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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. ®

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