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Wow, you must make a lot of friends.
What led you to assume that lol?
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Quality > quantity.
so its +2 for Samsung now. Quality and quantity.

(I don't think that drop test needs to be posted again)
Edited by Benladesh - 10/28/11 at 2:34pm
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innovate a little more? Samsung doesn't innovate anything besides putting components together and some android UI, as they get everything else from Google and TI. Apple designs everything from their A4/A5 and software iOS, retina display.
False, false, false, false, false! How do you miss my entire post on how the A5 is a implementation of an ARM chip!
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What phone did apple release between july and september? none
What phones did samsung release between july and september? GSII comes to mind plus others...
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What phone did apple release between july and september? none
What phones did samsung release between july and september? GSII comes to mind plus others...
So what you're saying is that Apple shipped 17m "last gen" phones while Samsung shipped 27m, including new models? Scope plays a huge role in statistics.

I'll wait for Q4 numbers.
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Let's see... Samsung has more phones on more OS'es on more networks. Yeah, how this surprises anyone is beyond me. The fact that it took THIS long for Samsung to overtake the iPhone is more of a testament to the success that iPhone continues to enjoy. I am not saying that it is unfair that Samsung overtakes Apple in sales as it is a business path Apple chose and is definitely not a bad path either.
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To be honest I like Apples line up because of how simple it is. A Nice design/look with improved features each launch.
    
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All the Apple hatred continues to be hilarious.

These aren't particularly important numbers though, as a lot of posters have said. They're limited in scope, for one thing. Apple and Samsung have very different business models, and only some of their phones (ex: iPhone 4S vs Galaxy S2) are in direct competition with each other if, indeed, any of their phones are in competition with each other. More to the point, units sold isn't even the whole story. I suspect that Apple's gross margin on its mobile sales far exceeds Samsung's gross margin, which tells a very different story about their respective businesses.
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Quality > quantity.
Check out Apple's amazing quality.

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Check out Apple's amazing quality.

Because high priced electronics are designed to be dropped yes? Soft touch plastic also do not distribute shock better yes? The iPhone has glass plates on for the front and the back, held together by metallic bands. It doesn't take an idiot to know what will happen when you drop that. You also have to consider, most people who get a high priced smart phone also get cases and film protectors for them. This test was pointless and very far outside the scope of general consumer usage.
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