Sources: Reuters, Financial Times, UBS [iPhone 4S sales prediction]
quote: rated down for fact? LOLOLOLOL
quote: As for being a fan boy, well I don't really care what is better but I am irked by over-excited chimps bouncing around the place and pretty much trolling using misinformation as fact.
quote: *Statistics based on sample of 5,377 UK mobile phones sold online across major UK retailers and networks in November 2011.
quote: High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut & paste the article. See our Ts&Cs and Copyright Policy for more detail. Email email@example.com to buy additional rights. http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/822aec78-27ed-11e1-a4c4-... In total, five versions of Apple’s iPhone were in the top 15 handsets sold in the first week of December, accounting for more than 37 per cent of sales, according to the most recent data from GfK.
quote: Hence the reason Samsung comes off so well and the iPhone 4 is outselling the 4S which is far from reality and only the 16Gb models seem to feature.
quote: BNP Paribas and Korea Investment & Securities offer the most bullish estimate of the analysts, predicting that Samsung will report sales of 170 million smartphones for the year. If Samsung indeed reports such a dominant result it may blow through next year's target of 150 million units. The consensus is that Samsung likely moved 35 million smartphones, at least, over the last quarter, maintaining its global lead. The most bullish Apple predictor among the major analysts currently is Maynard Um investment bank UBS AG (UBS). UBS predicts 30 million iPhone 4S were sold in Oct.-Dec. 2011. That would bring Apple's total yearly iPhone sales to 86.06 million units (a mixture of iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S units).
quote: If both companies met their most optimistic targets, that would mean Samsung would have outsold Apple almost 2-smartphones-to-1 globally, for the year.