iPhone 6's sales might take a hit due to Galaxy S6's arrival on the market, analysts predict


Apple's iPhone 6 and 6 Plus have dominated the smartphone market ever since their arrival on the market, breaking many records and further solidifying Cupertino as a smartphone role model. According to market analysts, the well-known financial services corporation, the sales of the iPhone 6 might take a hit due to Samsung's flagship devices for 2015, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge, which got unveiled in the beginning of March.  

The Galaxy S6 can potentially become one of the main "threats" to Apple's market supremacy in terms of sales and is predicted to be a "major variable" that may or may not affect the sales of Cupertino's newest. In the meantime, different analysts are expecting Apple to continue selling iPhones like crazy - Barclays and Morgan Stanley expect that 54 million iPhones will find new owners, while UBS, a Swiss financial company, predicts that Apple will sell 58 million phones in Q1 of the current year. 


Naturally, we'll have to wait a few months before data for Galaxy S6 and S6 edge's market performance pops up, but a market confrontation is inevitable. As a refresher, Samsung's flagship offerings are launching on April 10, and it's already reported that the market is way more interested in the S6/S6 edge than in Samsung's 2014 flagship, the Galaxy S5. 


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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)
iPhone 6
  • Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)

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70 Comments

1. yoosufmuneer

Posts: 1518; Member since: Feb 14, 2015

Galaxy S6 FTW

21. cheetah2k

Posts: 2266; Member since: Jan 16, 2011

Seriously who gives a toss whether Apple take a hit or not. Another effing waste of space of an article from phonearena....

60. skimshaddy unregistered

And you just waisted my 3 seconds reading your comments.

63. irbaaz

Posts: 175; Member since: Mar 27, 2014

I will buy this next year when this will be available for half of its present price like its siblings does.

70. KidAndroid

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

Then it will be outdated so there's no sense it buying it a year from now and it's not going to be half the price in a year.... Maybe 2 years but it will only drop $100 or so in a year so there's no point in waiting to save $100 on then outdated tech.

2. seven7dust unregistered

it's still more iPhones than they sold last year , hows that bad ? the iPhone business is growing 20% avergae is actually something to be shocked about considering it's size.

7. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

It's growing because iphone user have long wanted Galaxy-size phone, and apple just producing tiny phone. After all those user upgraded, apple need to copy another samsung feature and put it in iphone 6s.

13. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Lol the Galaxy s6 now has no micro sd, glass back, non removable battery, EarPods, headphone jack placement etc...and you think iphone is following Samsung? Apple had this in 2010 and was trolled hard. Samsung does it now and you nutters go crazy over it lol.

14. maherk

Posts: 6922; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

4.7", 5.5" screens, widgets, live wallpapers, 3rd party keyboards, predictive keyboards, notification center, quick toggles, side power button, and tons of features that are getting gradually stolen by Apple from both Android and Samsung. While we enjoy the latest of the tech, you ll have to deal with 720p screens, 8mp cameras, 1gb of ram for another few years.

18. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

4.7" screens, widgets, live wallpapers, 3rd party keyboards, predictive keyboard, notification centre, quick toggles, side power buttons were all here before android had them. Hell, blackberry and Symbian had most of those on its own. Im happy to be "stuck" on a beautifully calibrated 4.7" 720p screen that still kicks the crap out of 99% of phones out there, an 8mp camera that is still the benchmark and 1 gb of ram that runs faster than a phone with 8 cores, 3gb ram etc etc...

23. maherk

Posts: 6922; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

1-720p screen that still kicks the crap out of 99% of phones out there... Of course it will beat the crap out of Android mid rangers, but id doesn't come close to the screens found in the high end ones and the 1080 and 2k screens found on the flagships. 2- 8mp that is a benchmark? The Note 4, G3, and S5's cameras wiped out the floor with this 4 years 8 mp camera. 3-Let's stop pretending that it runs faster please, good luck opening bunch of tabs on your safari browser without it crashing, hell the word crash has been patented by Apple as far as i know. Slow transition animations(sure they are smooth) doesn't mean your phone is fast lol

26. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

1- it still holds its own EASILY with the best out there. 2- it is a benchmark...thats why its always in every comparison atleast in the top 3. Notes camera did not wipe the floor in any camera comparison. S5 camera....im no need to even go there... 3- Im guessing you havent used whats supposed to be the best android phone of last year (note 4/gs5)...Hell, even the new phones are already showing lag. An android user talking about apple crashing...now iv heard it all.

71. KidAndroid

Posts: 39; Member since: Nov 04, 2014

For the last 2 years or so Android has proven to crash less than IOS, do a quick google search of Android 4.4+ vs. IOS 7+ stability and you'll see. The Note 4 doesn't blow away the iPhone 6 camera but it is indeed better sorry your reading bias reviews but when blindly tested the Note 4 pics were chosen in all the blind tests I've read across the Web. It's also my opinion as well as I have both the Note 4 and the iPhone 6 Plus. The iPhone 6 is a great device and I have the 6 plus but it can't hold a candle to the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (which I have also) or the Galaxy S6 from everything we've seen. The HTC ONE M8 (which I also have) is without question better built than your precious iPhone which is why it and the M7 won awards for their design in their respective years and the M9 is even better. The iPhone is in no way the best phone and is way overpriced for the specs you get, infact there's Android devices with comparable specs for around $200-$300 yes they have a plastic body but the metal body of the iPhone 6 does in no way justify a price increase of $500+. If you like your iPhone that's great if it makes you happy and does what you want but in no way is it the best smartphone in anyway sorry.

27. tnuc2014

Posts: 294; Member since: Sep 12, 2014

Who cares who copies who? The consumer benefits in the end, because we get a wider range of products to choose from. If you took your argument literally, the first manufacturer to produce a 5" screen would be the only manufacturer allowed to do this for 10 years....what a dull world this would be!!

29. maherk

Posts: 6922; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Your comment should've been directed at comment #13 ;) mine was just highlighting the hypocrisy in him.

45. bucky

Posts: 3790; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

lol my original comment stated the same for you.

15. darkkjedii

Posts: 31256; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Good post, good and true.

17. vincelongman

Posts: 5717; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

I don't remember EarPods in 2010 Or the iPhone 4 having the headphone jack at the bottom Or no micro sd in the iPhone 4

50. engineer-1701d unregistered

right samsung nexus 2011 headphone jack on the bottom "earpods" is a apple name giving to every in earphones ever made. its like calling adhesive strips band aids its a company name, hot tube and jacuzzi

19. xanderalmighty

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Lol the Iphone 6 now has bigger screens, HD , Operating system that supports third party features (like keyboard n such), form of widgets and NFC n Apple Pay. Stuff that's been on Samsung, let alone Android for years. And Apple users went crazy for it. Unless patented, company take each other ideas and improve on it to fit their products. I just dislike when companies start calling it 'revolutionary' and 'game changing' to the industry. Apple obviously made a increase in sales, which is probably what made Samsung jump to its drastic changes.

51. engineer-1701d unregistered

i bet the next iphone will have wireless charging built in like samsungs universal

57. ameran

Posts: 344; Member since: Dec 04, 2013

They might do it but they will need to get rid of all metal body because wireless charging wouldn't work as it should, with a metal back plate. They possibly would go back to glass back plate as they did for iPhone 4.

22. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

It amazes me how this generation actually celebrates when a company takes things away from the consumer. No removable batteries, no SD slots. Considering most people would "prefer" these two things if given a "choice" means people are not particularily fond of the direction. Just because people are purchasing the products without them doesn't mean they're diggin it. I can confirm that I am aggravated that my choice is diminishing. I often swap out SD cards into other devices and remove my battery on a regular basis for inspection. Imagine having a car where you are forced to call a tow truck to bring in the vehicle for tire change when you break down on the road. No spare and no way to change it. Only the service center can do it. I hope you are not suggesting that Apple is consumer friendly here by dissing Samsung for copying a dbag move. This generation sucks hard. Just pay a higher price for everything. Don't need this or that but will pay higher for the alternatives to take its places. Polls also show this generation has not even considered proper retirement savings and neglects voting to ensure regaining control of the country. These are just phones and you guys treat it like its life support or some sort of fine crystal while allowing the companies to take away cheaper servicing. John B

28. maherk

Posts: 6922; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

"remove my battery on a regular basis for inspection. Imagine having a car where you are forced to call a tow truck to bring in the vehicle for tire change when you break down on the road. No spare and no way to change it. Only the service center can do it." While you're at it, do you also check the motherboard? The screen? The camera module? Come on John, we get your frustration, but isn't enough for you to keep crying over the lack of SD card slot on the S6? Being a tech guy like you always say, you should've by now excepted why Samsung went with such a decision. http://blog.gsmarena.com/samsung-galaxy-s6-storage-performance-test/

41. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

I only accept that Samsung has given way to appease gamers that Apple has attracted. In reality, "most" people use their phones for music, photos, facebook, texting and emails. This hardly qualifies for needing excessive speed in which the manufacturers are trying to prop up as needed essentials. I can agree to the benefits of internal memory as opposed to removable. And I can also agree that I will eventually have to sacrifice and suck up to internal memory. But, I will tell you this: If I could check the motherboard and camera, I would. What is wrong with proactive caution? I have made it a crusade to fight for reinstating removable batteries because it is a huge money grab that really doesn't placate consumer advocacy for control. If you don't like this portion of my goal, I will rest the financial obligation for servicing the most failed component in a device on you. Don't read what I have to say. My views have set some of my friends and family into the direction of revisiting the advantages of being able to periodically remove the batteries on the fly. You can link or quote as much editorials or articles you want on such subject. I will argue the personal agenda that these articles are written for their advantages. Most is always aesthetics. This is hardly a good argument when it comes to service after sale. Why pay $200 for a repair when these devices cost that to manufacturer? How does this make you feel? Technically a throw away item that we are forced to repair due to lack of serviceability. Technology has a way to manipulate the mind and manufacturers such as Apple have successfully found the ingredient to further manipulate this. I may eventually be forced to oblige to such move, but I won't allow my self to accept it. John B.

52. engineer-1701d unregistered

john am sorry to tell you this but that world is gone i see so many people on the side of the road with a flat and i have pulled over to help with my hydraulic jack and all the tools but come to find out new cars like the fiat 500l dont come with spare tires so you have to call just like the 80% of android owners dont do sd and battery change outs because they dont know what to do with them.

55. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Those days are not gone. Not being able to change a tire due to lack of knowledge is different than not being able to do it due to lack of accessibility. Just because Fiat doesn't offer it, doesn't mean a spare can't be acquired to have on hand. You seem to like options being taken away. I'm still trying to figure out why you are so against consumers having control on a simple repair of a battery. Can you not change your own? You are either very rich, or you don't actually see the issues the rest of us have in regards to out of warranty problems. Do you work for one of these manufacturers that are making millions by sealing in batteries? John B.

31. Awalker

Posts: 1981; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

The difference is Samsung didn't need to do any of those things while Apple needed to release a larger sized iPhone.

33. bambamboogy02

Posts: 840; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

No one is going crazy over the LACK of SD card or a non-removable battery. It's a step backwards not forwards. Headphones are headphones, who cares if they come with the phone or not. My freaking sony walkman came with some too back in the 90's too. Apple finally put a bigger screen phone out there, what Samsung has been doing for a long time. After the people get there big screen device, how many people will continue to "upgrade" to a new device? The Apple market will go stagnant again just like it did from ip4-ip5s.

49. engineer-1701d unregistered

you do know other did phone jack on the bottom first then apple, same with battery, and remember samsung only does it when its polished and ready for the main stream no jumping the gun, the earpods suck cant keep in my ears i use bose because i have money, glass back done right with gg4 not smashable apple glass

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