In a new episode of the neverending rivalry between Samsung and Apple, latest reports show that Apple's iPhone 5 was sold twice as fast than the Samsung's Galaxy S4, selling 20 million in less than a month after release. Brian Marshall, who is a ISI Group analyst says that:
“over the first 25 days of iPhone 5 availability, Apple shipped 805,000 units per day. In contrast, Samsung shipped less than half of that — about 333,000 Galaxy S4 units — per day.”
Even though Samsung's number, 20 million in the first two months, is a pretty remarkable achievement, it was shadowed by the fact that the media has continuously emphasized that the sales are far less important than expected.
Apple insiders, on the other hand, have reported that the iPhone 5 has sold 5 million handsets in just the two days of opening, topping the iPhone 4 and 4S.
A few days ago, in the UK sales, reporters show that the iPhone 5 is the most known and wanted smartphone, above the Galaxy S4, which barely tries to top the previous Galaxy, the Galaxy S3.
Expert Ernest Doku stated that:
“Samsung really caught lightning in a bottle with the Galaxy S3, delivering an affordable and appealing iPhone alternative at the perfect moment. The Galaxy S4 has so far failed to grab the attention of smartphone fans in quite the same way. The fact the S4 is tracking below analysts’ expectations could explain why the South Korean giant has brought the launches of its Galaxy S4 Zoom, S4 Active and S4 Mini to the fore - a trio of smartphones targeting specific sectors of the market with a laser-like focus.”