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Analyst: Samsung Galaxy S III sales soar after verdict

Analyst: Samsung Galaxy S III sales soar after verdict
The top brass in Korea might be writing out a 'Thank You' card to Apple right at this moment. According to Trip Chowdhry, the managing director of equity research at Global Equities Research, after the verdict in the Apple-Samsung patent trial was announced, people in the U.S. rushed out to buy the Samsung Galaxy S III. Could buyers have mistakenly feared that the verdict would ban sales of the hot selling device? Or were buyers worried about future injunctions against the device. After all, Apple already tried once to get the phone banned in the States.

Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III have soared since Friday's verdict

Sales of the Samsung Galaxy S III have soared since Friday's verdict

The analyst visited five AT&T stores after Friday night's jury verdict and was told that sales of the device after the ruling were  "significant." Since the verdict, the Samsung Galaxy S III outsold the Apple iPhone 4S at all five Sprint and three Verizon locations that the analyst visited. None of the Verizon stores and just two of the Sprint locations had sold out of the model. Meanwhile, out of three Costco stores visited by the analyst, two were sold out of the AT&T and T-Mobile models of the Samsung Galaxy S III  while the third store was sold out of the AT&T variant but had the T-Mobile model in stock.

The analyst says that there are some points to ponder (only if pondering points is your thing). Did many of these Samsung Galaxy S III sales come at the expense of future iPhone sales? And, will the Samsung Galaxy S III still be able to compete after the launch of the 6th generation Apple iPhone? Regardless of sales, Chowdhry sees both Apple and Samsung reaching a cross-licensing pact.

source: Forbes

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posted on 29 Aug 2012, 23:57 42

1. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


Samsung 1 Apple 0 in sales

posted on 29 Aug 2012, 23:58 6

5. darkskoliro (Posts: 1079; Member since: 07 May 2012)


*android user here*
iPhone will always have loyal customers, no way their sales will decrease

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:02 32

6. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)


their sales already have decreased. Apple blamed it on the economy while samsung sold more phones

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:08 5

10. MeoCao (unregistered)


There will always be people hold on to things they know well or have invested too much in. But smart people will choose more value for money, and that is Android.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:14 2

11. MeoCao (unregistered)


People are clever, they know Apple would not sue if SS's product were bad. So even if SS can't overturn the verdict they can still take it as a good promotion campaign.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:31

14. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


No they just want to buy it before its ban
After than ban they can't buy it anymore even if they want to

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:33

15. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Yeah , I see it in android , not Samsung
A HTC one x 32gb cost rm1850 vs galaxy s 3 cost rm2199 16gb (both unlocked ) ?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:33

16. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


no actually, apple products have the best customer satisfaction in the world.......almost every person who gets an iphone will never go for any other product and iphone also attracts people from the other platforms....ios has good stability and smoothness and high quality apps and games.......the sales reduce in anticipation for the next iphone
the difference is that samsung is selling too many phones, some for the rich, some for the poor, some for the middle classes.........yes, its all about choice, most of the samsung phone sold aren't the flagship models, there are also many cheap phones with decent features......
apple will make more money, customers and developers will always love apple........but talking about marketshare, there is no single company that can beat samsung because they have too many phones.........cheap phones for the poor, high end phones for the others, windows phones for wp lovers.....and tizen for those who loved nokia's meego....
apple and samsung are frenemies, the love each other, they hate each other, but they can't live without each other......they have different goals, apple wants to continue to attract the customers, developers while samsung wants the biggest marketshare........to be honest, both the companies have already achieved their goals.....the financial losses in the patent wars is like a drop in the ocean.....
google also wants a huge marketshare for their flexible and powerful os and they just got what they wanted

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:35

17. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


If you think about it , rm300 is = usd100

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 00:49 8

20. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


I think you're wrong in saying that both companies have already achieved their goals. Apple clearly has not yet achieved its goal. And you know what its goal is? A monopolistic market. A market where apple will only exist.

Samsung also haven't achieved its goal.

No company in the world have ever achieved their goal. Because if they did, they would stop from innovating, inventing and manufacturing new products.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 01:15

22. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


well i wasnt even satisfied with first use forget about buying one

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 01:16 8

23. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


i dont know.. i feel the fun element is more in Android
Chances of getting bored by the iPhone seem faster than from a good Android device.
What say?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 01:17 5

24. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


i wont say just Android but i will say Anything but Apple = value for money

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 01:42

27. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


yes, i must agree that the iphone has everything that is required to remain entertained but apple made the easiest ui in the world, the ui is elegant,stable and smooth but its not entertaining.......unless you jailbreak an iphone, you can't customize it.....you can't have stuff like live wallpapers, and other good ui tweaks unless you jailbreak it but android can do it straight out of the box without any rooting.............apple and android users are different....apple users want to be entertained with the apps and games and they get it and there are two types of android users.....some of them have cheap android phones and they want an iphone....some of them have expensive high end android phones and they want a highly customizable, complicated ui and a huge phone and i think that the people who belong to this section can't be satisfied with the iphone............
if u want your phone's ui exactly as you want it to be and if you don't like stuff like jailbreaking then you should never get the iphone.....iphone has better apps and games but a powerful android phone is the only phone that can give you the option of custimization.. even the wp8 , meego, bb os etc etc aren't as customizable as android.......so its the only phone that you should get

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 01:49

28. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


apple just doesn't want others to use its patents without paying them and 1 billion means nothing to samsung or apple.........even MS does the same thing..........apple has got what it wanted........samsung wanted marketshare and they got it.......the ipad is the leader in tablets but i feel that it wouldn't pain samsung,..........these companies are working hard because they want to maintain their status in the market............actually, its the companies like sany, hp, dell , htc etc etc that are yet to achieve their goal of making more money.....lets hope that they will have a better future

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 01:53 6

29. whysoserious (Posts: 318; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


No. Me, together with 9 of my friends out of 11 of all us in the group has made the switch from iPhone 3gs/4 to Samsung/HTC product after we got dissappointed with the 4s. Two of our friends who are still under their 2 year contract with the iPhone 4 are planning to switch to G Note 2 or is just waiting for the next Nexus phone.

Now tell me again if Apple has got our best satisfaction. I guess we don't belong to "those almost every person."

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 02:06

31. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


apple has 95% customer satisfaction......no other phone or phone/tablet brand has such a high percentage of customer satisfaction..........but i think you belong to the remaining 5% and i can understand that.........i am using both the brands so i just can't support android or apple..........you are an android guy and your requirements are different.......you want a bigger phone and more customizable ui......and i think your friends should wait for the next nexus phone before getting the g note........the g note 2 id very good but is too big if its intended to be used only as a phone

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 02:31 4

35. Mittal (Posts: 494; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


"apple has 95% customer satisfaction......no other phone or phone/tablet brand has such a high percentage of customer satisfaction"
Now are u talking about the iPhone, which incidentally is the only phone using iOS or are u talking about iOS ?
If you are talking about the device in particular then probably the GS2 has a very high satisfaction rate too..

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 02:43 3

36. MeoCao (unregistered)


Android has lower satisfaction rate than iPhone b-c there are so many low end Android phones, I guess Galaxy line has the same satisfaction rate or even more.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 03:04 5

37. tedkord (Posts: 13140; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


If that we true Apple would license their patents not seek bans.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 04:28 2

39. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I bet Apple didn't want that particular outcome to occur....

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 04:43 3

42. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


But what's wrong here is that they're patenting things that should've not been patented in the first place. And here goes the patent office granting those patents like icon designs and a generic phone design.

If they really care about innovation, they should have not sue anyone with such patent. Many companies or even people patent things but not ask royalties or licensing fees to their patent. It's clear like a crystal and water that they patented these things as a secret weapon to those who're threatening their stand in the market.

But what can i do, patent is a patent. Unless someone will try to invalidate those patent, apple will continue to use it to threaten others which will try to compete their place in the market.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 05:20

44. IamYourFather6657 (Posts: 321; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


You really hate apple that much ?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 05:25 2

45. desijatt (Posts: 58; Member since: 28 Aug 2012)


shut up

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:03

48. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


i am talking about all the ios devices together........samsung galaxy s2 doesn't have 95% customer satisfaction......android users can move to wp or any other android phone, they need not necessarily buy another galaxy phone.......

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:22

49. bucky (Posts: 2982; Member since: 30 Sep 2009)


Kinda strange seeing as how my 4s is already worth more than an sgs3...it holds it's value just fine.

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:32

50. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


actually, more than half of the android phones in the world are low end phones.......hose people should be happy that are getting android for very cheap price, google has been very generous, this is all because of the apps, stability and updates,but it has also been found that people with cheap android phones actually wanted an iphone so i agree with you but i still don't thing galaxy will go to 95%.......after the iphone,it was nokia's n9 that receiced high customer satisfaction....nokia was so foolish to leave android's brother meego......i think google should consider giving updates to all the phones by themselves instead of leaving it to individual companies, i think that the future nexus phones will be faster and hopefully they will also be more stable but the problem here is that the nexus doesn't have the best specs but it gets updated much quicker than the best android phones even if its half the price and there are many more factors..........i have used 5 apple and 4 androids till today......i would say that apple is better for apps,games and performance .....and i would say that android is for high customization, live wallpapers, huge screens, and all this on a very cheap $350 nexus phone.....performance may be improved in the near future but the quality of apps and games depends on the developer's interest, secutity and the android users' willingness to buy more paid apps.......i would say that apple is good for overall performance, apps and games and i would say that the galaxy nexus is a phone that offers great value for money, its the best phone for $350.....

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:34 1

51. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


i don't say that every android phone offers great value for money.......if u want a good phone and cheap price,then its the galaxy nexus........a samsung galaxy phone with good support of google......

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:39

52. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


apple offered a license to samsung didn't they?.....samsung could have negotiated with apple to charge them fairly.......apple would have listened to them because they have a huge contract with apple
MS is collecting $15 from each samsung device.....nobody talks about that do they?

posted on 30 Aug 2012, 06:48 1

54. thebest (Posts: 231; Member since: 08 Jul 2012)


thats not apple's mistake......if apple was awarded a patent, they would definitely use it.......MS earns more from patents than mobile phones and now google will do the same thing with motorola.......yes, software patents are annoying but thats the only way we can motivate companies to make newer stuff.......its a well known fact that google made widgets to make android look different from the competition....now wasn't that a great idea?
samsung has made the touchwiz nature ux to avoid apple.....and didn't they do a great job?
we have seen many incidents where patents led to innovation........i have faith in samsung, they will get better because of these wars.....

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