“Android fan blogs, led by The Verge, shouted to their audiences this week that Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S7 managed to surpass sales of Apple’s iPhone 6s, based on a Kantar survey of U.S. buyers,” Daniel Eran Dilger writes for AppleInsider. “The story illuminates some interesting contradictions and exposes other misleading narratives about the smartphone market.”
“This year, Samsung’s premium Galaxy S7 sales have indeed performed better, relative to the last two years of slump,” Dilger writes. “However, the company’s performance is nowhere near Apple’s and only in line with the Galaxy S4 —a phone that was outsold by iPhone 5.”
“Last year, Apple sold 61.2 million iPhones in Q2; this year sales reached ‘only’ 51.2 million,” Dilger writes. “Samsung’s premium Galaxy S7 — despite a big 25 percent year-over-year jump — still only reached 10 million”
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MacDailyNews Take: Of course, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 is not outselling Apple’s iPhone 6s.