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

12 December, 2013 | Comments (153) | Post your comment

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The October sales reports are in and they show Apple's has found its form. The iPhone 5s has outsold the Galaxy S4, according to the research firm, Counterpoint.

This was achieved, even though the iPhones weren't able to catch up with consumer demand, making many customers wait for their 5s goodness. The jump has been attributed to strong sales in China, where Apple raised it's market share by a whopping 9%, jumping from just 3% to 12% in October alone. Now that supply has increased, counterpoint expects a ramp up in sales.

"With a China Mobile deal on the horizon, Apple's iPhone 5s at all three [Chinese] carriers will for sure ignite a 'price war' boosting the overall iPhone 5s sales in China," Said Tom Kang, of Counterpoint. "This might allow Apple to even reach the No. 1 smartphone player in December or January in China."

Apple's iPhone 5 snagged second place, leaving the Galaxy S4 in third. The 5c was fourth, and the S3 and S4 mini claimed fifth and sixth.

Apple's aggressive move into China is clearly paying off for the Cupertino-based company. Let's see if the tech giant will continue to stay on top for the months to come.

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

  • arp007

LOL 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 ...

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  • 2013-12-16 11:30
  • MyGp
  • bindle

I 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 ...

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  • 2013-12-15 17:12
  • rvbW
  • bindle

I 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 sur...

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  • 2013-12-15 17:01
  • rvbW