News coming out of South Korea today suggests that the Apple iPhone 6 and 6 plus pre-orders have overtaken those of the Galaxy Note 4 – could Apple be making a dent in Samsung’s home turf? The South Korean mobile providers started pre-order sales of the iPhone 6 models Friday and within an hour reported tens of thousands of sales.
The Wall Street Journal reports the numbers outpaced Galaxy Note 4 sales in September. Mobile provider KT Corp., reported 50,000 pre-orders in 30 minutes on Friday. SK Telecom Co. did not report its pre-order sales but did report that all of the devices they had were spoken for.
Analysts estimate total presale figures for the new iPhones have reached roughly 100,000 units, which tops an estimated 30,000 units for the Galaxy Note 4 over a similar time frame.
Samsung is undoubtedly the catalyst of the phablet market with the original Galaxy Note, and now that Apple is offering its iPhone 6 Plus the competition is back on. Although both operating systems are wildly different it seems, in South Korea’s case, that doesn’t seem to matter. It will be interesting to see how this continues to shake out for both Samsung and Apple. Both phones stand on their own merits but to see Apple outpacing Samsung in their own country says something. What do you think of these reports? Let us know in the comments or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.