While the iPhone 5 got mixed reactions, it still got 20 times the number of pre-orders than the iPhone 4S, so it’s going to sell up a storm, beating Apple’s other gadgets and maybe even its nemesis the Samsung Galaxy S3.
Samsung Galaxy S3 vs iPhone 5: sales predictions
Android’s market share is still bigger than Apple’s, but Cupertino is catching up rapidly. Around a quarter of mobile owners have a Samsung phone, compared to the 16% with an iPhone. The recent legal action plus the iPhone 5 might change this.
Apple is working hard to get some Samsung phones banned in the US, including the Samsung Galaxy S3, the company’s flagship. PhoneReviews (PR) says that an Apple analyst claimed that the iPhone 5 would represent history’s biggest electronic device upgrade.
Apple’s labouring to get some of Samsung’s phones, including the Samsung Galaxy S3, banned from US shelves. The iPhone 5 has been arriving into people’s lives for 48 hours now, and it’s though that it’ll sell between six and 10 million units before the month is out. This number will break records, as long as the supply can keep up. If you look to the entire September quarter, this may mean sales of up to 28 million. Sounds like a lot, but don’t forget that there are masses of pre-orders and the big three US networks are selling the iPhone 5. Apple hopes to sell 10 million units in the first week just to break Samsung’s record of nine million pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy S3.
As we all know, the iPhone always sells better than any other smartphone, whether it match up on specs sheets with the big boys or not. Most analysts reckon that the end of the fiscal year will see sales of more than 200 million iPhone 5 units, clearly surpassing what Samsung predicts for its Samsung Galaxy S3 sales.