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Apple ships 52 million iPhones in Q4 2012

16 January, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple ships 52 million iPhones in Q4 2012 - read the full textLast week we heard plenty of rumors about Apple having cut orders for the new iPhone 5 due to lower than expected demand. While it has gone as far as to affect Apple's stock prices, it may not have been entirely true. According to one analyst Apple were able to ship some 52 million iPhone units in...


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Amazing!!! I Love iPhone5! ;) Simple but it rocks!!!

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  • 2013-01-16 14:49
  • 7Xb6

> In reply to droopy @ 2013-01-16 14:01 from 8CQa - click to readDoesn't Samsung also release "shipped" numbers?

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  • 2013-01-16 14:47
  • p$mL

> In reply to droopy @ 2013-01-16 14:01 from 8CQa - click to readI agree with you :)

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  • 2013-01-16 14:47
  • PGfx

> In reply to Ggame @ 2013-01-16 14:25 from 2xws - click to readIt took Samsung's phone several quarters to achieve that figure. In one quarter apple achieved it.

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  • 2013-01-16 14:46
  • p$mL

but thats the same word use when talking about samsung s3 ship not sold,so don't hate that much on apple this is just numbers don't really mean nothing

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  • 2013-01-16 14:42
  • Pc5P

I like the word "shipped". Isn't exactly saying how many were sold.

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  • 2013-01-16 14:37
  • niF6

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-01-16 14:21 from p771 - click to readVery much agree. Probably around this figure or slightly higher.

Speaking from experience with working with analysts for my current company. My Marketing Director spends a lot of his time smooching up to analysts (for the services market not product though) in order to get them to write positive things about our company, also we submit them revenue data which they counter against us with data based on their own research and assumptions about the market. Plus product is much easier to measure vs. services revenue so I am pretty sure Apple is providing them with some kind of estimated data that is close to their actual for the Analysts to use as they see fit.

Though must admit some analysts will say a load of shit in order to their name (researcher name and company) into the news etc. Easy advertisement and market exposure is always useful ;)

Before I get called an Apple fanboy, I am actually a major Android fanboy! Own a Nexus 4 and never ever owned anything Apple :D

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  • 2013-01-16 14:32
  • M3YY

So the S3 sold 40million units, and the iphone 5 is 35million, WOW indeed.

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  • 2013-01-16 14:25
  • 2xws

Lies, Lies, Lies

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  • 2013-01-16 14:22
  • 3sEp

Analyst holding iPhone? :P

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  • 2013-01-16 14:22
  • IWN}

> In reply to Common_636 @ 2013-01-16 14:19 from RcFM - click to readThese figures or something like this going to revealed next week, I actually think iPhone 5 numbers are going to be bigger.

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  • 2013-01-16 14:21
  • p771

Hold up!!.... are these apple announced/confirm figures? or just figures from an analyst?

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  • 2013-01-16 14:19
  • RcFM

I stop reading at this .. " According to one analyst " ...

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  • 2013-01-16 14:17
  • TSQ}

> In reply to TheNeighbor @ 2013-01-16 13:57 from t7Mf - click to readThis quote made my day.

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  • 2013-01-16 14:14
  • nxX0

> In reply to droopy @ 2013-01-16 14:01 from 8CQa - click to readWOOOOOOOOHHHHH!!!! Fandroid.... Go sue GSMarena for posting fake news!!! XD

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  • 2013-01-16 14:09
  • vaN}

Absolutely ludicrous!!!

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  • 2013-01-16 14:02
  • sn6c

Be alert that it says SHIP units, NOT sales. Means that Apple could produce a lot, and most of the phones are in stock of mobile carriers or even on apple stores. This is a tricky number that do not reflect REAL sales, it is just manufacturer quantities distributed among apple commercial channel. Real sales aprox could be half 30 milliones, which is average iphone sales. Do not confuse SHIPPED units with SALES.

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  • 2013-01-16 14:01
  • 8CQa

52 million mid-ranged functioning smartphones with good media player. Mono audio recording. Highly recommended because of a 2007 simplified UI for most people who don't care how it works inside. See icon of what you want to do, press. Get out, press the one button. What battery? Dunno, it just goes. Very simple. Who cares if what processor it has or how RAM is working, right? We got 4 new icon spaces. Yay.

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  • 2013-01-16 13:57
  • t7Mf

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