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How those 9 million iPhones sold during the launch weekend compare to the competition

0. phoneArena 23 Sep 2013, 11:21 posted on

Earlier today, Apple said that for the three day launch weekend, it sold 9 million units together of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c; but how do those numbers stand up against competing handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S4, HTC One and the Nokia Lumia line of Windows Phone flavored handsets?...

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posted on 23 Sep 2013, 23:58 1

94. Taters (Posts: 2399; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Like I said using software to declare something as high end is encroaching religious philosophical type of bulls**t.

The only thing that is absolute is hardware and by those standards, the iPhone is midrange period.

342 - 468ppi is >>>> than 323 PERIOD.

1O80 is >>>>> than less than 720p PERIOD.

Quadcore is better than dualcore if each core is equal. The ONLY REASON the iPhone 5 dual core outperforms some quads is the GPU and IOS. Like I said. Slap IOS on any high end android and it would crush the s**t out of the 5s.

3000 mah >>>>>>> 1570 may PERIOD. To argue otherwise is like arguing 1 is greater than 10. That is the most ridiculous thing I ever heard though. Again, it goes to software and IOS being not battery hungry but again, slap IOS 7 on the G2 and it would be 2x the 5s in battery life. In fact, it might already be 2x running Android. Imagine the G2 running on IOS 7. 3-4 times more battery life isn't out if the question.

Like I said, 10 > 1 period. It doesn't matter if one chump spends 10 dollars in half a second while another turns his 1 dollar into 100 in a second. 10 is still greater than one and the iPhone 5s is still mid range no matter how light IOS 7 and how well optimized it is. It is basically a well optimized phone like the Moto X.

If no one has a problem calling the moto x mid range even though it performs well, then why are we having so much trouble calling the iphone 5s mid range?

I can use a black and white screen that is 320p and a dual core running an operating system that is just uses simple stick figures graphics and make it run faster than an iPhone 5. Does that make that phone high end because it runs my stick figure graphics faster than the iPhone runs IOS 7? The answer is no.

So anyone with a half a brain should know that mid range hardware is mid range hardware regardless of how well the software runs. Midrange phones can perform exceptionally well too you know.....just saying.

I'll give you another analogy. A motorcycle can smoke most high end sports cars but that doesn't make the hardware in a motorbike high end. The engines in the sports car is still way more high end.

So no matter how much you want to spin it, the iPhone 5s is mid range. PERIOD.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 08:58

101. Ninetysix (Posts: 1073; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Looks like someone fell for the BIGGER number is better trap.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 09:38 1

102. Taters (Posts: 2399; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Bigger numbers is better if all other things are equal. That is fact. Like I already explained two or three times to the other itard.

But hey, if you want to pay a company high end prices for mid range hardware, be my guess.

Even if you don't notice the hardware, it still doesn't change the fact that its more powerful on its own and costs more to make and is more cutting edge.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 16:35

104. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Very well said and wisely

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:41

22. iampayne (Posts: 107; Member since: 12 Aug 2013)


According to a few sources the 5s tripled the sales of the 5c so that would put it at about 6.75 million units.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:36

11. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 664; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Excellent work by Apple, they've managed to get another record breaking sales weekend, I honestly didn't think they'd sell so many, I was expecting roughly 4-6million.

Would be great to know how many iPhone5S they sold though, as I think the 5C helped bump that number to 9million.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:44

27. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


If memory serves, every year they break their previous years record. Everything peaks eventually but it's still a good accomplishment for them.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:36

12. Tsepz_GP (Posts: 664; Member since: 12 Apr 2012)


Excellent work by Apple, they've managed to get another record breaking sales weekend, I honestly didn't think they'd sell so many, I was expecting roughly 4-6million.

Would be great to know how many iPhone5S they sold though, as I think the 5C helped bump that number to 9million.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:40 3

20. Whateverman (Posts: 3162; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Well, as doubler86 pointed out earier, Samsung did 9 Million GS3s with pre orders alone. So although impressive, it appears it had been done before, and with just one phone.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:52 1

33. Ninetysix (Posts: 1073; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


This should answer your S3 question.

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=Galaxy+s3+10m

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:18

51. Whateverman (Posts: 3162; Member since: 17 May 2009)


No... It actually doesn't and there was no question. The GS3 sold 9 Million in pre orders, so yeah.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:20 1

52. Ninetysix (Posts: 1073; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Samsung is lying again??? Their PR said that it took them 50 days to reach 10M sales on the S3. We believe you though Whateverman. We really do.

"The GALAXY S4 sets a new record for Samsung, generating sales quicker than any of its predecessors. Sales of the GALAXY S III reached the 10-million mark 50 days after its launch in 2012, while the GALAXY S II took five months and the GALAXY S seven months to reach the same milestone."

http://www.samsung.com/us/aboutsamsung/news/newsIrRead.do?news_ctgry=irnewsrelease&news_seq=20887

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:33

54. Whateverman (Posts: 3162; Member since: 17 May 2009)


So what I'm seeing here is that most people pre ordered their GS3's, than those who went to a store. Either way, it's been done. It's okay, you can still like it, even if it took two versions of a three year old phone to catch Samsung. It's still shiny, right?

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:38 1

56. Ninetysix (Posts: 1073; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Still in denial. All good though :) My proof is in the pudding. It took Samsung 50 days to sell 10M S3s. You can spin and twist it however you want.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:54 1

62. Whateverman (Posts: 3162; Member since: 17 May 2009)


The article is about 9 Million... Nine... Nueva... the number that comes after 8 and before 10. Why are you talking about 10? And again, that's for two versions of the same 3 yeast old phone. Samsung did it with one model. That's not spin, it's fact. Why is it so painful for you to acknowledge how great of an achievement Samsung, htc, Motorola, Android, or anything Google has made?

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:56 1

63. Ninetysix (Posts: 1073; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Got it. 9M sold during opening and then they only sold 1M till 50days since release. Are we clear? It's because you're making a false statement. I know it's hard to swallow the truth.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 13:16 2

70. Whateverman (Posts: 3162; Member since: 17 May 2009)


I guess it is...

I don't know how much they sold, and it really doesn't matter to me. But it's a source of extreme pride for you for some reason. Are you Tim Cook? Well, whatever. All I know if kneeling at the Apple alter is making many of the fanboys look really nutty. No matter what either of these companies sold or didn't sell, it's not worth the blood vessel you're about to burst so, let's just agree to disagree.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 14:57 1

78. greathero1 (Posts: 443; Member since: 13 Jun 2008)


I think that 9 million is how many the carriers and customers had preordered up front and the sale was probably counted once the customer actually had the device. Samsung usually gives information on shipments which includes "to the carrier" and Apple usually only reports "the actual sale". Either way, both have sold way more than the competition so kudos to both for putting out a nice product.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 17:16

86. Whateverman (Posts: 3162; Member since: 17 May 2009)


And there you have it! +1

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:42 2

25. jellmoo (Posts: 458; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Why do we have to be like this? Apple had a hugely successful weekend. Good on them, and good on everyone happy with their new iPhone.

What other companies should be doing is seeing how they can get a slice of that success, putting out better devices, better innovation and better user experiences. The success of the iPhone over the weekend does nothing but push other companies, to our benefit. Even if you don't like the iPhone, there is no need to look for ways to turn this around and rag on Apple. Look at it as a driver for us to expect even better in the future.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:45

30. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)


Well said. +1

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 13:02

65. profperez1 (Posts: 47; Member since: 08 May 2012)


It's funny to me that we all have to dig in! Very much like sports. Your team could be the worse in the league...and you defend it to the end. Year after year of crappy management----a we still drink to kool-aide. I have an upgrade on March 1---I will see what's on the market.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:44 1

28. ryq24 (Posts: 444; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


People just love the iphone. Just think how many it would sell if apple come out with a bigger screen.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:49 2

32. taz89 (Posts: 1948; Member since: 03 May 2011)


No doubt 9million is big sale but that includes 5s and 5c.Reports are saying goodbye apple sold about 6-7 million 5s that should be the number compared to the sale of a single s4 or single HTC One. Yes the number is still higher when it's just the 5s but it's still not fair to compare the sale of 2 new models vs 1 model.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:56 1

35. melcruz66 (Posts: 21; Member since: 25 Dec 2011)


whatever you Fandroids say, you cant beat this record by Apple . 9 million in only 3 days.
Thats unbeatable.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:59 1

38. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6658; Member since: 14 May 2012)


9 million between two devices. iPhone 5S sold about 6 million, which is still pretty good.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:05

41. Sakeem (Posts: 130; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


Great number by Apple. Not sure what every one expecting. Apple has a following like no other company I have seen. They literally can do no wrong in their eyes.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:18 2

50. darkkjedii (Posts: 9335; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Great phones, great sales, great job apple. My family loves ours.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:42 1

58. Sakeem (Posts: 130; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


I hope you are not on your honeymoon posting on PA. lol. Congrats man. I hope for many happy years for you and your wife.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:56 2

64. darkkjedii (Posts: 9335; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Thanks Sakeem, I'm managing to chime in here and there. Definitely no full time PA'ing though

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:29

53. snowgator (Posts: 3160; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


As a Windows Phone Fan, I can only hope for a quarter like this, much less three days. While I do not feel the excitement for this launch as there was for the 5, Apple enthusists could care less. Bully for them.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:39

57. jove39 (Posts: 1207; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


congrats to apple...I would also like to see how these flagships(iPhone, Galaxy and One) maintain momentum after first weekend!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:43

59. zuckerboy (Posts: 715; Member since: 22 Dec 2011)


I would have been one of them , if apple had released iphone with large screen

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:53 3

61. anthonyspapa (Posts: 10; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)


The iPhone is the only phone with iOS so people wanting iOS are "forced" to buy the iPhone. While people who prefer Android have so many options. If Samsung or HTC were the only ones with Android they would sell as much and as fast as the iPhone.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 16:05

84. speckledapple (Posts: 877; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)


This article just started a flame war for no reason. No matter how you put it, you simply cannot properly compare iPhone sales to others as the factors are drastically different.

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 06:03

99. Sreddy (Posts: 16; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


if theyre phones, theyre comparable..

posted on 24 Sep 2013, 05:59

98. Sreddy (Posts: 16; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)


What happened to poor sammy :/ results get a lil shocking, as they call it the worst iphone yet, managed to pull numbers larger then s4 and that too in 3 days.. i imagine what the figure will be in a month

posted on 25 Sep 2013, 00:52

105. srgonu (Posts: 29; Member since: 13 Feb 2012)


I am not surprised by the numbers. Ofcourse there are more number of people who are old, non tech and kids than tech guys.

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