Apple and Samsung US sales figures unearthed in court documentsBy Shawn Knight
More news continues to flow from the Apple vs. Samsung trial as Cupertino seeks a $2.5 billion judgment against the Korean tech giant over claims that they copied the design of the iPhone and iPad when developing some of their products. The latest bit of legal documentation reveals exactly how many phones and tablets each company has sold in the US in recent years.
From June 2010 through June 2012, Samsung sold a total of 21.25 million phones in the US, generating roughly $7.5 billion in revenue. Surprisingly enough, it wasn't the Galaxy S II or any variant of it that was their top seller. Instead, the admittedly low-end Galaxy Prevail on Boost Mobile held the number one spot with 2.25 million units sold. If you combine all of the Galaxy S II variants into a single category, then 4.1 million handsets were sold over the two year time period.
Financially speaking, the Epic 4G was the biggest revenue earner for Samsung, bringing in $855 million. With regards to tablets, Samsung only sold 1.4 million Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 products, producing $644 million in revenue.
In the same time period, Apple sold 85 million iPhones in the US worth $50 billion in revenue although it's worth pointing out that Cupertino grouped all models of the iPhone into a single category (they did the same for the iPad as well). Since its launch in 2010, Apple has moved 34 million iPads, generating $19 billion in revenue in the process. Surprisingly enough, the iPod business is still holding strong with 46 million iPod Touch devices sold for a revenue of $10.3 billion.