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  • Apple's iPhone Now Leads Samsung's Smartphone Sales in South Korea


    In sports, it hurts to lose on your home court. In politics, it hurts to lose your hometown. And in technology, it really hurts to lose your home country to a foreign power.

    But that's the sting of battle that is being felt today at Samsung. The latest industry data out Monday shows that Apple's new iPhone 6 is walloping the competing Samsung smartphones even inside of the South Korean market.

    All told, presales for the Galaxy Note 4 are believed to be selling at half the rate of new iPhones in Samsung territory.

    On Friday, the country’s three mobile carriers began taking orders for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. In less than an hour, the carriers reported that orders had reached tens of thousands, outpacing the rate reported for Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Note 4 model at its launch here in September.
    Amazingly, KT Corp. confirms that iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus models saw 10,000 orders in one minute. That jumped to 50,000 orders within 30 mines. The new devices will be in South Korean consumer's hands this weekend.

    "With Apple piggybacking on Samsung’s large-screen strategy, there are concerns that Samsung will lose its only advantage, which has been its large screen sizes,” Lee Seung-woo, an analyst with IBK Securities in Seoul, is quoted by the WSJ.

    Source: WSJ
    This article was originally published in forum thread: Apple's iPhone Now Leads Samsung's Smartphone Sales in South Korea started by Michael Essany View original post
    Comments 10 Comments
    1. bry2k2's Avatar
      bry2k2 -
      Since there are very little hard numbers but a lot of "believed to be" and "estimate" Im gonna say this article holds very little value.
    1. dsg's Avatar
      dsg -
      is that because they all have Samsungs and are now just buying iPhones, duh. How is the iPhone doing compared to the Chinese Huawei phones?
    1. kalpesh78's Avatar
      kalpesh78 -
      had to happen. samsung phones are good... but not tthat good.
    1. jackbauerctu's Avatar
      jackbauerctu -
      Typo. 2nd to last paragraph reads "30 mines." I'm sure you meant "minutes". How awkward would that be working in a mine and trying to order 50,000 iPhones at the same time. :P
    1. Dark_Ninja's Avatar
      Dark_Ninja -
      Hahaha right
    1. swifty7's Avatar
      swifty7 -
      I wonder why the Note 4 is not doing as good considering it having a metal frame and a far superior display and camera. I guess I'll have to accept the fact that no matter how crappy the iPhone is, Apple rules the world and no other manufacturer will ever change that no matter how much innovation is implemented. Even if tomorrow Samsung releases a holographic phones, Apple will still have a much higher sale. In a sense Apple has no competition and that is the reason for their lack of innovation.
    1. ThuD Muffin's Avatar
      ThuD Muffin -
      Quote Originally Posted by swifty7 View Post
      I wonder why the Note 4 is not doing as good considering it having a metal frame and a far superior display and camera. I guess I'll have to accept the fact that no matter how crappy the iPhone is, Apple rules the world and no other manufacturer will ever change that no matter how much innovation is implemented. Even if tomorrow Samsung releases a holographic phones, Apple will still have a much higher sale. In a sense Apple has no competition and that is the reason for their lack of innovation.
      Or maybe people just like using their products
    1. the_chosen_one's Avatar
      the_chosen_one -
      Bigger screen was a huge reason for ppl to chose android over iPhone but now what do they really have going for them selves ???? #dont see ppl camping out for Galaxy note
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      iPhone has dominated cause of its simplistic use. My child can wield my iPhone and iPad and she is only 17 months old. She knows exactly now to power on and navigate as needed. The OS is why Apple reigns supreme. Look at the copy cats and how they may lead for a moment but always claim the back of the line in the end. Keep up the great work Apple.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      iPhone has dominated cause of its simplistic use. My child can wield my iPhone and iPad and she is only 17 months old. She knows exactly now to power on and navigate as needed. The OS is why Apple reigns supreme. Look at the copy cats and how they may lead for a moment but always claim the back of the line in the end. Keep up the great work Apple.