As of the fourth quarter of 2014, Chinese mobile phone users totaled around 1.29 billion and combined user adoption of 3G and 4G reached nearly 47%. Sales volume of smartphones in China arrived at 104.2 million units in the same quarter
Apple Q4 2014 sold 74,5M units and Samsung sold 74,5M units
Apple Q1 2015 sold 60,2M units, down from previous Q -20%
Smsng Q1 2015 sold 81,1M units, up from previous Q +8,8%
Still somehow most guys want to see these numbers great for Apple, I guess math is not for the fanboys
Samdung may have sold more phones in Q1 however of those sales how many of the Galaxy S6's were returned due to battery and performance issues?
[deleted post]This news has nothing positive for google or samsung, both marketshare are going down while iOS going up
supersonic, 29 May 2015Smartphone market is maturing and hence the shares will stabilise. Apple has regained marketsh... more"what will attract buyers to buy apple craps at high prices."
Just like before, great overall experience. That's getting better every year and ecosystem growing and you many Apple devices working together better and better.
Soon there's homekit, new Apple TV, just released Apple watch etc.
Apple doesn't need to worry how can they sell the devices, devices sell themself nowdays. Apple have done so many great choices about their devices and ecosystem, so they don't need to worry.
Android OEMs in other hand, they are in big problem.
Harmonica, 29 May 2015Anothes specs obsessed samedung fan !!!Yeah they have their octacore and 3GB of ram which they need just to make their Shamsung phone powered by Lagdroid run. And even then it'll lag and crash in just a few months.
supersonic, 29 May 2015Smartphone market is maturing and hence the shares will stabilise. Apple has regained marketsh... moreDuring 2014 Apple in China was losing market share evrrybody was overtaking Apple which was push down to 5Th
Apple then released the iPhone6 and the Apple hype began, I watched 3 reviewers on release of the iphone6 all harped on on the iPhone6 being better NOT one mentioned the specs had NOT changed eg better camera
I was surprised that the iPhone6 has done as well as it has ESPECIALLY IN CHINA when all it is the 2012 iPhone5 with a LARGER DISPLAY adding the NON phone related Apple pay see for yourself http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=4910&idPhone2=6378
Samsung have with the S6 shown Apple how to make an iPhone as the S6 is NOT a Samsung "flagship" NO memory expansion NO removable batter, so Samsung purist (eg ME) won't buy it
What I do like is that Apple in OCTOBER 2015 have to respond http://www.gsmarena.com/compare.php3?idPhone1=7079&idPhone2=6378
Since 2011 iPhone4s Apple have kept eg 8Mp camera
Anyone who thinks the next iPhone specs come will even come to the close S6 is dreaming
Not apple, rather samsung is more likely to loose its market share. Reason-- the apple fanboys will keep buying iPhone even if there is an incremental hardware or software boost. But for the android/samsung fans, the waves of Chinese manufacturers with low-priced phones, will continue to penetrate newer markets n lure more buyers. Eventually eating away samsung market share.
So it's not even a competition with iOS(they don't make entry & mid range phones).
They certainly don't make high end phones fruit freak.
Hope Apple is going to fall again in next quarter...
Srb, 29 May 2015I see Apple since 1998 only growing and samsung kind of falling and they are in everything (tv... moreLOL.
I love how 'you' can 'see' things.
The fortunate thing for us is your seeing is nowhere near to be the actual fact.
Saurav Ghosh, 29 May 2015Yes.
Fundamentally everyone will fall sooner or later, that's how Economy goes.
But if t... moreA company based in consumer products will not continually grow for 20 years.
Samsung is not based solely on consumer products but their consumer products branch will will stop eventually.
Apple has been up and down constantly, for example.
Even SONY was a juggernaut, now it's a "me too". It's a cycle.