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

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iPhone 5s outsells the Galaxy S4 to top the charts in October - read the full textThe 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...


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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-12 21:23 from Mmp3 - click to readboy oh boy. Mr.Anonymous..... You have a big problem. Please go back to school and correct your maths please Mr.Anonymous.......

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  • 2013-12-13 08:33
  • rvG7

> In reply to beCool @ 2013-12-13 05:57 from Mmp3 - click to readThat's the worst argument I've seen in a while.

Consumers want:

- simplicity
- elegance & style
- something that just works out of the box

That's iPhone.

Everything else is secondary.

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  • 2013-12-13 08:30
  • KxBJ

> In reply to Ghe @ 2013-12-13 05:41 from vpd} - click to readHell No. Timing is not that important, if people wants to buy a phone they'll buy it regardless which was launched first or late. I can see you're samsung fan admit that iphone is the best in world. This is my mantra on behalf of iPhone that IPHONE IS INVINCIBLE.

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  • 2013-12-13 08:29
  • f0bw

The month of October is when the iPhone 5s was freshly released lol so it's logical to outsell its rival, same thing happens after a new galaxy is released, it's just marketing fluctuation.

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  • 2013-12-13 08:25
  • 3iJC

As a business we now only use the Z30 Blackberry. We are not interested in playing games all day or looking for useless apps. It probably has the best sound of any mobile phone out there, perhaps the best reception with their new aerial system and probably the most secure os as well. The apps we want we can get. Dont know what all the fuss is about for the iPhone and the S4 which we did look at but rejected them for our business. Ok I concede the S4 was impressive but Android is just not sufficiently secure for business.

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  • 2013-12-13 08:17
  • sSV4

Apple FTW....

shamesung epic fail

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  • 2013-12-13 08:15
  • P@S1

congrats apple, but motorola will be the future of cellphones....made in the USA!!!!

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  • 2013-12-13 06:48
  • j583

> In reply to Joey @ 2013-12-13 02:15 from ijWy - click to read"The reason iphone is the market leader is that it delivers what most consumers want.." blah

(NOT market leader anymore)

Let's see:
1)Did you ask for Siri, before Apple to give it to you
2)Did you ask for (exactly) 4" display, before Apple to give it to you?
3)Did you ask for fingerprint scanner, before Apple to give it to you?
4)Did you ask for "flat design" on iOS , before Apple to give it to you?
5)Did you ask for settings menu on iOS , before Apple to give it to you?
6)Did you ask for plastic iphone , before Apple to give it to you?

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  • 2013-12-13 05:57
  • Mmp3

> In reply to Ghe @ 2013-12-13 05:41 from vpd} - click to readexactly!!!!

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  • 2013-12-13 05:47
  • KSux

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-12-13 00:56 from p771 - click to readLOL
Try to search about some Samsung phone on this link.
By the way ip5 is not on sale anymore.

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  • 2013-12-13 05:44
  • Mmp3

this is expected bec galaxy s4 have been "sold out" previous months ago. if iphone 5s was launched simultaneous with galaxy s4, iphoe 5s would be eating dust...

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  • 2013-12-13 05:41
  • vpd}

> In reply to Joey @ 2013-12-13 02:15 from ijWy - click to read"The reason iphone is the market leader is ...."

OMG. Why should I continue to read , when you start with lie?

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  • 2013-12-13 05:31
  • Mmp3

I didnt know a lot of teenagers read GSMArena.
Just because something sells and it popular, doesn't make it the "best", ie: Justin Bieber.

People use their own phone ans OS that suits them. iOS is a good software that is extremely user friendly.

There are those who want more out of their phone, use Android (I didn't say Samsung, LG, or Sony). Yes there are many different manufactures that meet a buyer's requirements with different size phones, processors, body types, and camera. The option is there instead of stuck to only one series every year.

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  • 2013-12-13 05:24
  • qFFg

bye bye samsung s4 eat my dust...lols lets wait for iphone6 and samsung s5....part 2

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  • 2013-12-13 05:10
  • Iabe

Apple is well prepared for the td4g in china which has been anounced long ago. Others seem quite reluctant to do so.

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  • 2013-12-13 04:55
  • vVxi

LOL@some people here belittling the iPhone for its specs. The iPhone 5s is the smartphone which has the most powerful chipset right now.

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  • 2013-12-13 04:53
  • n{Q9

Vow nice to know I phone tops the chart but we have to wait and watch there are many new comers to shake the market

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  • 2013-12-13 04:34
  • KSuJ

Congrats Apple! !!!

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  • 2013-12-13 04:12
  • U$4j

If you were able to penetrate China and make it need not worry worldwide sales.

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  • 2013-12-13 03:56
  • UD%n

> In reply to Duel @ 2013-12-13 00:56 from p771 - click to readStill the fanboy I see. I can see AGAIN in need to bring you back to earth and reality. Fact is the S4 has been on the market about 1/2 the amount of time the i5 has been. (S4 released 04/2013 and i5 released 09/2012)

Also, and as usual, you provide stats that are unofficial. Why not just start your own website "Joe's Smartphone Statistics" and publish your own numbers?

As you know, Apple doesn't release how many phones of each model they sell.

But hey, if it makes you feel better about your iphone, go with it.

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  • 2013-12-13 03:16
  • GT6G

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