Analyst sees Apple adding 8 million in additional iPhone sales this year thanks to the Galaxy Note 7

Analyst sees Apple adding 8 million in additional iPhone sales this year thanks to the Galaxy Note 7
Samsung's decision to shut down production of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 couldn't have come at a worse time for the company. A device that appeared at first to be a runaway hit would have completed a spectacular year for Samsung's smartphone division. The Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge were arguably the best Android handsets of the year's first half, and the Galaxy Note 7 would have allowed the company to end the year on a positive note.

But now things have changed dramatically. With Galaxy Note 7 production shut down for good, and the company telling owners of both versions of the phablet to turn them off and never use them again, Apple is getting an opportunity to pick up some extra iPhone sales. Can we quantify how many additional iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus units Apple might be able to ring up due to the Galaxy Note 7 explosions? We can't, but Drexel Hamilton analyst Brian White can and actually has computed this number.

According to White, during the calendar year 2016, he sees Apple gaining an additional 8 million units in iPhone sales thanks to the Galaxy Note 7 fiasco. The analyst produces this forecast from his original expectations that Samsung would sell 10 million to 14 million Galaxy Note 7 phablets in the second half of this year. He sees Apple able to capture 57% to 80% of those sales that originally had gone to the Galaxy Note 7. The analyst says that even without the extra help Apple is receiving from Samsung's problematic phablet, the new iPhone models are doing very well in certain regions like China.

White says that based on purchases made at 30 retail stores in Shenzhen, the iPhone is gaining momentum over the competition. Overall, Chinese smartphone buyers are favoring the iPhone 7 Plus over the iPhone 7. In addition, consumers in the region prefer the two new black colors that Apple made available for iPhone buyers this year.


The 8 million iPhone handsets that Apple might be able to add to its sales this year thanks to Samsung's miscues with the Galaxy Note 7, could be the difference between Apple selling fewer handsets year-over-year in calendar 2016, or reporting growth in iPhone sales this year.



source: Barron's

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58 Comments

1. Martineverest

Posts: 521; Member since: Oct 27, 2015

i pity samsung..really sad for them

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

I don't. They messed up themselves.

6. dimas

Posts: 3347; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

You pity a multi-billion dollar company that might last for the next decades? Note 7 is an engineering flaw, they will admit their mistakes and move on with the next flagship models.

8. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Don't pitty Samsung. Pitty the people that may be unfairly penalized. As the corporate saying goes, "$#!+ rolls downhill".

54. lyndon420

Posts: 6743; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Downhill from the CEO to the QC department. The weakest links must go first.

42. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

It's time for Huawei to step up and fill the gap.. and Lenovo too

2. Bankz

Posts: 2531; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Can't wait for the iphone 8 tbh..

3. Fona13A unregistered

Nice low key bragging, I rate 7/7

5. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1318; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Samsung seriously fudged up. I was going to pick up the Note 7 before the end of the year but now I've decided on the Pixel XL.

30. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

I just checked pricing for the pixel. Man, it's $1029 in Canada for the xl

48. Unordinary unregistered

How much was a Note 7 in Canada?

55. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Close to $1200 CAD.

66. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Nope, pre-ordered mine directly from Samsung for $1050 and got a gift worth $250 with it...before realizing it was the SD820 variant and canceling my ordwr.

43. justrt

Posts: 446; Member since: Jul 10, 2014

They f**ked up by killing the Nexus line. Asdholrs

7. sissy246

Posts: 7083; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

If a person is a true android fan they will not go ios.

12. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Except Darkjedi, he's Apple or Samsung only.

14. quakan

Posts: 1418; Member since: Mar 02, 2011

Does he still visit this site. I haven't seen him on here in awhile.

19. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

No, he doesn't visit this site anymore. He's permanently banned. His Note 7 blew up the comment section.

33. bigsimpd

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

R u ok bro send it back in that highly sealed and highly insulated non flammable box they are sending out to note owners with police escort as well lol sorry had to come like that

44. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

It's already done. Yesterday

35. bigsimpd

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Breaking news.......Breaking news.......ISIS has also banned the Note 7 they released a statement says it blows up prematurely killing to many of they're suicide bombers!

20. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

He does, he just doesn't comment much due to the severe lack of intelligence in the comment sections, the number of trolls skyrocketed recently.

21. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Well said my man lol. +1

22. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Man things here are getting bad, in the past blind Apple haters are dominant, now the tables have turned. Funny how mxy and unordinary were praising you and treating you like their best friend when you praise Apple and talk about your iPhone, now they are inderectly bashing you by calling everyone who liked the Note 7 dumb etc.

32. bucky

Posts: 3778; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Are you serious? Have you read the comment section in every single article?

45. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

You don't have to read every single comment section to see that, Sherlock.

46. darkkjedii

Posts: 30972; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Yep, but I'm not at all shocked.

60. Unordinary unregistered

I dont remember the last time I have "bashed" you. If anyone is a troll, its him along with the rest of us.

29. ctdog4748

Posts: 797; Member since: Mar 05, 2016

Ewww, can you get any creepier with your Samsung obsession? Please go away.

59. Unordinary unregistered

Youre an idiot lol.

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