“Samsung Electronics co-CEO Shin Jong-kyun told reporters at an industry forum in Seoul that he is confident shipments of the Galaxy S4 will top 10 million next week — four weeks after the device went on sale in 60 countries, including Korea, China, India and the U.S.,” Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.
“‘That would make the mobile device the fastest-selling selling smartphone in Samsung’s history,’ the Korea Times reported — a line echoed in the U.S. press,” P.E.D. writes. “That kind of coverage must drive Tim Cook crazy.”
P.E.D. writes, “Because when Apple reported last September that it sold 5 million iPhone 5 units in three days, analysts expressed ‘disappointment.'”
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MacDailyNews Take: Double standard.
BTW: Shipments to carriers ≠ sales to end users.
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