WSJ: Pre-Orders For New iPhones Hits 100,000 Units, While The Galaxy Note 4 Tops 30,000 Units

According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, presale figures for the new iPhone in South Korea is approaching 100,000 Units, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is estimated to top 30,000 units over the same time period. This is significant given that this is Samsung’s home turf and the addition of the larger displays to the iPhone models are likely to increase its market share in the country.

“But with Apple piggybacking on Samsung’s large-screen strategy, there are concerns that Samsung will lose its only advantage, which has been its large screen sizes,” said Lee Seung-woo, an analyst with IBK Securities in Seoul.

The breakdown of pre-orders according to the WSJ is as follows:

  • KT Corp., the first telecom company to introduce the iPhone to the Korean market, said the iPhone 6 and the iPhone 6 Plus models together racked up 10,000 orders in one minute, and in thirty minutes topped 50,000 orders.
  • LG Uplus Corp., which is selling the iPhone for the first time, said it received 20,000 orders for the new iPhones within 20 minutes.
  • South Korea’s largest mobile carrier, SK Telecom Co., declined to comment on specific figures, but confirmed that the first and second batch of presale orders for the new iPhones have been fully booked. The carrier opened up its third round this morning.

KT Corp. and LG Uplus are also taking further presale orders. The iPhones will be made available on store shelves and for customers from Oct. 31, the report said.


Posted by | Posted at October 27, 2014 21:38 |
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