UBS' Evidence Lab Phone Monitor now sees Apple iPhone sales hitting 70.9 million for Q1

Based on the number of Google search requests for the Apple iPhone, Swiss brokerage firm UBS' Evidence Lab Phone Monitor is raising its estimate of first quarter iPhone sales to 70.9 million units. That far surpasses the brokerage firm consensus of 64 million units that are expected to be sold for the three month period running from the beginning of January, to the end of March...
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40. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Apple isn't the best, neither is Android. There are things I hate and love about Apple and the same goes with Android. I just choose the phone that suits MY needs, not yours or any iSheep - Fandroid that goes to this site. Apple caters to my needs through it's ecosystem. Granted it may not be as powerful as the top Android handsets, but it fits my lifestyle. Telling me otherwise is futile cuz you're not shelling out $$$ to pay for MY needs.

24. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Why would I be butthurt? I wasn't when Justin Bieber sold more albums than my favorite bands. I wasn't when Jackass:Bad Grandpa sold more tickets than my favorite movie of last year. Why? Because I knew that sales don't equate to something being the best, and I'm old enough to remember millions of people buying pet rocks. But the real reason I'm not butthurt is that I'm typing this on my Note 4, the hands down best big phone on the market by a large margin.

34. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

Yes. Sad thing is an iPhone will never be a better device than a flagship of android. At least for me. There are still BASIC things you can't do on an iphone to this day. Whereas the note 4 gets criticism for being able to do more than you want. Where's the logic in that for the money your paying?

43. mrochester

Posts: 999; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Exactly. Android having way more marketshare than iOS doesn't mean it's better, it just means it's available far cheaper. I'm comfortable knowing that my iPhone 6 is the best phone on the market :)

42. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

What would we be but hurt? If they sell all these phones in one quarter, what happens in the rest of the quarters? Apple only sold 150M iPhone's last year with 4 selling models. This model is having great sales, because everyone wanted a big iPhone and Apple simply starved them to death. Again the fact is if you want iOS you have one choice and you have to buy one of the 2 only options; and iPhone or an iPad. If Samsung was the only Android OEM, their sales would be 3 times this for a single quarter. Why would I be butthurt. Most Android users are not fans. They buy an Android because it does something they need. Just because the iPhone is more popular doesn't mean it better. Its just better at sells. Again it is the only iOS option for a cellular enable smartphone. I don't care what you like. I know I have a better device simply because my OEM didn't jack up my cost and gave me more. I have 128GB of storage for less, I have Quad HD, I have a better camera that has better implemented OIS. My phone doesn't bend, the camera isn't broken, and the storage isnt cheap and failing. I like the iPhone too, it just isn't worth what it costs. I don't fnd it so great to pay 749 for stuff I only paid 650 for 2 years prior. After all 1080P and 5.5 was available in 2012. As another poster said, this big buy are those who wanted a larger iOS device without buying an iPad. Which mean iPad sales are going to take a huge hit and iPod sales are too, Another thing you miss like for example with Samsung, their tablet don't mimic their smartphone 100%, so I you buy both you get a nice level of distinction, where with Apple all you get is a size difference. Again please explain why we would be butt hurt. Samsung as one OEM where they actually have competition where other OEM also use Android, sold 350M smartphone. No OEM has ever done this. Sales only mean what you want tem to mean. McDonald's sells more hamburgers than all combined hamburger sells branded or not. hat doesn't mean they make the best hamburger. Everything you say we are gonna be butthurt, you sound like a uttered an complete idiot. You made your choice and we made ours. WTF do I need to be butthurt about? If anything you should be butyhurt for paying premium gas prices for regular gas performance and 2 year old hardware. I'm getting todays specs and hardware at a low price, and you're getting yesterdays hardware at todays prices an I'm suppose to be butthurt? You really are dumb.

45. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Business 101. Make a product that people want to buy, then sell as many of those products as possible. The average smartphone and tablet user don't care about specs. They buy what their friends are using or what's popular. It's that simple. I love when people on this page say it's not about sales. Tell that to Sony, Blackberry, LG, HTC, ZTE, Alactel. They all want to have iphone type sales for their smartphones. It's a business. Don't think for one second that Samsung cares about their customers more than Apple. They are trying to sell you a product. Just like Apple.

27. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2206; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Poor Samsung. Apple will pull in about 13-14 billion profit in record breaking fashion.

28. g2a5b0e unregistered

Are you really showing concern for a company that will pull in more profit this year than every OEM except Apple? Oh, my. They may only pull in 4-5 billion in profit this year. Sounds awful.

31. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

So? Samsung will make billions, too. And continue to sell the best smartphone available, the Note 4. Which benefits those of us who value function over form more than Apple profits benefit you.

36. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

37. g2a5b0e unregistered

How dumb are you? Your article only confirms what we said. Although Samsung may make less than last year, they are still making billions & more than any other OEM besides Apple.

39. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Clearly you can't read idiot. Yes, they are making money but there smartphone revenue is falling off the cliff. You do understand that Samsung sells more than cellphones. Duh!!! If you had the ability to read, you would have read this part of the link Fandroid. The company blamed the lackluster performance on weakness in its smartphone business, which has lost ground to high-end competitors, including Apple (AAPL, Tech30). At the other end of the cost spectrum, upstart smartphone makers like China's Xiaomi have also stolen market share from Samsung.

46. g2a5b0e unregistered

Keep on posting your links & keep thinking I care. The company is making money. That's all I hear because it is a fact. No one cares where the money is coming from.

41. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

38. tedkord

Posts: 17358; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Thanks for proving my point - even after dropping so much, they made $3.9 billion in one quarter. And they're still making and selling the best smartphone on the market, the Note 4.

47. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2206; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

The point kindlefireowner is making is that Samsung's mobile business has been in a huge decline, due to competiton with Android and now the 6 and 6 Plus. Samsung growth days are about nearly over since their record profit of 11 billion about a year ago. If the S6 is an iteration of the A7 then Samsung is going to have to pray for an unknown 2015. The difference between Apple and Samsung is that Apple doesn't have to radically improve on technology as much as Samsung. The expectations for Samsung to come out with "something new" is due to the relationship with Android. Open source = open freedom to purchase any Android smartphone.

35. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Apple turns out to be a religion...
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