Samsung *SELLS* 5 Million Notes in 5 Months!

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    mcman77 macrumors 6502a

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    Apple are you listening?

    This is were its at! ... these sizes need to become more efficient and they will be the future.

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    Changed topic to Sells since it has been confirmed.

    New product in market...achieving good figures IMO
     
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    Shipped =/= sold.

    How many are still sitting on shelves at retailers and carrier stores?
     
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    Yeah, Apple better listen up... after all, it took them just 3 days to reach 4 Million 4S sales.
     
  5. Peace macrumors P6

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    Fixed that for ya . :p
     
  6. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    5 million shipped in 5 months. Apple probably sold more old 3GS's than that.
     
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    Perhaps, but at my store they had to go pick one up from another store because they were out.

    Love it, so far.
     
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    Surely some of them have sold; I didn't say all of them were sitting there.

    I like android, but that thing is too big - for me.
     
  9. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    THat's SOLD, not shipped.

    Engadget and GSMArena got it wrong as usual. :rolleyes:

    That's 5 million sold, not shipped.

    Source: This is Samsung's official blog.
    http://global.samsungtomorrow.com/?p=12717
     
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    samsung clarified to the verge that it was 5 million sold and not shipped. now my doubting self still wonders whether this is sold to end users or sold to carriers and stores. i don't know, but it is a significant number. and it's becoming clear that there are those who want a bigger screen, as well as people who are content with smaller ones. isn't it possible apple could do to the iphone what they did to the ibook long ago when they had both 12 and 14" models at the same resolution?
     
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    Either way, why would Apple change their strategy?
     
  12. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    Dell found out that the 5" form factor was too big. I think 4" is the max for a phone.
     
  13. Jordan921 macrumors 68040

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    This. So Samsung sold 5million notes in 5months. Apple sells millions of iPhones within days.
     
  14. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    No one is suggesting they do.
    The nay-sayers said something like this wouldn't sell.
    Clearly they were wrong.

    Way to miss the point.
     
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  16. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    I guess I read it differently.
    I think Apple needs to make the iPhone screen bigger.
    Not necessarily as big as the Note as that is clearly a niche product even at 5 million units sold.

    The small screen on the iPhone is one of the main reasons I switched to Android.
     
  17. PNutts macrumors 601

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    Apple shipped over 93 million iPhones as part of the 488 million smart phones shipped in 2011. Samsung shipped almost 92 million total (all models). With that said, this trickle will become a torrent.
     
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    Dell's phone had a lot of other issues as well. Size was just one of many MANY issues with that phone. Even if the dell phone was 4" it was still a POS. The size was maybe its only good quality.
    Top it off Dell's phone was not sold threw a carrier nor did it really have anything about the phone that took advantage of the larger size. Both of which the Note has.

    That is pretty good of the Note. Simple truth to the matter is right now the iPhone's 3.5in screen is tiny.
     
  19. BaldiMac macrumors 604

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    I think you are confusing Apple's "needs" with your "wants". :)
     
  20. joshwithachance macrumors 68000

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    I bet the 4S reached that milestone in 5 days.
     
  21. Thedeathbear macrumors 6502a

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    Comparatively, it does have a small screen, but I like being able to use my phone with one hand easily. I think I can with a 4", but more than that is pushing it.
     
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    It took the first iPhone twice as long as the Note to do 5 million.

    Everything is relative.
     
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    Yeah. Before the iPhone, all touchscreen phones were pure ********* on sandwich.
     
  24. Nand macrumors regular

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    The sales of the first iPhone were not worldwide.
     
  25. cynics macrumors G3

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    But weren't they total figures around 6 million for the life of the device?
     

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