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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, 11:42 2

23. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


hahaha cant argue with that!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:44 2

29. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Look who just got unbanned from PA and is about to troll pretty soon.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:00 1

40. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


And people stalking iPhone users queuing outside Apple stores would be xperiaDROID!!! LOL

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:17 2

49. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


no.....because its all over the damn news!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 13:15 2

68. rawbow (Posts: 428; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


good thing about news on the net....you can choose to ignore it, not comment on it ...but oh wait...clicking every article and replying to every posts by product fans credits to a stalker ...just saying yo

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:26 10

3. asulect (Posts: 131; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)


Not that it makes much difference, why do we combine the two iphone models and other manufactures only get one model counted?

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:29 3

6. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1635; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


haha exactly right!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:31 9

7. itzmando (Posts: 115; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


I was wondering the same thing. Isn't the 5c a midrange, so why compare to the flagship devices.

So how many 5S were sold alone not including the 5c. Alan F. please revise since this does not reflect the numbers between flagship android devices and the 5S alone.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:39

19. nctx77 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Reports say the 5s sold roughly 7 million.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 14:48

77. itzmando (Posts: 115; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


But it doesn't reflect that in the actual article. If its a comparison to total sales it should ONLY be between other OEM flagship android devices and the iPhone 5S, it should state the number rather than reference the source.

If it was just a simple article on how many devices were sold for both 5S and 5c over 3 day period, not including sales figures against other OEMs then I wouldn't have a problem.

But when you see these sales figures its a great accomplishment for Apple, I totally applause their success but its the Apple followers that for some reason just have to be snobs and state "No on can touch Apple's sales number in such a short amount of time" is just annoying and childish.

If I read an article I hope that the writers stick to their due diligence in presenting a clear, honest, non-biased(as possible) and specific information. Such as sales figures between flagship devices ONLY not the more affordable option(considered midrange) included within that sales figure.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:39 1

18. Sauce (unregistered)


They stated earlier that it was a 1:3 ratio. Do the math.

REGARDLESS, the 5s STILL blows the competition out of the bloody water in three days, rather than GS4 to reach 10 million in ONE MONTH.

Kudos to Apple. The people have spoken. Everyone should stop hating and accept the fact that, it is what it is brotha.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:09 7

44. tedkord (Posts: 12245; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Actually, the GS4 had 9 million preorders, so it sold 9 million it's opening weekend.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:09 1

45. tedkord (Posts: 12245; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


And it was a weak release.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:15 2

47. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


What about no? Here's the press release from Samsung itself.

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

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:45 2

60. nctx77 (Posts: 2095; Member since: 03 Sep 2013)


Even though your logic is wrong, let's go with it. You mean to tell me the s4 sold 9 million in the first weekend and then only sold 1 million the rest of the month? Demand feel completely off a cliff lol! What happened to the 100 million galaxy s4 phones that we're going to sell this year lol? Remember samsung reports how many it shipped not sold. Face it, Sammy has lost its mojo.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:36 3

55. weinerslav (Posts: 126; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)


Well, I assume someone forgot to put the box on the top saying this was a paid article, because in all honesty, it really seems like one of those... Seriously, how can a writer with a bit of dignity write something like this, stating "in your face" for the readers that 2 phone model sales are better than other manufacturers 1 model sales? Isn't this the argument apple fans always fight against? That apple only had a phone model??? LOL... please, this article is a shame... Anyway, by now we all know the 5c is a flop so, since it has a bigger profit margin for apple, you can see this as a half full or half empty glass... your choice!

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 22:39

92. E.N. (Posts: 2610; Member since: 25 Jan 2009)


Apple sold 6-7million iPhone 5S in its opening weekend now stfu

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:29 7

5. ghanemsam (Posts: 64; Member since: 21 Nov 2012)


i think you should compare the sales od iPhone 5s with Galaxy S4 and HTC One , because you are comparing two devices (5s & 5c) with one device (S4 & One)

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:34 1

9. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


Which one is the midrange then? S4 or One? :)

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:37 13

14. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


iPhone is the midrange. lol

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:42 5

24. Ninetysix (Posts: 2460; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)


LOL :) Then what would you call those ones that it beat?

http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review/5
http://www.anandtech.com/show/7335/the-iphone-5s-review/7

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:46 3

31. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Mid-range phones according to what, the fact that it sports a dual core processor? A processor that ranked #1 in almost every single test?

PA was better when you were banned.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:54 7

34. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


It's a joke, I'm not showing my hate towards Apple.
No matter what you say, I will still consider iPhone as a mid-range. Not because I hate Apple, it's because it is a mid-range, just look at the screen size, 4 inch. A 2013 flagship that still has a 4 inch screen.

And there are still many things that makes the iPhone considered as a mid-range.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 11:58 2

37. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Funny how jokes like these got you banned last week.

Your argument is weak. If the Z1 came with a 4" screen, you would still classify it as a high end phone. Newsflash, screen size doesn't determine if it's mid-range or high end.

Typical coming from you.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 12:13 3

46. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


4" is not bad, but it's too small for today's standards. Apple should at least increase the screen size to 4.3" or 4.5" right? Even iPhone users said that reading with their iPhone is a pain.

And one more thing, iPhone 5S doesn't have NFC.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 13:30 2

72. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It's small by YOUR standards, not the millions of iPhone users around the globe. Is the iPhone 5C inferior to other phones because it doesn't have NFC?

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 13:29

71. 1113douglas (Posts: 193; Member since: 04 Jul 2013)


The iphone 5s is midrange

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 13:31 3

73. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Please elaborate how it's mid-range because it really isn't.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 22:24

91. Taters (banned) (Posts: 6474; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


The specs are midrange. Less than 720p, dual core, 1570 mah, just recently added LTE and 2gb of ram.

High end reads like this.

1080p screen or PPI from 342 - 468 PPI, quadcore or octacore, 2 GB of ram when no one had 2gb or 3gb, 2600 mayto 3400 mah, LTE before carriers even had their towers set up etc.

As you can see, the iPhone is not even remotely close to being high end. You can argue that the software is high end and 64 bit is high end, but its really not. Slap IOS 7 on the LG G2 and it would crush the 5s in benchmarks and every single speed test and battery life.

Or give the LG G2 a less than 720p screen and watch that thing slice through LG's heavy ui like a hot knife on butter.

posted on 23 Sep 2013, 23:28

93. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Screen produces the best true to color reproduction and is still over 300ppi soooooo where are you going with it?

Dual core but out performs quad cores on the market.

1570 mAh battery gets more battery life than most phones.

Your definition for high end for Android is DIFFERENT for every other OS on the market. Is the Lumia 1020 high end? Yes. Is the BB Z30 high end? Yes. You're playing the space race game, and an iPhone proves software and hardware optimization > quad cores and 3000mAh batteries.

Thanks for trying though.

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