Its not looking good for Samsung, after the failure of the Galaxy S5, new reports claim Apple’s iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are outselling the Galaxy Note on a 10-to-1 scale, a rather large deficit compared to last year’s iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C. Apple is estimating 60 to 80 million units will be sold by the end of the year, higher than almost all analyst projections before the launch. The huge hit in China, followed by other South-East Asian companies embracing Apple, has made huge inroads in new markets.
For Samsung, this is a dire time, considering some of these markets like South Korea are core to their high-end sales. Sales in normal markets like Europe and U.S. are going well for Apple too, with sales of up to 20 million in Europe and the North America. In China alone, Apple could see up to 30 million sales by the end of 2014. Chinese manufacturer Foxconn is reporting record revenue as well, mostly coming from the expansion of units for Apple’s iPhone line. Even though Samsung still holds a rather large lead against Apple in overall sales, the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will thin this gap by quite a lot. Currently, reports say Apple is around 30 million units off from Samsung’s 80 to 100 million units sales, quite remarkable considering how many smartphones Samsung announces in just one year.
The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus are the first Apple smartphones to really push the boundaries beyond half-an-inch and have went well with most audiences. The iPhone 6 Plus is more of a hit in Asia, where larger phones are commonplace – whereas the iPhone 6 is the most popular in Europe and North America. Apple still has problems reaching India and other developing markets in South America, but with the new prices for the iPhone 5S and iPhone 5C, we could see some big changes in the marketplace.
This is not just an issue for Samsung, but an issue for Android as a whole. Since Samsung controls a good percentage of the Android sales, if they start to fumble Apple could take a lead in mobile sales.