Thanks to the ongoing Apple Vs. Samsung trial in San Jose, California, we get a quick look into how these two tech giants have performed in the US mobile market. We all know they sell tremendous amounts of smartphones, but the exact numbers hadn’t been made public. However, now the curtain has been lifted and both companies have had to reveal their sales numbers for the court.
Documents filed by the South Korean manufacturer in the trial of the twenty-first century, show that Samsung sold a total of 21.25 million smartphones and 1.4 million Galaxy Tab and Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablets. Those sales generated $7.5 billion and $644 million in revenue, respectively, during the June 2010 and June 2012 period. As the Samsung documents reveal, the No. 1 spot for the best selling smartphones belongs to the Galaxy Prevail with 2.25 million units sold, and Epic 4G comin in second with 1.89 million, while Samsung Galaxy S II totaled (with all models included) 4.1 million devices.
Since the launch of the iPhone, Apple had a strong grip on the US smartphone market. Now that the numbers have been made public by the company (although its lawyers fought to keep these numbers secret) we see that the Cupertino company sold more iPhones in just two quarters than Samsung sold in two years. During its presence in the smartphone market, Apple has sold 85 million iPhones, 46 million iPod Touches and (since its launch in 2010) 34 million iPads in the United States, generating a total of $79.3 billion in revenue.
The numbers were made public because the jury will need them if they find any patent infringement by Samsung of Apple, to determine the amount of damage the other side caused. Besides their financial data, both companies have sought to not disclose their source code and other information they believe to be trade secrets. Apple fought to keep from disclosing its internal surveys of iPad and iPhone customers, but Judge Lucy Koh denied that request. In other words, we can expect a flood of other juicy informations from both companies. However, considering Apple’s well-known secrecy policy the company will fight for every bit of inside data. [Via AllThingsD]Contact Us for News Tips, Corrections and Feedback