iPhone 5s Launch Performance Compared To Other iPhones And Samsung [Chart]

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Apple sold 3 million iPhone 5s and 5c units everyday for the past three days this weekend for the most successful smartphone launch in history. Not only did Apple completely dominate its old sales numbers set by the iPhone 5, but based on this handy chart that Horace Dediu whipped up, Samsung has never even come close to any of the iPhone’s launch day performances.

Sure the Galaxy S 4 comes close to the iPhone 3G and 3GS sales numbers, but that was over five years ago. Looks like Samsung still has a lot of catching up to to do, and if early morning trading on AAPL shares is any indication, Wall Street agrees.

  • Gregor_WA

    Isnt that a bit misleading since you are comparing two models of phones(5s & 5c) against other releases of only a single device?

  • xphyle

    Why is the number “impressive”? Let’s see…this is the first time EVER that an iPhone..make that TWO different iPhones models are available AT LAUNCH IN CHINA. Without this factor, it’s no doubt that the number will be a lot smaller since you know..they have like over a Billion people living in China where Android/Samsung are still wayyyy ahead of Apple in terms of sales. This is why Apple refuses to break down the sales figures. It’s what Apple does best…accentuates the positives and hide the negatives and the Apple sheeps…err fanbois go crazy because Apple can do NO wrong. They need to get their heads out of the sand and really look at things objectively and see why Apple world wide market share is actually shrinking! Apple releases this report without going into details for the purpose of boosting its stocks price which was actually declined on the launch date of the new iPhones.

  • khunsa24

    Why is the number “impressive”? Let’s see…this is the first time EVER that an iPhone..make that TWO different iPhones models are available AT LAUNCH IN CHINA. Without this factor, it’s no doubt that the number will be a lot smaller since you know..they have like over a Billion people living in China where Android/Samsung are still wayyyy ahead of Apple in terms of sales. This is why Apple refuses to break down the sales figures. It’s what Apple does best…accentuates the positives and hide the negatives and the Apple sheeps…err fanbois go crazy because Apple can do NO wrong. They need to get their heads out of the sand and really look at things objectively and see why Apple world wide market share is actually shrinking! Apple releases this report without going into details for the purpose of boosting its stocks price which was actually declined on the launch date of the new iPhones.

    Lol. I get that your very upset that apple has sold more than samsung. But remember. All companies 99% of the time try and make their sales as attractive as possible. It’s business…. And samsung only report how many units they’ve SHIPPED. Not actual sales. Apple 1 : You 0. :D

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