The Apple iPhone was the top selling tech product of 2017

A research firm called GBH Insights said today that the Apple iPhone was the top selling tech product of 2017. In fact, with 233 million units expected to be rung up for the entire year, the device sold more than the numbers 2 through 5 products added together. In second place you'll find the Samsung Galaxy S8 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 with 33 million phones sold...
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108 Comments

81. afrohoxha

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I don't think it's just jealousy. In the comment section there is the claim that Apple phones are all grouped together ( not just 2017 models) , while this isn't the case with Samsung models. Jealousy is stupid, but standing against bias is not.

85. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

That is exactly it. If you are going to lump all iPhones then be fair and lump all Samsungs. PA didn't do that because they know the iPhone would have lost. Where is the s8+ why wasn't it included. Pretty sure Samsung sold more then just the s8 and note 8.

93. darkkjedii

Posts: 30900; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Samsung phones get grouped together as well. That’s why we see articles of Samsung selling 300,000,000 and so on. C’mon dude.

99. afrohoxha

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Well, not in this particular case. And the comments are referring at this one. In the cases you mentioned, every OEM got grouped stats based on ALL their phones currently sold for that time window, including Apple and Samsung. That's fair, and that is how these latest stats should have been.

90. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Problem is that they are taking ALL iphones against 3 Samsung models....that is not jealousy, that is calling this apple fanboy site biased....

114. sissy246

Posts: 7035; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

It wasn't even 3, it just 2 Samsung phones. How is that fair. Where is the s8+ and all the others.

82. BullDozer

Posts: 154; Member since: Dec 18, 2015

Wouldn't trust much a "research" firm which compares total amount of all sold iPhone models to each separate models of other manufacturers. Same goes with a media that publishes this crap.

89. mootu

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

This poll is the biggest pile of crud i've seen on this site. All iPhone models on sale V 2 from Samsung. Why arn't Hauwei included with over 150 million phones sold this year. Apple dont release watch sales, numbers are unknown. Nintendo released it's Switch numbers 2 weeks ago and they are 10 million and they expect to reach 14 million in the first year so the 15 million number is garbage, It was also vastly outsold by PS4. If this analytics firm gets money from stuff like this they should at least get their numbers correct.

94. whatev

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Samsung fans darlings, why do you want iPhones sales data split? If it were that way the whole top 5 and 10 would be owned by apple, let’s leave it like it is now so at least Samsung is in the top 5 ;)

95. mootu

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

They don't want iPhones split they want all Samsungs models included just like the iPhones, but then Apple would lose wouldn't they and we can't have the truth getting in the way of a good story.

100. whatev

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

But to be honest this article is telling the truth, if you split iPhones sales it would still be the best selling tech product this year, Apple officially sells 8 iPhone models, if you divide 233/8 = 29.13 millions in the hypothetical case that each model sold the same amount, which is not the case because we know the iPhone 7/7Plus and X are the ones selling the most, so my point is valid and all Samsung fans can keep their butt hurt. Samsung could never make the whole top ten in this list because of the 3265184940279 models they are selling at 20 - 50$, which is also the reason why they outsell Apple in general but also the reason they don’t get the profits that Apple earns every year

101. mootu

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

No Apple gets the profits it does every year by robbing it's customers blind. For example $500 profit on the X $10 for a charginging cable that costs less than $1 to make and it sells millions per year. $75 for a fast charger & cable after graciously giving Apple users fast charging for the first time. $350 for a new glass back for the X (actually the same cost as it costs to manufacture a whole X) $20 to replace an inferior battery which they should be replacing for free. I can go on and on. This is how Apple makes (steals) it's money.

108. whatev

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

Does any company replace batteries for free? I guess not, by the way, I have a friend who used to have a GS8plus until his phone suffered it’s first fall, the screen stopped working forever, now he’s using an iPhone because Samsung wanted to charge him almost 400€ to replace only the front panel (the back was also shattered, I can’t imagine the price for replacing both the front and back glass), but then apple is offering batteries for 29$ which a regular iPhone must need at least after two years of usage and then this is robbery, of course I can’t expect more from android fans and their double standards ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

109. mootu

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

l that's odd because the price for Samsung to replace all the front panel is €250 and €56 for the back. Front and back for an iPhone X is €550. So either you or your friend is telling porky's.

96. mootu

Posts: 1449; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Strange how this fake news story comes out today, maybe it's designed to take away from the crap they are receiving from all sides over their battery cheating. Also not seen an Apple Music advert on UK tv in the last 6 months, they just ran 3 in a row in the last ad break.

110. Blazers

Posts: 723; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

As a Samsung user for 6yrs, I don't care how much one thing sells over another. I just use what I like. If people like apple products, good for them. If they like android, good for them too. Why do you anti-apple/android fanboys get so worked up? It's only a freaking phone for Gods sake. Just calm down and have a toast to the new year.

121. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

PA, you are c9mparing the sale SoC iPhone SE, 6, 6S, 7, 7s, 8, 8S and X vs just S8 and Note 8? What about all the other Galaxy phones still selling like the A, J, S7s and S6s, and more? I mean you must really think we are all as dumb as the cult followers? Just wow and most dumb fans will even miss What you put. Desperate much?1

122. makatijules

Posts: 835; Member since: Dec 11, 2017

Samsung sold over 300M phones again for the whole year. How did Apple beat them? I can't stand it anymore. If you have to.lie or cheat for clicks, then I think we should all stop clicking.
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