AllThingsD posted the mobile sales figures for both companies this morning.
Although weve already seen how the iPhone has affected Apples bottom line in the companys quarterly earnings reports, its informative to see just how much its grown in Apples home country, the USA.
Since its release in June 2007, people in the US have bought 85 million iPhones almost one iPhone for every third person in the country, according to the most recent census data.
After conducting a customer survey, Munster says more than 80 million iPhones will be sold when the new model is released.
The year that saw the most growth in US iPhone sales was actually 2011, when sales jumped to 32.4 million units over 14.123 million in 2010.
Sprint also managed to increase its market share of iPhone sales, keeping its iPhone sales flat in a quarter both Verizon and AT&T saw sequential declines of 14% and 16% respectively.
The reasons for the spike are fairly clear: 2011 was the year Apple finally brought the iPhone to carriers besides ATT in the US, plus it waited an extra four months beyond its usual launch date for that years model, the iPhone 4S, leading to unprecedented sales numbers when it finally debuted.
So in order to clear out iPhone 4S inventory ahead of the imminent launch, Sprint has decided to offer an additional $50 discount on the current model.
The Samsung numbers dont go back as far as Apples, but they show Samsung sold a total of 21.3 million phones between June 2010 and June 2012, generating $7.5 billion in revenue.
Apple has reportedly given the okay to its retail stores to price match iPhones sold by other, authorized sellers.
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