Pre-Orders for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Top 100,000 in South Korea, Outpace Samsung Galaxy Note 4 [Updated]

Pre-order estimates for Apple's iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in South Korea have topped 100,000 in South Korea and have outpaced pre-orders made for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 last month, reports The Wall Street Journal.

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Pre-orders for both devices began last Friday for the country's three biggest mobile carriers including SK Telecom, KT Corp and LG UPlus. KT Corp said that it received a combined total of 10,000 orders in one minute for both devices, and received 50,000 orders in thirty minutes. LG UPlus, which is controlled by LG Corporation and is selling the iPhone for the first time, said that it received 20,000 orders within 20 minutes. SK Telecom declined to give specific figures, but announced that the first and second batch of pre-orders were already booked by customers with a third round beginning this morning.

The report notes that there were 30,000 pre-orders for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 before it launched in Korea last month. A spokesperson for LG UPlus shared a similar account, noting that pre-orders for the Galaxy Note 4 did not match the pace of pre-orders for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus will launch in South Korea and 22 other countries on October 31st. Apple also expects to launch in the iPhone in 115 countries by the end of the year, totaling to its fastest rollout ever.

Update: As noted by a number of readers, Samsung intentionally limited launch quantities of the Note 4 in Korea to 30,000 units, making a valid comparison essentially impossible. Apple's numbers also include both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, while the Note 4 most directly competes with only the iPhone 6 Plus.

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22 months ago
Poor fellas

I don't know about you, but it has been extremely nice to watch Samsung burn. Just think about it: A huge conglomerate where the vast majority of their profit (80% of Samsung Electronics, so more than 50% of the whole conglomerate) comes from cheap-ass, plastic phones DIRECTLY with a vast amount depending on them indirectly (samsung display, etc.).

They went from 60 % growth to 60 % decline in profits. What a turn! Costumers learned and were only fooled once or twice. And the news about their Chairman and possible successor, cheating on benchmarks, being known for useless gimmicks, the attempts to break from Google? What a *****torm.

They will still be around for decades to come, but never as a juggernaut. Just a "me too" company that no one cares about.

And the whole Android ecosystem, with every single OEM on the red or making 0 $? It is getting funnier and funnier.

Yeah, I know: Competition is good for this, competition is good for that.
I don't want to only have Apple around: I just want to see corrupt companies burn and irrelevant OEMs disappear. I wish the best for great companies, like Google.
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22 months ago
Great to see Samsung getting beat on their home turf, that's got to hurt! :apple:
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22 months ago

I don't know about you, but it has been extremely nice to watch Samsung burn. Just think about it: A huge conglomerate where the vast majority of their profit (80% of Samsung Electronics, so more than 50% of the whole conglomerate) comes from cheap-ass, plastic phones DIRECTLY with a vast amount depending on them indirectly (samsung display, etc.).

They went from 60 % growth to 60 % decline in profits. What a turn! Costumers learned and were only fooled once or twice. And the news about their Chairman and possible successor, cheating on benchmarks, being known for useless gimmicks, the attempts to break from Google? What a *****torm.

They will still be around for decades to come, but never as a juggernaut. Just a "me too" company that no one cares about.

And the whole Android ecosystem, with every single OEM on the red or making 0 $? It is getting funnier and funnier.

Yeah, I know: Competition is good for this, competition is good for that.
I don't want to only have Apple around: I just want to see corrupt companies burn and irrelevant OEMs disappear. I wish the best for great companies, like Google.


That's all true except for the "Google is great" part. I'm not sure they're so great. What have they ever really done except create a usable search engine and sell mountainloads of data to intelligence agencies and corporate interests? Driverless cars? Google glass?
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22 months ago
Everyone's missing the fun part::

Recently S. Korean Parliament (or congress) passed a law saying "stop playing with price tags on phone," part of an anti-trust action. Though many say this law is a total non-sense, ironically iPhone is outpacing Galaxy due to the fact that Sammy can't play with phone prices anymore.

So now that "premium" phones are getting premium price tags on it, people decided to get iPhone instead of Galaxy, for the same price, for the first time.
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22 months ago
I have no love for Samsung, but this report is misleading. Those preorder totals include both the 4.7 and 5.5 inch iPhones. A more accurate comparison would be total iPhone 6+ preorders vs Note 4 preorders.
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22 months ago
So 100,000 in 30 minutes, not in total. Scary stuff. It's mindblowing thinking of the organisation required to build 2 million complicated bits of electronics a day, every day...
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22 months ago

That's not even in the same chuckle league as Tim Cook talking about 4" iPhones, just a year before following in Samsung's footsteps:

"We've put a lot of thinking into screen size and we think we've picked the right one."

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Based on the number of the 4" model sold, he probably isn't crying.
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22 months ago
Because Samsung suck.

That's why.
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22 months ago

That's not even in the same chuckle league as Tim Cook talking about 4" iPhones, just a year before following in Samsung's footsteps:

"We've put a lot of thinking into screen size and we think we've picked the right one."

;)

thats more of a strategy to throw the competition off. They do that with every product.
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22 months ago

That's all true except for the "Google is great" part. I'm not sure they're so great. What have they ever really done except create a usable search engine and sell mountainloads of data to intelligence agencies and corporate interests? Driverless cars? Google glass?


Still with that wrong claim that Google sells their data?

At least, if you don't like a company, post right claims, not the same wrong ******** wvery time

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Oh, sure...never mind that that browser is based on Webkit, right? There are other great browsers out there as well...nearly all based on Webkit too. Who would be responsible for that?


KDE team?
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