iPhone 6, pre-orders in Korea exceed those of Galaxy Note 4

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Boom in Apple iPhone pre-orders in Korea, home of Samsung, where pre-sales of the iPhone 6 have surpassed those for the Galaxy Note 4 phablet.

In South Korea, the homeland of Samsung, pre-sales of Apple's iPhone 6 have exceeded 100,000, according to what the Wall Street Journal reports. Apple's new iPhone 6 would therefore be doing better than the Galaxy Note 4 launched last month by Samsung, which however still has 63 percent of the market in its country of origin.

According to the data reported by the WSJ, in just a few hours from the opening of pre-orders for the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus the number of these would have jumped to 100 thousand units, compared to the 30 thousand reported by Samsung for the Note in the same period of time.

Starting on Friday 24 October by the country's three mobile operators, pre-sales of the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus numbered in the tens of thousands in less than an hour. Among the three South Korean carriers, KT Corp said it garnered 10,000 pre-orders in a single minute for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus combined, then topped 50,000 pre-orders in 30 minutes. LG Uplus said it recorded 20,000 pre-orders in 20 minutes. SK Telecom, South Korea's largest mobile operator, declined to reveal specific numbers, but told the Times that the first two batches of iPhone 6s have been sold out.

The new iPhones could allow Apple to increase its market share at Samsung, currently at 6 percent for a fourth position, well behind Samsung with its share at 63 percent, according to the latest data released by Counterpoint Research .

Published: 2014-10-27From: Redazione

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