The Apple iPhone 6s was the best selling smartphone for 2016, according to a new research

According to British research firm IHS Markit, Apple has managed to trounce its competitors over the last calendar year. The company's latest analysis reveals that iPhones were the most shipped handsets on a global basis during 2016...
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46. jphiller87

Posts: 92; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

12% you mad bro?

48. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Never start a statement with a percentile.....bro.

152. mrochester

Posts: 1000; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

You can currently buy 3 different models of iPhone from Apple, so plenty of choice for people.

50. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Look PA. These kind of articles attract you know who? I'm running late to this article and it's already cover up by a expert. Why?

60. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3108; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

63. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

I'm sorry to break it down, but how do just compare one model of phone and say that that specific brand sold the most/less worldwide when you are simply take one model from one company and use the whole portfolio of one to compare? That's purely deceiving! You can say this to maybe investors but to the general public? What's behind it? Anyways, i'll give you REAL numbers In 2015, Samsung sold 320.2m units, Apple sold 225.8m In 2014, Samsung sold 307.6m units, Apple sold 197.6m In 2016 it wasn't until quarter 4 that Apple sold a littl more than Samsung 77 million to Samsung's 75 million, but in quater one Samsung doubled that, Samsung sold 81 million to Apple's 42 million, so when you add the whole year Samsung dusted Apple. I don't see what reason Phone Arena gains by posting this type of deceiving articles, in the end who are they trying to fool?

66. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

How many phones did Samsung release in those years?

72. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

About fifty-eight....give or take a dozen.

126. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung does not have 50+ unigue models. They sell region special models. Like the Galaxy S, has the S7, S7 edge, S7 Active, S7 Duos for example. But they are all S7's The S7 and S7 edge are one phone. They are not 2 separate models. Samsung counts all S7 sales as S7 sales. Apple chose to sell a single model. Other did not. So a fair sales comparion.is to count all selling phones of all companies. Samsung sells the most phones. Apple ia second. Samsung revenvue is based on all sellimg products, not one. As bad as everyone bere including PA, want Samsung tp burn down with thw Note 7, even with its lose, Samsung still profited. I want to see all OEM get their fair share. Samsung has the hardest job. They have to compete againat an army of OEM using rhe same platform. Tech is a universal language. Fighting over pros and cons is stulod. No product is ever gonna be equal. But the pathetic Apple fans so insecure about thwor overpriced products, always act superior knowing they arent. A bunch of sourpuss'!

134. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Samsung released 31 phones in 2016. Compared to Apples 2 or 3? That makes Samsungs numbers look a whole lot less impressive.

80. dmitrilp_

Posts: 330; Member since: Sep 12, 2016

Well let's see, the A series, the J and the Galaxies but when you read a post where it reads that APPLE sold the best but you only take one or two models from the others and say that APPLE sold the most when in reality if you take Samsung as a whole it beats Apple but a HUGE margin, and that's my point. And of course the poor ignorant trolls just feed of this BS.

133. diggie32

Posts: 388; Member since: Apr 03, 2016

Samsung released 31 phones in 2016. Compared to Apples 2 or 3? That makes Samsungs numbers look a whole lot less impressive.

74. phonegeek25

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 14, 2015

What is this the polls where companies get paid to post fake numbers or just numbers you like?, poor PA must get paid a lot to post biased BS for such a small things, FAKE article headers: Apple iPhones were the best selling handsets for 2016

78. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Techie....we know it's you bro. Just, no....

151. AlikMalix unregistered

You're making the same mistake as techie. Stop now - you're going to embarrass yourself. The article separates every device individually iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7, plus models, Samsung s7, Samsung s7 edge, etc - each individually. EACH. DEVICE. SEPERATLY!!!! iPhone models (not together, but separately) outsell any android device in 2016. Even older or newer iPhone models (separately - not combined) outsell any newer or older android device. Read!!!

76. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Techie and his crew of Apple hating flunkies, just flatlined. Techies Viagra, and Cialis cocktail no longer works, leaving his chick to blame his impotence on his love for Samsung, and leaving him for Mxy.

81. kiko007

Posts: 7493; Member since: Feb 17, 2016

Lmfao... #CaptainCantGetItUp

88. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Lieutenant Limp. LMAOOOOO

83. aegislash

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Darkk, I'm so sorry that you had to come to this article and immediately have your eyes blown out of their sockets by Techie's sheepy rubbish essays...though you're probably so used to it at this point. ;)

87. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Dude, I went back to page one, and I simply can't believe how pissed Techie is over this. His rhetoric is funny as hell man. This is hilarious to an unknown degree. You guys remember...he doesn't care about sales.

90. aegislash

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Just like when he said he loved all tech companies equally, but yet spews hate for Apple and their products left and right. He's the epitome of hypocritical.

97. darkkjedii

Posts: 31083; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

A flat out liar.

130. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

I.never sad nothong bad about Apple to begim with. Not only are you blind, youre stupid. To each its own bruh. I only said the numbers for Samsung were wrong. I never even me tioned Apple im any bad way at all. You ignorant. You can say whatever you lik. Still gonna be me.

162. Podrick

Posts: 1285; Member since: Aug 19, 2015

Yeah man. I wish Techie would just stop commenting. He makes Android and Samsung fans name bad. Whenever he comes to argue with his stupid essays, I feel like Android side loses the argument, even if other sensible commentators before him put the valid arguments. Techie should stop being so obsessed with Samsung love and Apple hate.

86. ayylmao

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

*grabs popcorn*

92. aegislash

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

I was gonna take a shot of vodka every time Techie said something stupid in this comment section, but then I realized I'd be dead from alcohol poisoning after only a few minutes.

99. ayylmao

Posts: 34; Member since: Mar 10, 2017

yeah, i cant even bear reading his "essays" everytime we wants to rebutt or something. i mean come on man, im not sure if that guy is borderline stupid or just extremely fanboying. i dont usually indulge in that apple vs samsung thing. i mean, i own both these devices, both are good in their own ways. though i'm inclined in using my good old s6 more.

105. aegislash

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Ayy, I'm in exactly the same boat. I absolutely love the camera on my 7 Plus...it is top notch and not beaten by anything yet to date. But I still find myself flipping the sim card into my S7 Edge and using it much more frequently.

103. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Well you're already brain dead, so what's the difference?

104. aegislash

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

Does my calling you a troll trigger some sort of...butthurt, perhaps?

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