“On Friday Patently Apple reported that Apple fans in South Korea enthusiastically Lined up to get their hands on the new ‘Non Exploding’ iPhone 7,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“So how did that translate into sales?” Purcher reports. “According to a new South Korean report today, Friday alone rang in sales of more than 100,000 units of the iPhone 7 and the iPhone 7 Plus combined with more than 300,000 units of iPhone 7 that were also pre-ordered. Selling well over 400,000 iPhone 7s in its first week is nothing shy of stunning.”

“Lee Byung-tae, a professor at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology’s College of Business noted for the report that it is difficult to estimate how many Note7 owners have opted for the iPhone 7,” Purcher reports. “But those that have switched are probably lost to Samsung once someone has switched away from Android.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: This particular schadenfreude is very sweet indeed!

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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]