Apple reportedly wants to sell up to 230 million new iPhones – with as many as 95 million in 2017 alone!

Apple is ordering close to 100 million of its new iPhones in 2017 alone, which means it's readying itself to make a killing...
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32. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

Low end and high end. Mostly low end.

38. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

That's not the point

33. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

When it comes to highend phones, Samsung has never came close to Apple. Keep in mind that Apple only sells highend phones(price wise). Samsung expects to sell 50 to 60 million highend phone for an entire year. Apple does close to that in a quarter. During new releases, they typically hit over 70 million in that quarter. Even Apples lowest quarters which are the quarters right before a new iPhone releases are between 30 and 40 million. I don't know why this article is so shocking as Apple sold 231 million in fiscal year 2015.

39. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Samsung sales about 100 mill high end per year. That too latest flagships.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Here is teh break down of 2016: Q1 2016[42][edit] Samsung: 81.1869 million (23.5% market share) Apple: 51.6295 million (14.8% market share) Huawei: 28.8610 million (8.3% market share) OPPO: 16.1126 million (4.6% market share) Xiaomi: 15.0480 million (4.3% market share) Others: 156.4134 million (44.8% market share) Total: 349.2514 million (100% market share) Q2 2016[43][edit] Samsung: 76.7435 million (22.3% market share) Apple: 44.3950 million (12.9% market share) Huawei: 30.6707 million (8.9% market share) OPPO: 18.4896 million (5.4% market share) Xiaomi: 15.5307 million (4.5% market share) Others: 158.5303 million (46.0% market share) Total: 344.3597 million (100% market share) Q3 2016[44][edit] Samsung: 71.7335 million (19.2% market share) Apple: 43.0007 million (11.5% market share) Huawei: 32.4895 million (8.7% market share) OPPO: 24.9366 million (6.7% market share) BBK Communication Equipment: 19.8789 million (5.3% market share) Others: 181.2533 million (48.6% market share) Total: 373.2925 million (100% market share) Q4 2016[45][edit] Apple: 77.0389 million (17.9% market share) Samsung: 76.7826 million (17.8% market share) Huawei: 40.8037 million (9.5% market share) OPPO: 26.7047 million (6.2% market share) BBK Communication Equipment: 24.2882 million (5.6% market share) Others: 185.9211 million (43.1% market share) Total: 431.5393 million (100% market share) If Apple had sold 78M of just the iPhone 7, then that would mean they didnt sell any other iPhone model for Q4 2016.

34. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

You're not factoring in the fact that Apple is releasing 3 new phones this year. The iPhone 7s/plus are also launching this fall.

11. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Apple surely can do that.. Samsung only can dream and supply screens for the big boss.

15. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Samsung can dream of what? Outside of Nokia, No other OEM has sold over 300M/400M phones other than Samsung. In order to sell that many, you need to have several models. Can Apple do it with 3 selling models? Well Apple has had as many as 6 selling models in the same year and still only sold 220M total. Samsung and Nokia both have sales recrds with Nokia the King at 460M+ in a single year. Samsung in 2013, sold on average over 100M phones per quarter for 444M. Can Apple do it? Sure the could. Will they? Well the only one preventing Apple from doing it is them. If Apple releases a sub $250 iPhone in India and China, they most definitely could.

19. aegislash

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

"Well Apple has had as many as 6 selling models in the same year and still only sold 220M total" "Samsung in 2013, sold on average over 100M phones per quarter for 444M" When you consider the fact that Samsung has dozens and dozens of phone models to choose from, their sales numbers really aren't all that impressive. Apple has gotten to where they are with, up until the 5C/SE, selling only high-tier devices. Now that is a feat that is actually impressive. What's even more impressive is that, despite the high prices, they still average several million units in pre-orders alone before the new iPhones officially launch. In no way, shape, or form am I saying that the iPhone is better because it sells more. But you'll probably interpret my reply that way and proceed to call me an iDiot, Apple Sheep, Apple Fanboy, etc, as you constantly do to anyone who says anything positive about Apple, so...I'll save you the essay-length reply and just do it myself. ;)

21. aegislash

Posts: 1497; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

**didn't mean iPhone sells more at the end, meant that iPhone sells so much from such a small fleet

42. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

I kinda agree to a point remember Android has a lot of competition Samsung has Google Pixel devices, Huawei, Lg, Sony, Motorola to compete with too. If it was just Samsung on the Android side they definetly would have alot more sales. Whereas Iphone and Ipads are on the IOS ecosystem. no other OEM has IOS. So then nope its not as impressive.

41. ShadowSnypa786

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 06, 2017

Don't worry Samsung isn't doing the displays for free they are getting paid billions so even more money for Samsung ;) And Big Boss?? Lol imagine if Samsung said "NO" what would the Big Boss do then LOL

30. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

And here we go.

35. sissy246

Posts: 7117; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Here you go again

40. BullDozer

Posts: 159; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

Apple wants but won't. All the rumours tell that they must drop off real new features and have to release another last season device again.
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