“Apple may sell up to 100 million iPhone 7s by the end of the year thanks to better-than-expected initial sales, likely a direct result of rival Samsung’s recall of the Galaxy Note 7, South Korean analysts say,” Cho Mu-Hyun reports for ZDNet.

“Korean component vendors for Apple expected a volume of 80 million to 85 million units, but this has jumped by between 17-25 percent to over 100 million by the end of the year, said IBK Investment & Securities analyst Lee Seung-woo,” Cho reports. “‘The order to stop using the Galaxy Note 7 and continuous incidents of them exploding in the US likely have leaned US consumers towards the iPhone,’ said Lee, in a note to clients. ‘It is indisputable that the Galaxy Note 7 incident has become a huge plus for Apple.'”

“Hi Investment & Securities analysts Song Eun-jeong said Apple will recover its top position in the high-premium smartphone market — phones that cost over $600 — thanks to the iPhone 7,” Cho reports. “US telcos are actively promoting the iPhone since the Note 7’s recall, another boon, Song said.”

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MacDailyNews Take: And once the great unwashed finally try a real iPhone, the phone which all others try and fail to emulate, it’s all over for Samsung.

As with the Mac, once you go iPhone, you never go back.

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