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Apple iPhone 5 and 4S top global smartphone shipments for Q4 2012

20 February, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Apple iPhone 5 and 4S top global smartphone shipments for Q4 2012  - read the full textAccording to the latest report from the Strategy Analytics, Apple iPhone 5 was the best-selling smartphone in the world for the the fourth quarter of 2012. Surprisingly, the second spot was taken by Apple's iPhone 4S, leaving the Samsung's current flagship device in the third place....

 

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> In reply to Dient @ 2013-02-20 19:22 from 8BRh - click to readDon't get fooled, they are comparing two Apple phones against one Samsung phone. Funny how the article doesn't mention the galaxy S2 we all know why because the outcome would put Apple to shame. Samsung reduced its galaxy s3 shipment which results in less sales due to the next flagship and not because people fancy Apple more. I didn't buy the Galaxy S3 solely for the S4

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  • 2013-02-20 19:30
  • 3iJC

Oh boy, "shitty" and "old" 4S outselling best-in-the-universe (and beyond) S3 :)

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  • 2013-02-20 19:25
  • 0Tqg

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-02-20 19:04 from p771 - click to readThe decrease in shipments and sales of Galaxy S3 is due to the upcoming Galaxy S4 just what happen with iphone 4s

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  • 2013-02-20 19:22
  • QGtq

Well I saw this coming, even though SGs3 is better than the Iphone5 (feature speaking) Still the iphone attracts way more people because of its simplicity. Samsung will have to release a easier to use phone with better specs also. Don't get me wrong, I'm in the android side in this topic, just wanted to say an example of what average people (Not the ones commenting in gsmarena) want.

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  • 2013-02-20 19:22
  • 8BRh

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-02-20 19:02 from p771 - click to readHappy with your broken glass on your iphone 4/4s then??? ;-)

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  • 2013-02-20 19:21
  • QGtq

The decrease in shipments and sales of Galaxy S3 is due to the upcoming Galaxy S4

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  • 2013-02-20 19:17
  • 3iJC

> In reply to cdnml @ 2013-02-20 18:47 from 2T7j - click to readYou mean iphone 4s is outselling their own iphone 5, which is correct. So what it means? It means iphone 5 is a flop (failure) even they have extra row of icons, LOL. Hence the stock going down to $450 from $710 since the ihone 5 came out.

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  • 2013-02-20 19:07
  • xA1g

> In reply to appless @ 2013-02-20 18:59 from xA1g - click to readGuess you didnt read the UPDATE part ;) FAIL!

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mob...701-20130219 apple is going up, see for yourself!

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  • 2013-02-20 19:04
  • p771

> In reply to Killer Droid @ 2013-02-20 19:00 from QGtq - click to readSorry i dont have iPhone 5, big FAIL from you :D try more!

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  • 2013-02-20 19:02
  • p771

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-02-20 18:53 from p771 - click to readAre happy with your scrached iphone5 ;)

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  • 2013-02-20 19:00
  • QGtq

iPhone is slowing down. Now people are more interested in new Android flagship phones from HTC, Sony, Samsung, LG, Motorola, Meizu, Xiaomi, Huawei ....

http://www.slashgear.com/foxco...wn-20270263/

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  • 2013-02-20 18:59
  • xA1g

In fact lots of people bought S3 and then sold it cause it's not worth it and not simple to use as Iphone even though it's cheaper than iphone.

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  • 2013-02-20 18:58
  • 3Y2c

> In reply to appless @ 2013-02-20 18:48 from xA1g - click to read"Analysts," not Apple, expect them to sell 50 million iPhones (not iphone5) in Q4. The details are a little important.

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  • 2013-02-20 18:57
  • xbS@

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-02-20 18:49 from p771 - click to readWauw if you look at the graph the gap, it exactly tge same in the beginning and in the end.....

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  • 2013-02-20 18:56
  • 3rHr

> In reply to appless @ 2013-02-20 18:48 from xA1g - click to readWrong, no-one didnt expect apple sell 50 million iPhone 5. That would be unbeliavable number :D

Analyzists predicted apple sell around 50 million iPhones overall. And apple sold 48 million which is better than ever.

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  • 2013-02-20 18:53
  • p771

oh its only shipment nobody buying those noob phones...

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  • 2013-02-20 18:53
  • 2@xT

Way to go Apple. They sure know how to build a great phone and OS.

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  • 2013-02-20 18:52
  • pRYN

http://gs.statcounter.com/#mob...701-20130219

Apple going up, samsung cant keep up with fast growing apple.

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  • 2013-02-20 18:49
  • p771

> In reply to Killer Droid @ 2013-02-20 18:40 from QGtq - click to readBecause they expected to sell 50 mil iphone5 in Q4, but instead they shipped 1/2 of that. Investors are dispointed by the numbers. This news came out today and stock drop $8.50, so that mean this is bad new not good new.

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  • 2013-02-20 18:48
  • xA1g

> In reply to appless @ 2013-02-20 18:42 from xA1g - click to readiPhone 4S is the best selling for 2012 as far as i know but not S3.

I am doubting if S3 minis are counted along with S3's

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  • 2013-02-20 18:47
  • 2T7j

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