Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) wins again. A new report from Counterpoint Research shows the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5 outsold the Samsung Galaxy S4. Even with the supply shortages, the new iPhone 5S still reigns supreme. Fortunately, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) recently ramped up their production of the new phone and should continue to meet demands. While the iPhone 5S takes the lead, the iPhone 5 sits at second place. The Galaxy S4 isn’t far off at third place and the iPhone 5C takes fourth place.
Apple soars in China
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iPhones generally fare well throughout the world, but this year the company saw a huge increase in sales from the Chinese market. The market share soared from 3% in September to 12% in October. Earlier this month, there were talks of a potential deal between Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and China Mobile. CNET’s Steven Musil elaborated, “Apple was granted a government license to operate on China Mobile Ltd. (HKG:0941) (NYSE:CHL)’s network in August, and an Apple job posting in October sought an engineer with extensive knowledge of TD-SCDMA, the communications protocol used exclusively by China Mobile, leading many to believe an iPhone launch was imminent.”
It’s not surprising Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) takes the lead with their smartphones. The Cupertino-based tech giant revolutionized the phone market and it seems that every other tech company is clamoring to copy their bestselling product. Fortunately for the company, fans have spoken with their purchases and it’s evident everyone wants the iPhone.
Samsung remains relevant
As for Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. (LON:BC94) (KRX:005930), things aren’t looking all that bad for the South Korean tech giant. Samsung’s Galaxy Note III, Galaxy S III, and Galaxy S4 Mini take places 5, 6, and 7 respectively. Counterpoint elaborated, “Meanwhile, the Galaxy S4 sales saw a temporary uptick due to a price discount in some markets during October. However, with Galaxy Note III capturing the limelight, it has pushed Galaxy S4 towards the end of its ‘flagship lifecycle’. Galaxy S4 sales continued to lose its mojo after enjoying roughly 9 months of flagship lifecycle. Whereas, Galaxy Note III sales rose fast during the month as the phablet became the fifth bestseller only after 40 days of launch which is exceptional performance for a device perceived to be niche. Samsung’s products took about half of the top 10 list and the top 20 list as it exercised its marketing and distribution muscle to sell its broad and deep Galaxy smartphone portfolio.”