Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 28th Oct 2011 14:49 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless Remember when Apple surpassed Nokia to become the world's best-selling smartphone manufacturer? Well, Apple only had one quarter to enjoy this title, since Samsung just soared past them by quadrupling its smartphone shipments, making Samsung the largest smartphone manufacturer in the world. Update: As was noted in the comments, Apple also uses shipments - they just call them sales. Straight from their SEC filing.
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RE: Click bait...
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 28th Oct 2011 15:27 UTC in reply to "Click bait..."
Thom_Holwerda
Member since:
2005-06-29

Uh, how is it clickbait when it's a 100% reflection of the truth?

I confus ;) .

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RE[2]: Click bait...
by bloodline on Fri 28th Oct 2011 15:33 in reply to "RE: Click bait..."
bloodline Member since:
2008-07-28

Uh, how is it clickbait when it's a 100% reflection of the truth?

I confus ;) .


The article makes it clear that while Samsung shipped the most, we have no reall idea how many were actually sold, I also note that the shipping figures haven't home from Samsung but actually have been extrapolated... I will have to dig around to find out where I read that, appologies (for not listing my source here).

But, in seriousness, good article!

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RE[3]: Click bait...
by MOS6510 on Fri 28th Oct 2011 18:02 in reply to "RE[2]: Click bait..."
MOS6510 Member since:
2011-05-12

Also a lot of people were waiting for the iPhone 4S, which seems to be selling well.

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RE[3]: Click bait...
by JAlexoid on Sat 29th Oct 2011 13:31 in reply to "RE[2]: Click bait..."
JAlexoid Member since:
2009-05-19

Do you know how accounting works?
A sale for Samsung is when they fulfil an order and a payment is due(a.k.a shipped)*. Same goes for all other companies, including Apple. Who actually buys the device has no effect on counting the revenue.


* - With the exception of intra-company shipments.

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RE[2]: Click bait...
by Luminair on Fri 28th Oct 2011 18:44 in reply to "RE: Click bait..."
Luminair Member since:
2007-03-30

it is clickbait all over the internet.

samsung sold more during the 3 months everyone was waiting for the yearly iphone announcement. uhhhh not so useful information about the big picture.

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RE[3]: Click bait...
by Thom_Holwerda on Fri 28th Oct 2011 18:46 in reply to "RE[2]: Click bait..."
Thom_Holwerda Member since:
2005-06-29

it is clickbait all over the internet.

samsung sold more during the 3 months everyone was waiting for the yearly iphone announcement. uhhhh not so useful information about the big picture.


So, you're saying Samsung quadrupled its shipments because the whole wide world was waiting for the 4S? That doesn't make sense. All those people who bought a Samsung smartphone the past quarter aren't going to buy a 4S.

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RE[2]: Click bait...
by ezylstra on Tue 1st Nov 2011 04:11 in reply to "RE: Click bait..."
ezylstra Member since:
2010-07-16

Shipments != Sales

unless every phone you ships has sold, and there are lines outside the stores each morning. Every phone Apple can make sells in hours. Stuffing a channel with inventory that won't sell for weeks is another thing.

Argument is fine. Disagreement is OK. Calling one thing the same as another when it isn't is just click bait.

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