17, 2013
    Wales, United Kingdom
    Yeah it makes change to comparing Apple to the entire Android marketplace as we see far too often on here. I've often wondered how Apple fared against the top Android manufacturer as I think it is more relative to the point. :)
  14. bdb23 macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2014
  15. dndandrea macrumors 6502

    Feb 10, 2010
    Yea... these numbers are definitely off. What's their source?
  16. bdb23 macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2014
    lol, figured it out... he's using units/day... and since Samsung reports monthly, not daily, he's taking the 30 day sales and dividing by 30 to get daily sales...what a silly comparison.

    any phone will sell more at launch day then they do for their daily sales numbers for a month.... absolutely stupid comparison.

    S4 sold 10 million in 27 days, 40 million in 6 months... will iPhone 6 best that? absolutely, but this comparison is dumb.
  17. OatmealRocks macrumors 6502a

    Jul 30, 2009
  18. bdb23 macrumors member

    Sep 17, 2014
    Maybe, but that isn't the mix up here, you can check the link of the OP... and check the guy's twitter who made this chart... getting flamed for misrepresenting data.

    He's using Samsung 30+ day daily sales average and comparing it to day 1 sales of iPhones. Really dumb. Of course if you take a sales average over the course of a month, it's not going to compare to day 1 sales...

    Comparing apples to oranges.
  19. 0000757 macrumors 68040

    Dec 16, 2011
    Sorry, misread your post! Thought you meant there were 10 smartphones above the iPhone in sales. :)

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