Will stick with the 2G Samsung Sunburst until the smartphone market shakes out.
It's often not point out that they nearly doubled the pre-order period....
2014: announced on 9th and pre orders were from 12th and the release was on the 19th. 2015: announced on 9th and pre orders were from 12th and the release was on the 25th.
Adding the first 3 days of sales
2014: 11m sales in 10 days or 1.1m sales a day
2015: 13m sales in 19 days or 0.68m sales a day
Considering 2015 figures included the largest untapped market in the world (China) and 2014 figures do not, as they did not sell there at the time, I would argue that Apple has experienced a significant drop in initial daily sales even with the Chinese market included.
Anonymous, 29 Sep 2015Cant wait till it comes to INDIA I will buy the Gold 128 GB 6S.i want 6s plus 64 GB only :-)
Love all the comments - always my favourite part of every article!
I honestly cannot say I'm attached to any brand or OS, but I do expect decent progress over past products and competition. As a previous iPhone user (iPhone 4 - it was truly a great phone!) I was less than enamoured with the iPhone 5 offering so I made the switch to Samsung (S4). I actually still have it and use it for personal and business. The size of the phone, particularly screen-to-body ratio, camera, customisation and folder options (emails and multiple attachments are particularly frustrating on iOS) has made this phone the perfect next step up AND I could expand the memory and change batteries. I was eagerly awaiting the iPhone 6 but feel they could have done so much more (massive bezels-MASSIVE!, small average screen, ok camera, poor battery...no file system, 16gb - you cannot be serious), then the S6...no expandable storage or replacement battery (you only had to offer base 64gb with a Sony-like battery life and we might have forgiven these omissions). So where to from here...Windows? Ha-ha, I still can't go there. I'll keep the Samy but eagerly looking forward to phone offerings in 2016 - here's hoping!
Even 15M would mean stagnation, comparing the last year 10M, having China in opening week this year and considering China holds almost a third of iPhone sales.
Selling 13M is technically a record, but a record that shows slowdown of iPhone sales.
Apple has again delivered like they do year after year. It's their optimization and regular updates that attract new users and keep the old ones happy. Only weak point is the miserable battery but then most Androids suffer from the same problem.
It's Androids fragmentation and lack of updates that will eventually chase customers away. Already I've seen many disgruntled users being left out of updates.
tapah, 29 Sep 2015the fandroids jealously level now reaching "extreme level".WARNING,just be carefull because th... moreIt never surprised me. As always. They keep an eye on apple. Where the apple fans just never look anything because they know they are in the right path.
the fandroids jealously level now reaching "extreme level".WARNING,just be carefull because they are ready to kill everything in front of them even its a cat,dog or rabbit and ready to throwing flame to every house near of them.
Anonymous, 28 Sep 2015They only beat sales records because they slightly increase the number of phones available at ... moreWhy would Apple "throttle" their production capacity? Makes no sense. Considering the high demand, there is no logical reasoning for Apple to stop sales by inhibiting their production.
Apple simply couldn't ship the iPhones fast enough.
eheh, 29 Sep 2015you are one of those example how narrow minded and blinded samsung users are.. cant even se... moreThat's why I'm telling you to tell me. Is it some kind of secret? Why are you not telling me about it Wafter bragging about how good it is?
apple always have something in their mind. some of the countries is doubtfully thought as loyal user that Indonesia. how come>Indonesia never been on the list. but it's oke. our positive thinking says that INdonesia will get the latest product
i can't say a word. i use iphone because the phone often attracts people in mall to stare.whatever we wanna say that iphone is suck and expensive, we can't resist to have one.
optimus-, 29 Sep 2015Yep, fish market is always crowded!Call it what you like, bottom line is, Apple speaks, the world pays attention. And we now on 180 Comments, comon droidboys 20 more, you can do it! Keep em insults coming! Show how much you care lol
well if you are stuck in the apple ecosystem its so hard to get out. The moneylender never lets you leave unless you pay him.