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iPhone 5s become best selling handset across all US carriers

13 December, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
iPhone 5s become best selling handset across all US carriers - read the full textWe have already seen the iPhone 5s blazing the global sales charts, thanks to a strong showing in China. But the phone is doing even better back in Apple's home country, securing the top spot across all major US carriers. According to Canaccord Genuity analyst T. Michael Walkley, the iPhone...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-14 20:45 from 3Yiv - click to readWow...you really showed them....

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  • 2013-12-15 11:14
  • 4QSR

Notice how iPhones are best sellers when it comes to carriers only? Because iPhone is freakin expensive off contract and if I'm on a contract why the hell would I get the phone I want, I mean why not get an iPhone 5s and then sell it on Ebay and buy an off contract unlocked phone and use my sim and after that i still have my change and I get a chance to take my girlfriend on a dinner its a win-win situation :)

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  • 2013-12-14 19:43
  • thHn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-14 00:01 from PIW1 - click to readexactly the OEM's built their chips based on ARM blueprint but that does not mean that ARM produced the chip itself does it ? Basing the architecture on the blueprint to make it fully compatible is another thing and designing your own chip with different functionality home-made built is another thing

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  • 2013-12-14 17:18
  • TmCa

> In reply to MindOverMatter @ 2013-12-14 03:06 from 070S - click to read"productive" - watching videos on youtube and calling people.

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  • 2013-12-14 17:14
  • TmCa

> In reply to Shootergod @ 2013-12-14 05:12 from YPbd - click to readI'm Australian, and let me tell you that iPhone has always been the most popular smartphone until the S4. S4 penetration has significantly increased, but still, the most active internet users are to this day iPhone users. It doesn't even matter, because the S4 is a very capable device, as it should be. The trend has changed where it's now "cool" to have an S4, not because it's great tech, just because everyone's had an iPhone for years and people want something different now.

Amongst my friends, I know 3 people who are switching back to iPhone because it's more user friendly.

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  • 2013-12-14 16:33
  • ITEi

> In reply to harlekkin @ 2013-12-14 01:48 from ITEi - click to readStill better than iphone to have SD Card option as it made us to have practically unlimited storage. And technology has developed a lot and SD Card have faster data transfer. At least not like iphone to depend totally on itunes.

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  • 2013-12-14 11:10
  • PAXm

> In reply to harlekkin @ 2013-12-14 01:48 from ITEi - click to readUh..that was long time ago,technology evolves, class 10 SD card has been around with massive speed for smartphones,tablets,professional cameras etc and transfer rate is 30/40MB per second so it is even arguably better than iphone's internal memory card transfer rate. Hope it helps you and not to mention 32GB $49 bucks and my 32GB Note 10.1 2014 can become 26GB for apps and games and 31GB for images,videoes,screenshots,music etc, and no issues with slow reading or whatsoever. Cheers!
I know iphones will sell good in US as it is their ground and in China as people assumed it as luxury good and newer than S4(since it comes out 6 month later and 7 months for China).Moreover,they assumed phone as their status for no reason, I know people from China 4 out of 10 use iphones. But other than this 2 like in other countries I've been to Singapore,live in Australia nah not really. For generally, Samsung does better overall by offering more variants and offering from low-end,mid-range and high-ends to get every customers as possible.That is where iphone weaknesses there,they can't go cheap and iphone5C failure is a living testimonial.Anyway,both companies are in the world most valuable company so,not to mention both are pretty good,not heading to fans wars though.Cheers!

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  • 2013-12-14 05:12
  • YPbd

> In reply to MindOverMatter @ 2013-12-14 03:06 from 070S - click to readRight, it's nothing but old people lining up to buy cellphones. Samsung should learn to market to old people then, because I've never seen anyone with a Note.

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  • 2013-12-14 04:59
  • RvAY

> In reply to gwaps @ 2013-12-13 09:15 from Ianq - click to readAnd iphone 5s is way inferior than Note 3 beast. ;)

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  • 2013-12-14 04:16
  • 8xsQ

Lol funny i have yet to see anyone with an iPhone 5S...At least in my age range, i guess a lot of old people get iphones now? Oh well i'll go do something productive in my Note 3 now

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  • 2013-12-14 03:06
  • 070S

i don't care if it is the best selling phone. iOS is not for me. like to have more control

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  • 2013-12-14 02:20
  • NtXj

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-13 18:57 from dQeu - click to readYou can't do that with a lot of phones these days, take the Nexus 5 or Optimus G. I think the reasons for that are more quality related than anything else.

With my phones that supported SD cards in the past, performance is severely affected when a large SD card is inserted and media is accessed. That's just my theory though.

Apple specifically don't include anything in their phones that they don't directly have control over, or that is optional to the user. In a way, this limits the functionality of the device at times, but provides a clean and straight-forward user experience, limits breaking points and subsequent complaints.

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  • 2013-12-14 01:48
  • ITEi

> In reply to jt @ 2013-12-13 23:20 from 0a@r - click to readTotally agree. A very objective comment, well done. Doesn't happen often around here.

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  • 2013-12-14 01:41
  • ITEi

It's the mediocrity of the masses, like the best selling car is the Ford pickup truck.

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  • 2013-12-14 00:56
  • 07F1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-13 14:01 from TmCa - click to readARM develope and license the architecture

its not simple thing to do otherwise no company in this world going to pay for the license instead of develop the architecture themselves

ARM sell the blueprint,samsung and other SOC manufacturer build it,its like the architect(who design) and construction worker(who build it).

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  • 2013-12-14 00:01
  • PIW1

> In reply to DavidR @ 2013-12-13 20:59 from 07F1 - click to readMost over 50s I see here use oversized Androids, because they can't see the smaller screens.

Keep the stupid comments coming...

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  • 2013-12-13 23:52
  • THhC

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-12-13 15:54 from Mmp3 - click to readThe reason more people are buying apple iPhones here in the U.S., is because their customer service is right here. If your iPhone ever breaks or has problems of any kind, you can walk straight into an apple store here and have it fixed quickly. I've had Nokia, Samsung and LG phones before. If I had a problem with the phone, I would have to send it in and wait at least a week or longer. I'm an android user. LG optimus Vu. LG still hasn't upgraded to jelly bean yet on this model.

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  • 2013-12-13 23:20
  • 0a@r

As I see this the best result achived iPhone 5C. This plastic made overpriced model with TEEN color sheme is manage to push out all major flagships from Nokia, Motorola, Sony, HTC (and also LG, BlackBerry, Nexus line etc).

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  • 2013-12-13 22:25
  • LH6@

It's because iphone has the market locked up for old people that are technologically clueless.

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  • 2013-12-13 20:59
  • 07F1

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