Feeds

Apple, Samsung whip out mobe sales in patent trial showdown

iPads, iPhones utterly trounce South Korean effort

Intelligent flash storage arrays

Apple and Samsung's courtroom patent melee had outed sales figures for the two companies' mobile devices.

Both firms have been trying to hold back as much of their performance data as possible from the public during the legal scuffle, in which Samsung is accused of copying the Apple iPhone design for its own products.

But documents filed yesterday revealed more details on their smartphones and fondleslabs than their quarterly reports ever have.

From June 2010 until June this year, Samsung sold 21.15 million phones in the US alone, bagging $7.5bn. Its earlier flagship phone, the Galaxy S II, sold 4.1 million units when all of its models were included, making $1.8bn. Out of the others, the Galaxy Prevail was the most popular, selling 2.25 million while 1.89 million Epic 4Gs were bought.

The South Korean firm also sold 1.4 million Galaxy Tabs and Tab 10.1s for $644m.

Apple's figures were just broken down into iPhones and iPads, with no guidance on which iterations they were. But the numbers far outweigh its rival.

From 2007 until the second quarter of 2012, the fruity firm sold 85 million iPhones for $50bn and 34 million iPads for $19bn.

Even taking a comparative timeline for Apple, from the third quarter of 2010 until the second quarter of 2012, the company sold 60 million mobes for $36bn and 32 million iPads for $17.6bn, kicking Samsung's sales to the kerb, at least in the US.

The financial data is necessary to the case to work out how much dosh in damages, if any, either company could be entitled to, but Apple and Samsung were still hoping not to have to reveal it all publicly. ®

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

More from The Register

next story
MI6 oversight report on Lee Rigby murder: US web giants offer 'safe haven for TERRORISM'
PM urged to 'prioritise issue' after Facebook hindsight find
Assange™ slumps back on Ecuador's sofa after detention appeal binned
Swedish court rules there's 'great risk' WikiLeaker will dodge prosecution
NSA mass spying reform KILLED by US Senators
Democrats needed just TWO more votes to keep alive bill reining in some surveillance
'Internet Freedom Panel' to keep web overlord ICANN out of Russian hands – new proposal
Come back with our internet! cries Republican drawing up bill
prev story

Whitepapers

Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
Forging a new future with identity relationship management
Learn about ForgeRock's next generation IRM platform and how it is designed to empower CEOS's and enterprises to engage with consumers.
Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
How to determine if cloud backup is right for your servers
Two key factors, technical feasibility and TCO economics, that backup and IT operations managers should consider when assessing cloud backup.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.