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Apple drops out of Top 5 in China, Galaxy S III tops iPhone 4S in Q3

08 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple drops out of Top 5 in China, Galaxy S III tops iPhone 4S in Q3 - read the full textThe iPhone is the most common smartphone almost everywhere in the world... almost. According to analysts at Canalys, in the third quarter this year Apple dropped out of the Top 5 smartphone makers in the Chinese market. And it's an important market - according to Canalys again, China became a...


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Why is it to blame "people are waiting for the release of iphone 5"? Iphone is just a legend now, that's it.

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  • 2012-11-08 23:02
  • t7Xk

Apple have got away for Overvaluing there iPhones an now will people having money problems,they are switching to more Affordable an Easy Running Smartphones,Samsung with there Android phones are more Cost cutting phones with Removable Batteries an Micro Sd cards slots,as people like to Hold there own Photos an Music on the Micro sd cards,plus not having to use the iTunes as well.The Samsung Galaxy S3 an S2 have been Super phone from Samsung an there Notes as Well,Apple will Struggle more in early 2013 with the Samsung Galaxy S4 with alot better Screen an Camera,so Apple will have to Change there Strategy or Lose more Buyers,Cheers Samsung for creating a Super Smartphone the S3 thats is Brilliant

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  • 2012-11-08 22:51
  • LhR1

Hmm.. that's why the fruit company is obsessed with lawsuits instead of innovation in order to compensate its diminishing fortune. With gravity of greediness pulling its shares to the ground, I guess the end is near!!!

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  • 2012-11-08 22:05
  • FBvw

> In reply to Say NO to choice! @ 2012-11-08 17:50 from vMeL - click to readSamsung is the number 1 smartphone provider globally.

If it's brands you're talking about, then please do your research. IDC is a credible source for getting the mobile phone market share.

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  • 2012-11-08 21:44
  • TfX2

Keep up the good work Samsung, I love my garnet red S3 and I'm going for the note 2 next. Apple is really gonna fall.From my iPad

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  • 2012-11-08 21:40
  • qKK7

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-08 21:02 from sXDt - click to readIt's hardly considered "improvement" if you compare it to how an S2 to S3 improvises its hardware. Or how the HTC One series improved it's lineup than the previous models.

And the reason the 5 has LTE? Because the carriers demanded it. Since apple only releases one model each year, they have no choice. But other OEMs? They had LTE LOOONG before apple offered it.

Up until now, an iphone does not have an expandable memory, doesn't have radio, limited BT, doesn't have USB OTG capabilites, doesn't have NFC.

I wonder what this phone really does aside from being able to make calls, texts, take pictures and run apps. Symbian from years ago can already do that. And Siri? Android had a voice assistant years before Siri was released. And it's more accurate.

So tell me, apple guru, what exactly is your argument here?

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  • 2012-11-08 21:37
  • TfX2

> In reply to Say NO to choice! @ 2012-11-08 17:50 from vMeL - click to readThe original note sold a bit over 10 million in 12 months . The note 2 sold 3 million in a tick over 30 days... I would say that is an outstanding success for a niche phone...

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  • 2012-11-08 21:22
  • vuAv

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-08 19:59 from sXDt - click to readso please enlighten us what has since the 4s then? I think Android mans comment is viable

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  • 2012-11-08 21:19
  • uFna

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-08 20:12 from TfX2 - click to readA processor thats twice as fast isn't a hardware improvement?

iPhone 4 had a 5mp camera, 4S had an 8mp camera. So that blows your argument out the water

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  • 2012-11-08 21:02
  • sXDt

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-08 19:59 from sXDt - click to readWell, it really is. They make up for the lack in hardware by releasing an updated software.

They released the iphone 5 with ios 6. Like when they released the 4S with Siri. the 4S was just the 4 with a different antenna design.


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  • 2012-11-08 20:12
  • TfX2

Apple is starting to see get some hard time nowadays. And maybe before you know it, they'll be back to the niche market where they once belonged.

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  • 2012-11-08 20:09
  • KcVB

Samsung is changing the game. Apple is the one trying to catch up.

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  • 2012-11-08 20:08
  • kCNS

> In reply to retlaw @ 2012-11-08 19:52 from kRCf - click to readSaying the iPhone 5 is just longer is the dumbest thing ever.

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  • 2012-11-08 19:59
  • sXDt

> In reply to Android Man @ 2012-11-08 19:33 from nESA - click to readSpecs wise nothing major?

You could say that about every other smartphone released this year

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  • 2012-11-08 19:58
  • sXDt

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-11-08 18:01 from vMeL - click to readTell us one more joke? Iphone4/s/5 is the same s!!! In a different package.

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  • 2012-11-08 19:52
  • kRCf

Wrong comparison!!! Apples sold 16.2 million phones and Samsung shipped 18 million. Nobody can get real figures of Samsung how much they sold, they round it off only when Quarterly balance sheet appears...fingers crossed till then! Dont jump on me... as if Im an apple fan, who is anti-sammy...I hold an HTC by the way...!

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  • 2012-11-08 19:48
  • nsiN

its like this. apple need to make a new iphone with a killer app. as i feel there designs are stale. and nothing new.

Iphone 4
Iphone 4s same phone. different camera
Iphone 5 longer 4s.

specs wise nothing major. only ios updates. come on apple. you need to pull your finger out. Samsung will reign supreme. and they have different designs thats the way forward.

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  • 2012-11-08 19:33
  • nESA

> In reply to Say NO to choice! @ 2012-11-08 17:50 from vMeL - click to readTell you what

Let all become clones with no minds of our own, would that suite you ?

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  • 2012-11-08 19:31
  • Lh%H

> In reply to Say NO to choice! @ 2012-11-08 17:50 from vMeL - click to readnote 2 aint junk ...and dont just count 30 million vs 3 million has two flagships so both should be included s3 sold 30 million till date

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  • 2012-11-08 18:59
  • rxhZ

And iphone 5, galaxy note 2 going to kill gs3 AsAp.

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  • 2012-11-08 18:41
  • J7U2

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