Samsung ships twice as many smartphones as Apple in Q3

By Jos
Oct 26, 2012
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  1. Samsung continued to lead the smartphone market in the third quarter of 2012, with an estimated 56.3 million devices shipped worldwide according to IDC. That's a massive 31.3% share of the 179.7 million units shipped during the quarter, up from...

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  2. The winner is the "others" in all categories.
  3. 'others' being Chinese knockoffs?
  4. ghasmanjr

    ghasmanjr TS Booster Posts: 363   +86

    These number don't accurately reflect Apple though. iSheep were waiting for the iPhone 5 to come out before they purchased another Apple phone. The iPhone 5 was released with less than a week left in Quarter 3. I'd be more interested to see the sales of the Galaxy S3 and the Note 2 vs the iPhone 5 now that its prime competition has released their "updated" phone.
  5. ShadowDeath

    ShadowDeath TS Enthusiast Posts: 70   +6

    True but I think now that Samsung won't be supplying Apple's parts anymore they can run full throttle.
  6. PinothyJ

    PinothyJ TS Guru Posts: 437   +17

    There are more companies with a smaller slice of the pie than the big companies have to themselves...
  7. Hate these attempts at a story. The only company reporting any numbers that mean anything directly is Apple – they report sales to people that actually use the phone...not 'shipments'.

    Samsung and all the others report 'shipments'. That means that if a phone went to a warehouse and will never be in the hands of a user, it is reported. Never do you see the number of returned, unopened boxes of phones. This approach is nothing more than channel stuffing to artificially inflate the perception.

    I don't doubt that Samsung sells a lot of phones worldwide. However, in my travels, I see far more iPhones actually in use than I do Samsung phones. These types of articles are just click-bait for the fans for each of the contending companies and has no real world use.
  8. Mamoon69

    Mamoon69 TS Rookie Posts: 18

    For me, I see far more Samsung smartphones -among others- than iPhones. It is not what you see or what I see but rather what unbiased statistics say.
  9. Darth Shiv

    Darth Shiv TS Evangelist Posts: 1,410   +300

    Fortunately Samsung is in the business of shipping modern tech and storing it in warehouses around the world to pad these statistics.

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