Unless you’ve been living under a rock, I’m sure you heard several news stories about Apple’s iPhone 6 launch this past weekend. The Cupertino based company claims to have sold 10 million iPhones on launch weekend, and they very easily could have sold more if supply could meet demand. Regardless of what we think here, Apple is going to sell a ton of their new devices.
Of course, those record breaking sales haven’t gone unnoticed by other major players, especially Samsung. Samsung has announced that they will speed up the release of the Galaxy Note 4 to try and curb some of the momentum behind Apple’s iPhone, starting with an official announcement and unveiling of the Note 4 this Thursday in South Korea. The device will go on sale on the 26th, the day after the announcement ahead of its original October launch. As of right now, this only affects the launch date in South Korea, so we may not see anything happen quicker in other parts of the world, and it’s not clear if they’re speeding up the launch of the Note 4 Edge, either.
Samsung is aiming to ship 15 million Note 4s in 30 days, which is a very tough goal to accomplish, especially if other parts of the world stick with their mid-to-late October release dates. Still, if anybody on the Android side of the fence is going to take some wind out of Apple’s sales, it’ll be Samsung.
Do you think Samsung’s Note line will continue to sell well, or will they lose some market now that Apple has their own giant-sized offering?