iPhone 5s outsells the Galaxy S4 to top the charts in October

12 December, 2013
iPhone 5s sales boom in China, making Apple the top smartphone seller in the world.

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Duel, 15 Dec 2013"However, the Bloomberg report noted, in passing, at its ve... moreLOL

Samsung sold over 450 million smartphones. Use web better.

EDIT: The wrong that most of you make and will never realize is that Samsung's policy is not the same as Apple's. Apple when a new model is launched they stop manufacturing the old ones. Like now you can find in Apple stores only 5C and 5S.
Samsung still ships Note 2, S3, S3 mini etc

P.S. And who said that Samsung wants to outsell iPhone with a single smartphone? Did you happen to have the media release from Samsung saying that?

Can't you see that Samsung has the highest share in phones/smartphones?

Duel, 15 Dec 2013"However, the Bloomberg report noted, in passing, at its ve... moreI heard something similar, and I agree with you, there hasn't been people waiting months for S4s, but I know for a fact that there was a long waiting list for the 5S. On the day the 5S was released here where I am, I went to the iStore at about 11am and they had already sold 50 5S, they opened at 9, thats 25 per hour.

arp007, 15 Dec 2013You are the one who has the claim (that iPhone outsells all high... moreI didn't just say yes, and I didn't claim that iPhone or any other phone for that matter outsells any other phone. What I'm saying is that when it comes to a survey, how can you say whether it's accurate or not? Even if you know who conducted the survey, again, how do you know they did it right? But if Samsung fans have this attitude of questioning things when Samsung gets out sold, they must then have the same attitude when Samsung S5 outsells iPhone 5S or whatever in future, they must again question the accuracy of the survey. That is fair.

arp007, 15 Dec 2013You are the one who has the claim (that iPhone outsells all high... more"However, the Bloomberg report noted, in passing, at its very end a comment made by Samsung's mobile chief Shin Jong Kyun, who outlined at the investor event (as portrayed on Samsung's slide below) that "the company will sell a combined 100 million units of its Galaxy S and Note series handsets this year."

Last year Apple sold 150 million iPhones and this year its something like 200 million.

So far (after last q numbers) this year Apple have already sold 150 million iPhones.

Satisfied?

"In a meeting with its concerned investors on Wednesday, the head of Samsung Mobile revealed numbers illustrating that the company sold fewer high end smartphones than Apple this year, and that only about a third of the company's total "smartphone" shipments are of a class really comparable to the iPhone. "

bindle, 15 Dec 2013If someone gave you a source of the survey, what qualifications ... moreYou are the one who has the claim (that iPhone outsells all high-end smartphones of Samsung combined) so you have to provide enough evidence to support your claim. You cannot just say yes.

arp007, 14 Dec 2013Don't just say yes. Give your source. You will never provide suc... moreIf someone gave you a source of the survey, what qualifications do you have to say whether it's right or wrong? And don't start with something relating to 'online' because that's not what I'm asking - how can you conclusively prove that this survey is right or wrong, or that the sources are good or bad?

Duel, 14 Dec 2013"Does iPhone outsell all of them combined?" Yes, we... moreDon't just say yes. Give your source. You will never provide such source because it does not. The question was rhetorical.

Ryo Saeba, 14 Dec 2013Actually, there are thousands of tweaks for jailbroken iPhones t... moreI still feel that Android can do a lot better. I was an Android user and fan, until I went over and tried iOS, honestly I don't feel stuck ever, in fact I feel like iOS is a step up from Android. I like Android but for me iOS is a new level. I don't know what Kitkat is like, maybe it's amazing, but that's still to be tested by time. And also don't be fooled, Apple users aren't stuck with an iphone, if you can afford an iPhone you can afford an Android.

S4 sales slowed down because the Note 3 was announced, its not like the 5s is killin it. Its just that Samsung has 2 flagship phones.

  • RLE

No doubt S4 offers good value for money...But the build quality on S4 is rubbish in comparison to IPhones. I see so many customers come back into the store complaining about the device for defective screens defective batteries etc.
Also if you want hardware thats outdated within 6 months then android phones are the way to go :D

arp007, 14 Dec 2013There is no worst comparison one can make. Samsung has many top ... more"Does iPhone outsell all of them combined?"

Yes, well i dont know how galaxy mini sells, but iPhone outsell those samsung hi-end phones.

There is no worst comparison one can make. Samsung has many top phones. S4, S4 Active, Note 3, perhaps S4 mini. Samsung wants to satisfy every one so they broke down what Apple has in one phone to many. Does iPhone outsell all of them combined?

  • Khris

This is bad. Galaxy s4 is way better in all aspects.

beCool, 13 Dec 2013"The reason iphone is the market leader is that it delivers... moreActually, there are thousands of tweaks for jailbroken iPhones that try to mimic the functions of Android before iOS 7. Ability to change icons/themes, toggles in notification, connect the dots lock screen, lock screen widgets, unlock directly to apps, etc etc etc.

Problem with iPhone users is that they are stuck to one phone and one system. They don't have choices. They eat whatever Apple throws at them. They have to. So they try to defend it no matter how absurd their arguments are.

Until Jelly bean though, Android phones really weren't that good. But now, there is no reason not to try Android. At this point, people buy iPhones because of the logo. Not because of it's functions.

Anonymous, 13 Dec 2013Yeah.S4 is better than 4s but not better than 5s.Well, S4 is better than both 4S and 5 but not 5S and when it came out it outsell iphone5 :) newer phone sells better for those manufacturers I think.

Of course the tables will turn again, and Apple won't be upset just like Samsung isn't upset now. This kind of thing, competition like this, is good, because this way you know that the various manufacturers are doing their best to be tops. If there was only one manufacturer then all phones would be like a 3310 because there would be no need to impress anyone or even try and sell the product. But this way, with these companies always trying to out do each other and always trying to be number one, it creates a situation where they all do their best to create their best, so that they can sell, and ultimately stay alive. So instead of siding with companies, be on the side of 'consumers' and let the manufacturers be on their side, let them compete, let them fight, because at the end of the day, it's us that they're trying to impress, :).

  • Anonymous

Fruitcake , 13 Dec 2013Just can"t wait to see Apples reaction when the Samsung Gal... moreNothing special with S5, it would look as the same as the s4 with a different cheat set.

Fruitcake , 13 Dec 2013Just can"t wait to see Apples reaction when the Samsung Gal... moreI remember you samsung fanboys talking about this same before sgs4. Well did sgs4 outsell iPhone 5? NO

  • Anonymous

Cicero, 13 Dec 2013I just switch, 5 months before, the iPhone 4s for SGS S4. I'm ve... moreYeah.S4 is better than 4s but not better than 5s.