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Samsung Galaxy S III Steals iPhone's Crown
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11/8/2012 | 8:41:22 PM
re: Samsung Galaxy S III Steals iPhone's Crown
"Galaxy S3 Steals iPhone's Crown!" makes for a good headline, but doesn't really mean anything. The Galaxy S3 outsold the iPhone 4S during the quarter - a quarter in which Apple switched out their flagship phone, so to compare just one of those phones to a competitor's is disingenuous. To be comparable, they should have counted the number of iPhone 4S's sold up until the 5 was released, and then count the number of 5s sold for the rest of the quarter. It can be assumed Apple didn't sell a lot of 4S's after the iPhone 5 was released, so using the actual flagship-to-flagship phone comparison, Samsung sold 18m Galaxy S3s, compared to Apple's 22.2m iPhone 4S and 5's. And this, during a quarter when the Galaxy S3 was brand new, and the the iPhone 4S was 9 months old at the start of the quarter. Even mainstream media was talking about the iPhone 5 being released any day, so a lot of would-be iPhone customers held off. See what next quarter looks like, when the iPhone 5 gets a full quarter as Apple's flagship phone, and the Galaxy S3 is getting old. This is just sensationalizing a fluke of a statistic.


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